WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
Ellen Stein | Trinity, TX | March 23, 2016
I just want to say thank you for the March 6th Doonesbury strip. I had read an article in the newspaper about the Wounded Warrior Project, but had seen no response to it. I was hoping someone would jump on it. Thanks, Garry. You hit the nail on the head, and I'm so glad you told it like it is. I hope it makes people more aware.
Jan | Vancouver, CANADA | March 21, 2016
Today's 45-Years-Ago Flashback strip could be published right now and it would describe the Trump/Sanders phenomenon perfectly.
Dave in Philly | Abington, PA | March 20, 2016
Whoa. I turned to Doonesbury this morning for my usual Sunday dose of brilliant Trump-skewering. Slightly disappointed that it was merely a clever conversation between Zip and Zonk. Then the last panel. Then a re-read. Hello, Donald!
Joe Strejnowski | Cleveland, OH | March 20, 2016
Most of the presidential candidates took a hit today. Hillary, with the "lose them" reference, while Trump, Cruz, and Kasich took a beating with the rest of the strip. Kasich is the one looking to be more normalized by standing next to the more extreme versions of himself. I say this as an Ohioan who is more familiar with what Kasich is about. Great job, Mr. Trudeau.
Steve Singer | Iowa City, IA | March 20, 2016
Re: Today's musings on Zonker's alleged cluelessness. A lot of us would argue for Zonker's commitment to the moment, his gentleness, his acceptance of others, his willingness to balance play (Walden puddle, competitive tanning) with work (a variety of unheralded service positions, and most notably as a superb nanny) as an ideal example of how to live a joyful, giving, ethical life. Zipper could look a long time before finding a better role model.
Tim S. | Vancouver, CANADA | March 20, 2016
Nice reference to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in today's comic.
Cyrus B. | San Diego, CA | March 20, 2016
Today's strip is brilliant! When readers look back at it in the Flashback section 10 years from now, I'm sure they'll recall the 2016 election and the parallels to Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Laurette | Paris, FRANCE | March 20, 2016
Yes! I had noticed that Zonker seemed all mature and avuncular when he was with Zipper! How nice to see my perception confirmed. And how meta to see this applied to Zonker's own Uncle Duke with respect to Former-President-for-Life Trff Bmzklfrpz.
Tony Phillips | Chicago, IL | March 18, 2016
The expediency of GBT's breathless artist 30 years ago holds true to this day, almost of necessity in New York. The difference is that everybody in a hip new club would look more like they were all artists, the critics as well, and the critics would be less interested in maturity than in the moment.
John Brennand | Langley, CANADA | March 15, 2016
Yes! Sunday's video, featuring The Wailin' Jennys, provides some much appreciated Canadian content. Or as it is known up here, CanCon.
DEMISE OF ART
T.J. Martin | Denver, CO | March 12, 2016
This week's Doonesbury Classic series on the demise of art, supplanted by the commerce of art, is even more relevant today than it was when first published. Where are the Robert Hugheses of the world when we so desperately need them?
Perry | Boston, MA | March 11, 2016
Sunday's strip, once again, was perfectly timed. Cause and effect, or happenstance? Thank you anyhow for exposing the scam.
Bill Vose | Orlando, FL | March 10, 2016
I usually do not agree with many of your musings, but as a Wounded Warrior from the Vietnam War I thoroughly enjoyed your expose strip that ran on Sunday in the Orlando Sentinel and referenced the Wounded Warrior Project. I was donating to them after the intense well-done ads they were running, but when I saw disparaging info on a vet website i inquired of their nearby HQ and was met by a wall of silence. I am involved on the Boards of a few other Vet charities, and no one gets any compensation other than expenses. It is common knowledge in the Vet community that WWP is an overall bust. Thanks for outing them.
Susan Bein | Portland, OR | March 09, 2016
Just substitute Trump's name for Buchanan's in today's "20 years ago" Flashback strip, and it fits perfectly. Only trouble is, twenty years on, it looks like that "reich" is much more likely to become a reality. And how ironic is it that Muslims are the new Jews, feared, hated and blamed for conspiracies. Mexicans are the new Roma, who were also on Hitler's hit list. Feels like end times, but sadly, it's just business as usual for the lowest common denominators in the human race.
Big Guy | New York, NY | March 08, 2016
The second panel of Sunday's strip shows B.D. crossing his prosthetic leg over his other leg -- not an easy thing to draw. Thank you Mr. Trudeau for working to improve your skills to make your excellent comic strip even better.
Dave Collins | Johnson City, TX | March 07, 2016
I'd like to add the voice of this Marine veteran of the American War in Viet Nam to the others praising Garry's takedown of the despicable exploitation of vets by the WWP. Semper fi, Mr. Trudeau!
Don Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | March 07, 2016
Thank you for Sunday's riff on the Wounded Warrior Project, and by extension most of the charities I've never heard of that telephone to solicit donations. I much prefer to donate directly to local organizations where I know the people.
Sheila Conley | Orford, NH | March 06, 2016
Today's strip about WWP was right on. How can "charities" dupe so many people? Fisher House, DAV, and other real organizations need the help. Thank you very much.
Dana Barricklow | Salem, OR | March 06, 2016
Thank you, thank you, thank you for today's comic strip!
Tony Xavier | Hillsdale, NJ | March 06, 2016
Garry, thank you for today's strip on the Wounded Warrior Project. It made me think, look up this "charity," and then cancel my contributions. I'll now donate to DAV -- Disabled American Veterans! Thanks again.