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MUCH EASIER
Kathie Brosemer | Salt Ste. Marie, CANADA | June 02, 2013

Bottle-feeding?! Say it ain't so! So much easier to juggle the warm noisy things when you can just uncover and feed -- no washing, sterilizing, mixing, filling, storing, retrieving, warming... while they're crying! Football carry, two at once, no problem!

SPIN-OFF?
Kanook | CANADA | June 02, 2013

Spin-off? Noooooooooooooooooooooo! Sorry, that is articulate as I can be on the subject.

CONGRESS
Shooshie Roberts | Dallas, TX | May 30, 2013

"Up, up and away, in our beautiful balloon…" I love what you've done with Congress this week. While the White House is heavily rooted in some attempted reality, always looking staid and conservative (the actual, not political, definition of the word), Congress is floating up in the clouds. It's evident that Congress heeds no laws, be they Newton's or the Constitution's, Biblical or Mathematical, no, not the laws of physics or numbers. Instead they float where their hot air keeps the billowy dome inflated with whatever reality they're up to creating. Beholden not even to the laws of math, they're already up to 110% of whatever deviltry was deemed possible, and they're just getting warmed up! And so the big Dome blows wherever the strongest wind takes it; anywhere but down there where real people have to walk. "Up there… is it Smoke? Is it a Cloud? No! It's Congress!" GBT, you're a genius. Congress? Mehh… not so smart. But they get points for creativity.

POWER
Marc | Bourne, TX | May 29, 2013

Re: TO GOVERN. Let's reread Article 1, Section 8. Here's just the first bit: "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; To establish Post Offices and post Roads; To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."

BULLSEYE
donniemac | Marathon, FL | May 29, 2013

Re: TO GOVERN. The Constitution assigns duties to both the executive branch and the legislative branch to govern the USA. Yesterday's strip is a bullseye. The Republicans are determined to prove Mitch McConnell correct and deny Barrack Obama another term in the White House, LOL.

CLASSIC
Maerzie | Florence, WI and Foley, AL | May 28, 2013

Today's strip is a classic, and I hope it's saved for posterity. President Obama will go down in history as one of our best presidents, and the invented, hateful, envious comments against him will look even more foolish than they do now.

TO GOVERN
Jeff | Ventura, CA | May 28, 2013

I appreciate the humor in today's strip, but, as I understand the Constitution, it isn't actually Congress' job to "govern."

MARK
Robert | Clarksville, TN | May 28, 2013

I wonder how long the congressional investigations will have to go on before we see Mark yelling, "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!"

ZONKER'S DREAMS
Al Romano | Montreal, CANADA | May 28, 2013

I have the feeling that once Zonker's weed plantation dreams are snuffed, he will have a new gig as nanny for twins.

GOLD STAR MOTHER
Marti | Dickerson, MD | May 27, 2013

I am a Gold Star mother who knows a four-year-old little girl and a not-yet-one-month-old baby boy bearing, in remembrance, my son's middle name. Your May 24th strip brought most knowing tears. Thank you!

FAVORITE
Susan | Austin, TX | May 25, 2013

Leo has rapidly become my favorite Doonesbury character. His steady love for Alex makes her so much more likeable. I look forward to seeing them both grow.

TOGGLE'S RESPONSE
Sven | Media, PA | May 25, 2013

I love Toggle's response to an ever-panicking Alex. As a father of triplets, I have used the exact line about "going to a zone defense" when discussing our experiences with our sons when they were babies and then toddlers. They are now 16 (or a collective 48). I'm sure that I lost some brain cells from the sleep deprivation in the early years. I've been a fan of Doonesbury since high school in the early 80s and haven't missed a strip since.

REMEMBERING
Seven | Alexandria, VA | May 25, 2013

What an awesome week in the Doonesbury family -- the reunion, a STEM PhD for Alex, and naming the boys; all perfectly timed. Thank you! Remembering those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice; and those who have yet to come home...

MORNINGS
Chuck Somerville | Huntington, WV | May 24, 2013

Most mornings you entertain me. Some mornings, like this one, you move me. Simply beautiful. Thank you!

TODAY'S STRIP
Jeffery L. Faulk | Ukiah, CA | May 24, 2013

Today's strip brought a tear to my eye. How do you argue with that?

NEVER FORGET
Bob Brill | Elburn, IL | May 24, 2013

No matter what your feelings are on war, never forget what it has cost us. Thanks for the jolt. Unfortunately to many Americans, Memorial Day is just the first day of summer, when the pools are open, when we get the grills fired up, and a day on which there are many sales.

JOE, STEVE, KEVIN AND ERIC
Dan Keohane | Natick, MA | May 24, 2013

Thank you for your powerful Memorial Day cartoon. I've thought about Joe, Steve, Kevin and Eric frequently since 1987, but hadn't shed tears in a long time.

NOT EASY
Jack Cert | Chatham, NJ | May 24, 2013

"Not easy" is pure Leo. Perfect.

HOW?
Karen Hale | San Diego, CA | May 24, 2013

OMG!!! How can Alex say no to that? Tears did start flowing when I read this morning's strip.

BUDS
Andrew Laine | Cape Cod, MA | May 24, 2013

"Two buds of mine..." You never know when the tears will flow, do you. Thanks.