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  1. about 1 hour ago on Non Sequitur

    When I was a kid, I used to wonder why Bonnie & Clyde were considered folk heroes. I don’t wonder any more.

  2. about 5 hours ago on Candorville

    The miles and years may separate us, but we’ll always have sour cream. (sniffle)

  3. about 13 hours ago on Rob Rogers

    One has to wonder just how low the resident would have to sink to alienate his supporters (especially the brain-dead hypocritical evangelicals). Would they finally disavow him if he butchered, roasted, and devoured babies on live TV? Perhaps some would (tho probably fewer if they were black or brown babies).

  4. about 13 hours ago on Steve Benson

    We keep falling for the resident’s hand-waving diversions. I’m reminded of this comment from Tony Campolo, an actual evangelical pastor addressing his congregants: “I have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.”

  5. about 13 hours ago on Mike Luckovich

    And when it’s the turn of the banks, insurance companies, and fossil-fuel industry it’s #MoneyMitch

  6. about 13 hours ago on Tom Toles

    Depending on which hat he’s wearing at a particular moment, that would be Moscow Mitch, Massacre Mitch, or Money Mitch. Very unlikely that there ever was a Mellow Mitch.

  7. about 13 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    It seems cruel to “like” this comment, but I do respect it. Good luck.

  8. about 13 hours ago on Non Sequitur

    Sectors that are currently on track to be monopolies (at least regionally if not nationally — or even globally) are all creatures of the information age, which continues to outpace public policy: cell-phone providers, cable-TV services, search engines, and social-media and shopping websites. And the anti-trust division at the US Department of Justice couldn’t care less.

  9. about 13 hours ago on Frank and Ernest

    Also, for all you Timon fans out there, we’re just going to pass quietly over what happened one day when Simba felt like a little after-nap snack.

  10. about 14 hours ago on Candorville

    Decades ago, a professor in a law-school class on evidence staged a little demo for his students. As they were filing in for class, two of them got into a heated argument, which led to pushing, shoving, and swearing, until one of them punched the other, at which point they both turned and ran out of the room. The prof then had all the remaining students sit down and write out exactly what they had just seen. Then he collected all the papers and played the video of the event. Then he had them write their accounts of it again. Afterwards, comparing the papers, it turned out that more of the students had, the 2nd time, repeated what they thot they had seen the 1st time than what they’d had a chance to look at in the cool, calm aftermath. And almost nobody got all the details right either time.

    The point — widely understood in psychology, somewhat less so in the law — is that eyewitness testimony, despite its sterling reputation among the general populace, is horribly unreliable.