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Comics I Follow

Non Sequitur

Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Clay Jones

Clay Jones

Doonesbury

Doonesbury

By Garry Trudeau
For Heaven's Sake

For Heaven's Sake

By Mike Morgan
Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett

La Cucaracha

La Cucaracha

By Lalo Alcaraz
Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

Prickly City

Prickly City

By Scott Stantis
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine

By Stephan Pastis
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Shoe

Shoe

By Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Pluggers

Pluggers

By Rick McKee
Birdbrains

Birdbrains

By Thom Bluemel
9 to 5

9 to 5

By Harley Schwadron
Pibgorn

Pibgorn

By Brooke McEldowney
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
The Middle Age

The Middle Age

By Steve Conley
Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes

By Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes en Español

Calvin and Hobbes en Español

By Bill Watterson
For Better or For Worse

For Better or For Worse

By Lynn Johnston
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans and Karen Evans
Garfield

Garfield

By Jim Davis
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Strange Brew

Strange Brew

By John Deering
Wrong Hands

Wrong Hands

By John Atkinson
Glasbergen Cartoons

Glasbergen Cartoons

By Randy Glasbergen
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Aunty Acid

Aunty Acid

By Ged Backland
The Flying McCoys

The Flying McCoys

By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy
The Argyle Sweater

The Argyle Sweater

By Scott Hilburn
Close to Home

Close to Home

By John McPherson
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Off the Mark

Off the Mark

By Mark Parisi
Loose Parts

Loose Parts

By Dave Blazek
Free Range

Free Range

By Bill Whitehead
Half Full

Half Full

By Maria Scrivan
Speed Bump

Speed Bump

By Dave Coverly
In the Bleachers

In the Bleachers

By Ben Zaehringer
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Mother Goose and Grimm

Mother Goose and Grimm

By Mike Peters
Baby Blues

Baby Blues

By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
Crankshaft

Crankshaft

By Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis
Crabgrass

Crabgrass

By Tauhid Bondia
Sherman's Lagoon

Sherman's Lagoon

By Jim Toomey
The Duplex

The Duplex

By Glenn McCoy
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

By Jan Eliot
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Baldo

Baldo

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo en Español

Baldo en Español

By Hector D. Cantú and Carlos Castellanos
Drabble

Drabble

By Kevin Fagan
Adam@Home

Adam@Home

By Rob Harrell
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
Peanuts

Peanuts

By Charles Schulz
Snoopy en Español

Snoopy en Español

By Charles Schulz
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
FoxTrot

FoxTrot

By Bill Amend
Overboard

Overboard

By Chip Dunham
The Fusco Brothers

The Fusco Brothers

By J.C. Duffy
Lio

Lio

By Mark Tatulli
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzán en Español

Tarzán en Español

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
One Big Happy

One Big Happy

By Rick Detorie
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Bliss

Bliss

By Harry Bliss
Bound and Gagged

Bound and Gagged

By Dana Summers
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
Li'l Abner

Li'l Abner

By Al Capp
9 Chickweed Lane

9 Chickweed Lane

By Brooke McEldowney
Big Nate

Big Nate

By Lincoln Peirce
The Born Loser

The Born Loser

By Art and Chip Sansom
Frank and Ernest

Frank and Ernest

By Thaves
Frazz

Frazz

By Jef Mallett
Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

By Mike Thompson
The Other Coast

The Other Coast

By Adrian Raeside
Tarzan

Tarzan

By Edgar Rice Burroughs
Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It or Not

By Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Gary Markstein

Gary Markstein

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

Steve Breen

Steve Breen

Home and Away

Home and Away

By Steve Sicula
The Meaning of Lila

The Meaning of Lila

By John Forgetta and L.A. Rose
Pickles

Pickles

By Brian Crane
B.C.

B.C.

