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People understand comedy like they understand electricity. They utilize it, enjoy it, know it comes from somewhere ““ but fundamentally don’t know much about it. And judging by the reaction to The Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s championing the Zadroga 9/11 responders bill to a successful passage during the lame duck session ““ most of [...]

At the stroke of midnight December 31, old and new acquaintances will once again join hands to sing the words to Robert Burns’ old folk song “Auld Lang Syne.” “Should auld (old) acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne (for the sake of old times).” [...]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree According to both The Associated Press and The New York Times, the nation’s school science fairs are in danger. The recession has forced corporate sponsors to make drastic reductions in the funds they contribute for entry fees, transportation and other expenses. Join me in campaigning for the funding to be restored [...]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Juan Williams says Sarah Palin is no intellectual match for Barack Obama. She’s no intellectual match for a match. That was a line I could not resist tweeting. Someone on Twitter got annoyed at my little joke: “So cheap and weak.” But I was actually emulating Palin’s style. Palin’s rhetoric [...]

Look!  Here’s my own cartoon year in review slideshow from msnbc.com.

Ah, New Year’s Eve. What a great night to revisit the past year. Though I’d rather revisit 1999. The unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 1999. Dot-com stocks were still creating lots of paper millionaires. The U.S. deficit for that year was $1 billion — that’s right, “billion” with a “b,” a far cry from [...]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Wishing you all a Very Happy Merry. And no, I’m not falling into that trap. You go out and dance to the beat of whichever winter festival you want to celebrate. Christmas. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Solstice, noon Tuesday, 420, a December date equal to the square root of the number [...]

Merry Christmas everyone! We have Christmas cartoons galore for you to share and enjoy with your friends and family!

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree The three words that members of my generation never thought we’d hear: “aging baby boomers.” But the first boomers (defined by the United States Census Bureau as individuals born between 1946 and 1964) will be turning 65 on January 1, beginning the inexorable shift of the “Me Generation” to the “Bathe [...]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree The three words that members of my generation never thought we’d hear: “aging baby boomers.” But the first boomers (defined by the United States Census Bureau as individuals born between 1946 and 1964) will be turning 65 on January 1, beginning the inexorable shift of the “Me Generation” to the “Bathe [...]