Your Daughter

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Tim Eagan)

In other news, the House Ethics Committee is launching an investigation of GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for his threats against Trump's former henchman Michael Cohen.

Meanwhile, the man who killed a young woman at the "Unite the Right” rally in August 2017 by driving his car through a crowd has been sentenced to life in prison.

Finally, the European Union has finally reached a trade deal with a group of South American nations following 20-years of talks.

Top European Union officials reached a breakthrough in free-trade negotiations with counterparts from the Mercosur group of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, paving the way for an agreement to expand goods shipments worth almost 90 billion euros ($102 billion) a year. The pact is slated to be among the EU’s biggest.

Both sides settled longstanding differences over Mercosur demands for greater access to the EU agricultural market, including for beef and sugar, and European calls for South America to lower automotive-import barriers.

Bringing to an end two decades of talks, the deal struck on Friday in Brussels follows groundbreaking European free-trade accords with Canada and Japan and adds political momentum to EU negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.

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Also -- an early heads up: I plan to be here on Monday and Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Thursday is both the 4th of July and my 35th birthday, so I'll be offline that day and possibly Friday.

This was the most fascinating thing I read this week. It's worth 30 minutes of your time.

Have a good weekend.

  • Draxiar

    Wow…that cartoon really hits hard. Usually they’re a snarky commentary on hyper-current events or a perspective on a GOP/conservative mindset that invokes a snicker or head nod. This one is a raw demonstration on the odious brutality of this family separation policy born from naked racism.

  • Aynwrong

    Unless Gaetz actually does jail time, I doubt anything will curb his behavior. This guy is an indictable offense just waiting to happen.

    The man who was driving that car bares responsibility for the killing of Heather Heyer. But there are people that spent years and have built entered careers stoking the hatred that created the environment in which he decided to take a life and assault so many others. They’ll never pay a legal price and probably not even a severe societal cost.
    I’ve never been particularly religious and I’m comfortable with that but people such as this make me want to believe in an afterlife where moral accounts are settled with extreme prejudice.

    I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. Happy Birthday JM.

  • Tony Lavely

    Happy birthday, JM.

    I have to say, I’m not sure “fascinating” is the best word. Terrifying comes to mind, especially for the people who won’t or can’t leave.