By Mastroianni and Hart
Rubes

Rubes

By Leigh Rubin
Herman

Herman

By Jim Unger
Luann

Luann

By Greg Evans and Karen Evans
Wizard of Id

Wizard of Id

By Parker and Hart
Broom Hilda

Broom Hilda

By Russell Myers
JumpStart

JumpStart

By Robb Armstrong
Nest Heads

Nest Heads

By John Allen
Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley

Recent Comments

  1. 22 minutes ago on Rob Rogers

    — My three favorites are Clay Jones (Clayjonz), Mike Luckovitch and Rob Rogers. For reasons of a personal connection, I also have a special affinity for Steve Benson.

  2. 24 minutes ago on Clay Jones

    — Love it! Noted for future reference. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then noted for flattery in future usages … MAGA-Lardo

  3. about 2 hours ago on Clay Jones

    Marjorrhea Traitor Greed, along with close political ally (and close whatever else, in these newly-liberated days of freedom from the constraints of her sacred “traditional marriage) Matt “Venmo” Gaetz, that other paragon of “family values,” has positioned herself as a close ally of Dirty Don the Con Trump. She is also trying to get Speaker Mike Johnson Kevin McCarthied out of his position.

    But Mike Johnson does have a bucket of cold water to throw on MTG — he was the one-time little-known back bench House member from Louisiana who engineered the massive refusal by House members on January 6 to vote against complying with the Constitutionally-mandated pro-forma duty to just COUNT THE ELECTORAL VOTES as they had been received from duly-authorized state election officials. Just open the envelopes and COUNT THE VOTES. That is what the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution specifies. Not hold a hearing. Not do an investigation. JUST COUNT THE VOTES.

    While Trump felt that Kevin McCarthy and (especially) Mike Pence let him down on January 6, it was Mike Johnson who led the way in filing Amicus Curiae briefs in support of lawsuits in five states to overturn the results, and who outperformed his role in the House in lining up members to violate their oath and refuse to just COUNT THE VOTES and certify the results.

    So today, despite MTG’s affinity for Trump, Trump met with Mike Johnson, who kissed his proverbial ring (and who knows what else) at Mar-a-Lardo, pledged to join in Trump’s NEW “Big Election Lie” (about imaginary voting by noncitizens, which investigations has shown happen in fewer than one in a million votes), and pledged his support for Johnson.

    Dirty Don the Con also noted his friendship and support for MTG and said he is sure she “understands” the need to stand with Johnson, kind of a mob-boss hint to get in line.

    Is Marjorrhea Traitor Greed smart enough to listen and understand?

  4. about 9 hours ago on Clay Jones

    As of today, Arizona now has the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the United States, while my state of California, right next door, has the most liberal, enshrined into the state constitution.

    What is ironic is that California had been admitted to U.S. statehood in 1950. After Arizona split off from the New Mexico territory to become a separate territory (that included much of Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas) in 1863, during the Civil War, with the southern half of the territory under KKKonfederate KKKontrol and the northern half under Union control, President Lincoln assigned William Howell to write a book of laws for the new territory.

    He looked to the only state already established in the west, and largely copied, in many cases word for word, large sections of the California legal code. The language outlawing abortion was copied virtually verbatim from the California statutes.

    The irony is that, while Arizona has reverted back to the 1800’s, California evolved over the centuries and has kept pace with the 21st Century.

    In 1967, one of the first acts by newly-inaugurated governor Ronald Reagan (thirteen years before his unholy alliance with the pseudo-“Christian” “Moral Majority” which is neither moral nor the majority), back when Republicans actually represented ideals of personal freedom and liberty that they just give hollow lip service to today, was to sign the California Therapeutic Abortion law of 1967 that legalized abortion, one of only sixteen states to do so prior to Roe v Wade becoming national law in 1973, in which all of the Republican appointees on the Court in 1973 voted with the 7-2 supermajority to recognize abortion as a human right, in which the Court’s majority opinion was written by Harry Blackmun, a Nixon Republican appointee.

