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The Trade War

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the federal deficit is going up.

I guess that's not news.

Meanwhile, if you live in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, I'm sorry to tell you that the GOP has selected your city for their 2020 convention. Be prepared for protests, Nazis, and lots of male escorts.

Finally, an investigation by NPR found that Russia's troll factory established local news accounts on social media to post legitimate news stories over a period of years to establish trust among the community before using the accounts for other purposes. The accounts have now been suspended.

Also -- here's Manafort's mugshot


  • Michael B. Conway

    Paulie “Walnuts” Manafort.

  • It makes me really sad and angry to think back on the 2016 conventions. The Democratic convention was hopeful, upbeat, progressive, compassionate and professional. The Republican convention was a shitshow. And still we lost.

    • Doesn’t speak well of at least half the American people, does it?

      • Christopher Foxx

        Doesn’t speak well of us that we have an Electoral College.

  • Aynwrong

    Nope. Not news.

    HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

    “Be prepared for protests, Nazis, and lots of male escorts.”

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The average Republican voter has been more than adequately prepped to be willing recipients of Russian propaganda by three decades of Republican propaganda.

    • Username1016

      Sad but true. This whole thing has been brewing for my entire lifetime, and now, well, here we are.

    • ninjaf

      We learn over and over and over and over again that the Russians play the long game. Meanwhile, over here in Shortattentionstan…”SQUIRREL!”

      • Aynwrong

        Not arguing. but this works just as well.

        We learn over and over and over and over again that the Russians Republicans play the long game. Meanwhile, over here in Shortattentionstan…”SQUIRREL!”

        • ninjaf

          Very good point. Maybe that’s why they seem to get along so well.