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Kater | Iowa City, IA | February 05, 2012

Regarding today's strip, I'm once again left to wonder how Jeff could be Ms. Joanie "Libby" Caucus's son? It's certainly not out of character, but that four scantily-clad, cowering bimbos were the only characters he could think of for women to relate to caused a few twitches.

Sharon Walker | Albuquerque, NM | February 05, 2012

Just want to thank you for featuring DonorsChoose.Org in the strip. Two people donated to my American History classroom in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, after reading about the matching funds grant! Thanks to you and these two fine folks, my students will have new materials that were badly needed to teach an interactive history class. I can't thank you enough for what you did for us, and for what you are undoubtedly doing for many, many students! Huzzah! :)

Carol Ann Robrahn | Louisville, KY | February 04, 2012

Thanks for matching my Donors Choose donation. That was so nice and very much appreciated! Three cheers for Zonker!

Marcia | Boulder, CO | February 03, 2012

Wow! is a great idea and a great web site. (As a geek myself, I have to say that -- I was blown away by how well-integrated, engaging and easy it is!) We must all be on the alert for ways to make a direct difference in what matters. Thank you so much for publicizing this one. Bet it will trend on Twitter thanks to Doonesbury.

Maureen | Beaver, UTAH | February 03, 2012

Thank you so much for the DonorsChoose link and the ZONKER code. My son's gift card amount for his birthday was doubled so that I could send a card to my daughter also.

Linda Gibson | Chicago, IL | February 03, 2012

The latest post at the blog Subversive Speech describes how the Chicago Tribune presented its dropping of today's strip as an act of journalistic virtue.

S. Carson | Atlanta, GA | February 03, 2012

I am pretty sure the code referred to in today's strip is "Zonker" because it's easier to spell than "Doonesberry," er, "Doonsbury".....whatever.

Joshua Rey | Oxford, UK | February 03, 2012

I'm finding the 40 year flashbacks particularly heartbreaking/warming -- the young B.D., completely boneheaded but also strangely noble, definitely in a world of his own but not altogether a bad world. And forty years later here he is, slowly transformed by huge changes and trauma like a rock in an arctic river, into the exact same guy but with real self-knowledge and compassion. Who says nobody's writing the Great American Novel any more?

Barbara Loring | Saco, ME | February 03, 2012

Yet another creative dimension of social advocacy leaps from the page today. Thank you for bringing to a new level of visibility and remembering the needs of our public schools and our young. The future thanks you!

Chris | Severan, MARYLAND | February 02, 2012

Wait, people still read Doonesbury in newspapers? I haven't bought one of those in years.

Allie | Gettysburg, PA | February 02, 2012

Your boys are too late! I saw the code in today's strip -- when I read it on my laptop.

Pete | Hillsdale, NJ | January 31, 2012

A toast to GBT for thinking inside the box.

Uberkarr | Rochester, NY | January 30, 2012

I dragged myself off the couch, dug through drawers and found an old pair of 3-D glasses. Hey, it worked! Thanks for the twist.

Susan Bein | Portland, OR | January 30, 2012

Reading today's obit of Jonathan Idema in the NY Times, and couldn't help thinking he must have taken his playbook from Duke, with a bit of the Red Rascal thrown in for good measure.

Kevin Kunreuther | Dallas, TX | January 30, 2012

I'm not reading a mailbag comic in 3-D! Next thing you know, the comic is gonna start talkin' when I mouse over it on my 'puter.

Ben Ezzell | Quilcene, WA | January 30, 2012

I wonder who were more offended by Sunday's strip; Assad's supporters or Gingrich's?

Curtis Burga | Mustang, OK | January 29, 2012

Wow! I had forgotten that whole plot about Duke and Newt's orphanage. Which is, of course, how Duke met his son. Nice callback, and it fits so well with Gingrich's recent statements about making poor kids work as school janitors.

Andrew Trapp | Urbana, IL | January 28, 2012

Roland Hedley's treatment of Ron Paul is quite reflective of the media's treatment of Paul in general: an almost desperate insistence on dissing and dismissing him.

Dave at Collinda | Johnson City, TX | January 28, 2012

Roland generally gets it quite wrong, but even a blind hog roots up an acorn occasionally. His assessment of Ron Paul and his Libertarian ideology is one of those acorns. While some of Rep. Paul's views (like ending the US imperial foreign policy) are, in my view, highly meritorious, many range from loony to scary and, if implemented would result in far worse problems than the exceedingly daunting ones we already face.

Ron Shirtz | Rensselaer Falls, NY | January 28, 2012

In today's strip Roland says Ron Paul's libertarian views are "Utopian" because they would never work in modern society. Perhaps. But are they any more "Utopian" than our government, strapped with 14 trillion in debt and growing, trying to be all things and do all things for everyone here and overseas? Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae creating a housing crisis with unsustainable loans to people who bought but could not afford them? The Federal Reserve is giving out almost no interest loans to the 1%. We spend more on our military that all the other nations in the world combined. TARP, Cash For Clunkers, The War on Drugs. The growing national security with multiple agencies, with local police becoming militarized with armored vehicles and weapons. All this and more have be done under both the Neo-Cons' and the Liberals' watch. Is this a government that "works" better than Ron Paul's proposed philosophy?