    Subsequently, with an eye to the possibility that Roe could be overturned, California amended the state Constitution to enshrine the right of reproductive choice into constitutional protection.

  5. about 13 hours ago on Rob Rogers

    — Yep. They want another chance to try to win the Civil War for the traitors whose KKKonfederate treason flags their cult worshippers carried into the Capitol — an accomplishment even the original men in gray were never able to achieve.

  6. 1 day ago on Rob Rogers

    So much for these hypocrites who give so much lip service to letting the “free market” pick the winners and losers, and not just decide that those who donate the most shall be decreed the winners, no matter how consumers “voted” in the marketplace (but then we know how conservatives really feel about respecting “election” outcomes).

    There is nothing more dangerous to conservatism than free, independent middle-class working people who think for themselves — especially the women and minorities who they want to control.

    Thus the war on public education, freedom to choose the books we and our children can have access to, equal access to the ballot box, or the right to engage in peaceful protests while their own supporters are encouraged to engage in violent attacks on free elections and even to overthrow the United States Capitol itself.

    When conservatives talk about “freedom” or “liberty,” what they mean is “freedom” for ginormous corporations to run roughshod over the rights of workers (including trying to roll back even child labor laws that protect children!), consumers and our shared environment, but want to micromanage and dictate control over every aspect of everyone else’s personal lives.

    Those “pesky regulations” that protect workers, consumers and our shared environment and infrastructure from predatory oligarchs (or OILigarchs) that “infringe” the “freedom” and “liberty” of ginormous corporations and the few richest elites to trample the rights and freedoms of workers, consumers, our shared environment and the rights of middle-class working people?

    Corporatist conservatives — the Wall $treet Bank$ters who crashed the economy while they got rich — hate public policy oversight for exactly the same reason criminals and street thugs hate the police.

  7. 1 day ago on Rob Rogers

    Fortunately, the Biden administration, the real protector of freedom and liberty for real people, is stepping in to order enforcement of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTLA), a FEDERAL LAW which supersedes state laws, and protects the rights of women to emergency abortion care even if state law dictates otherwise.

    And women in some of those states are suing hospitals that refuse to provide emergency care, including abortion care in emergency situations.

    And it is not just reproductive rights. In the usual tradition of conservative hypocrisy and doublespeak in so many areas, contrary to their lip service about “freedom” and “liberty,” they want Big Intrusive Government to meddle in all areas of real people’s personal private lives.

    Conservatives are the ones who want to dictate total control over private relationships (dictate who you can or can’t marry or even what private behavior choices among consenting adults are allowed behind closed doors), private medical choices (reproductive choices such as abortion, IVF or even contraception, medical or recreational marijuana, end of life choices, stem cell therapies, gender-identity care), tell us what books we or our children can have access to, or try to force PRIVATE religion into PUBLIC policy and religious rituals into public meetings or subsidize it with special tax advantages (socialized religion).

    BIG Government Republicans in several red “nanny states” even want dictate what foods we can or cannot eat! Bought and paid for by Big Beef or Big Poultry, they are pushing proposals that would ban the sale of real meat — not cobbled together from vegetable sources, but real, biological MEAT — if it was grown from a cell cultures instead of killing actual live animals and likely not requiring injections of hormones.

  8. 1 day ago on Rob Rogers

    Republicans are liars and gaslighters. They will say whatever they have to say to win elections, but make no mistake, they are coming for your rights.

    Republicans and conservatives love to give lip service to “liberty” (from the same root word as “liberal”) and “freedom,” but in reality these little dictatorial tyrants want to micromanage every aspect of everyone else’s private, personal life.

    If a woman wants to have a child but has fertility issues, they will try to outlaw the option of using the most advanced fertility procedures currently available, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). And when there is a backlash against their extreme overreach, they will protest, “Oh no, we don’t really mean it,” but when Democrats introduce actual legislation to protect the option, the obstruct it.

