M. Harris | Lascassas, TN | February 16, 2017
The Flashbacks page revisits the first appearance of Phred, 45 years ago today. Welcome back!
Thomas L. Olsen | El Paso, TX | February 16, 2017
Former Ambassador Duke should have a job in the Trump Administration. Ethics Czar might be appropriate. Or special assistant to Steve Bannon.
WAYS OF SEEING
George S. | Tequesta, FL | February 14, 2017
Today's video, John Berger's "Ways of Seeing," is a fascinating view of how we interpret the world around us. I wonder what his opinion would be of the internet, the iPhone, the portable computer screen -- not to mention visual "special effects" -- on the impact to society's visualization of the world around us. All images, real or distorted, are available to all, their interpretation left open to the viewer.
Craig Baumberger | Greenville, IL | February 10, 2017
I just spent 15 minutes reading Hedley tweets. Great way to start the day.
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | February 08, 2017
I'm surprised there hasn't been a Trump brand of Dr.-Whoopee-type products. He puts his name on everything else, and in 1997 he bragged about how dangerous it was sleeping around. “It's scary, like Vietnam. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier."
Mike | Vineland, NJ | February 08, 2017
So, 25 years ago, they were contemplating the 1,500-mile "Buchanan Trench." After 25 years of contemplation, one would think that by now they'd have figured out how to pay for it.
25 YEARS AGO
Andrew Hobley | Andover, UK | February 08, 2017
I had to reread Sunday's "25 years ago" strip several times: In 1992 a 1,500-mile trench to keep out Mexicans was a mad idea from a neo-Nazi. And now ...
John Ghalt | Anchorage, AK | February 07, 2017
This past Sunday's strip evokes my teenaged life without aid of rosy lenses: first flight with a paper “red carbon” ticket (like cash, don’t lose it); first legal drink at 18 (at a luau in Honolulu); first vote at 19. No picture ID required for any of that. At 58, state law now requires liquor store ID check even for a bottled Coke; “temporary DL” rejected by TSA (good thing I had a passport card). They still accept a paper voter registration card (the GOP hasn’t yet screwed up voting access in Alaska). An odd contrast -- at 15 I drove 110 on a straight-arrow Kansas highway with Mom napping beside me (still a personal record). I took the driving test the day after my 16th birthday (1974). Sam is college age, at least 18, with no DL. Even stranger: she thinks driving is “life-or-death” -- it took me years to figure that out.
Drew | Toronto, CANADA | February 05, 2017
Trump is having problems dealing with "so-called judges"? Better call Saul! Hey, it worked for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman...
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | February 05, 2017
Another reason to get a driver's license is to be able to use a credit/debit card. Or to walk along the street while Black or Brown.
Terry D. McGee | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | February 05, 2017
Do Americans understand how dysfunctional America is? I go to a busy inner-city Sydney government office where I can get over 100 different documents processed (including driver's license). I get to sit, read, use a laptop, whatever, until my number is called out. A few weeks ago I was there and they had a backlog -- so they called in extra staff. It took me twenty minutes -- some hard luck cases took thirty. Employ some extra workers, America! You're supposed to be a great country -- make your rich people pay some tax so you can live in a civilized society.
David Glenn | Byron, MI | February 05, 2017
Thank you! Thank you...for the Sunday morning Rachmaninov. It lifted the spirits on a cold, grey Michigan Day.
Brian Harvey | Berkeley, CA | February 04, 2017
Re the 2-4-17 SayWhat?: As a Californian who remembers the days of the Governator, it's pretty ironic to have to look to him as the voice of common sense, moderation, and humor.
Evan Paoletti | Sun City West, AZ | February 01, 2017
Your wonderful insights, and character development, enhanced by your subtle facial variations, provide such entertaining fare. Please keep it coming.
Paul Carlin | Belfast, N. Ireland | January 28, 2017
The current series of Classic strips illustrates quite well how attitudes have changed in the intervening years, due in part to the influence of such widely-seen commentary; racial characteristics are a subject which I very much doubt Mr T would tackle with such levity now. He has only himself to blame!
A COMMON TRICK
G.B. | US of A | January 28, 2017
The strips on the Doonesbury Flashbacks page are great at stirring up old memory coals. In today's strip from 45 years ago Benjy short-sheets Mike's bed back at the home farm. In 1972 that was a common trick for welcoming newcomers to my Antipodean boarding school. There it was called an "apple pie bed." No idea why...
Melinda W. Capozza | Augusta, GA | January 28, 2017
Our kids were brought up with "Asian family values" by a New York WOP and a Midwestern WASP. Golly, who'da thunk it? GBT strikes again.
UNCANNILY ON POINT
Roy S. | USA | January 25, 2017
Boy, the 35-years-ago today strip from the Flashbacks page is uncannily on point in terms of what's going on now.
Tim Morton | Leicester, UK | January 25, 2017
I'm pretty sure I spotted Earl being sworn in to the White House Clap Posse in a recent @RealRBHJr tweet. But during the swamp-draining I expect Duke to act as a political consultant -- not a lobbyist, per Corey Lewandowski's explanation in this video.
Edward Cherlin | Columbus, IN | January 25, 2017
It wasn't just computers that the Asian superraces wanted for their children. Musical instruments, too. As did my Jewish relatives, and so many others. Remember -- practice, practice, practice.