    If a woman does not want to have a child, at least at this time, anti-freedom Republicans and conservatives will try to prohibit her from even having access to hormonal birth control (the Pill) or mechanical birth control (IUD) or post-coital treatment (Plan B). And when there is a backlash against their extreme overreach, they will protest, “Oh no, we don’t really mean it,” but when Democrats introduce actual legislation to protect the option, the obstruct it. The only method they approve of is ovulatory timing, i.e., the “rhythm method.” Women who actually use this method are known as “mothers.”

    And if a woman wants to get pregnant, and succeeds in conceiving, but then has a miscarriage or other medical emergency that endangers her life or health, she can even be charged with serious felonies.

  9. 1 day ago on Rob Rogers

    Twenty years ago, Donald Trump announced in a televised interview that he was completely pro-choice.

    When he found it politically expedient while running for president as a Republican, he flip-flopped and said he was totally pro-life and called for any woman making the very personal, and often painful, choice to terminate a pregnancy, to be punished. The woman. Oh, and then he said not the woman.

    Then he said that he would sign a bill calling for a nationwide ban on abortion after fifteen weeks.

    After the backlash in the wake of the Arizona state supreme court outlawing all abortions (except for life of the mother) with not even exceptions for rape or incest, resurrecting an old law dating back to 1864 during the Civil War when the Southern half of the Arizona territory was slave territory, Arizona would not even become a state for 52 more years and women did not even have the right to vote, Trump said it should be a state-by-state decision, as if human rights should depend on which state you live in, except that Arizona was somehow wrong and would then correct it, before Democrats introduced a bill to repeal the 1864 law which the Republicans promptly blocked.

    Oh, and it was a law that for the past two years Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake has praised and said should take effect but now, in the wake of the backlash opposes.

    Democrats in the Congress proposed national legislation to protect contraception and IVF fertility treatments that Republicans, including those that claimed to oppose the Alabama court ruling outlawing IVF, promptly blocked.

    In any case, Trump stated that he was proud that he appointed the judges who outlawed abortion and took away women’s rights.

    Trump is a political opportunist. Trump is a liar. He will do whatever is politically expedient. Whatever he says today, if a Republican House and Senate sends him a national abortion ban, he’ll sign it.

  10. 2 days ago on Clay Jones

    — Like all rippling waves, the ripple effect gradually diminishes as it moves from its point of origin. The biggest effect is closest to the bottom. The higher up the chain you go, the less the immediacy of the effect.

    Wages are one small component to SUPPLY in the supply / demand balance. The impact on the ultimate consumer price is not zero, but it is negligible. Everyone talks about wages, especially low-end wages, but I hear very little about high-end compensation that often soars into the tens of millions and occasionally even into the hundreds of millions, or other costs such as the cost of raw materials, the cost of equipment the cost of real estate or rent, etc. They all contribute to the ability to produce and sell a product; i.e., SUPPLY.

    With the exception of wages — labor, HUMAN BEINGS — all the other elements are single-dimension economic elements. Each of them plays one single role in the economic process.

    In contrast, people are not things; people are not one singular element. The role played by human beings in the economic drama is not one-dimensional. It is multi-dimensional.

    Every worker is not merely a cost center; it is also a profit center. The worker produces wealth — SUPPLY. And then the worker, in their further role as consumer, also buys the goods. Each worker buys products from other producers, and recirculates that money back into the economy as consumers — DEMAND.

    While the ripple effect of wages diminishes as it moves up, the ripple effect of workers as consumers is most strongly pronounced at the low end, because ALL of the income is recirculated back into the economy. None is hoarded or invested in static repositories of wealth such as art or other non-circulating assets.

    In this process of recirculation — the expense generates the revenue — the recirculation actually increases demand, increases wealth and actually stabilizes inflation. LOOK AT THE HISTORY I DETAILED. It has always worked this way in the real world.