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    Lisa G. | Chicago, IL | April 24, 2011

    This year's storylines have been brilliant. Thus it pains me to note a flaw in today's strip: President Obama is a Chicago White Sox fan, and no self-respecting White Sox fan is upset when the Cubs lose.


    Lauren | San Jose, CA | April 23, 2011

    Garry, I love you. You consistently hit the nail on the head. I laugh out loud almost every day.


    John N. | Columbia, SC | April 22, 2011

    Been worried about Ray lately. He deployed and we all sort of forgot about him. I know we get busy and we say we will Skype but things happen, you know? We deployed together in '03 and '09. I hope he is alright, dude doesn't talk much.


    Gary Bielefeld | Philpot, KY | April 22, 2011

    I frequently recommend to friends that they read the strip. But, last Sunday I felt like Paul Revere. "The hair! The hair! Trudeau has nailed The Hair!" I even suggested they read online to get the first two throwaway panels. The Hair is your Starry Night.


    Winifred Dunham | Maumee, OH | April 22, 2011

    OMG the lips. That hair. I spit out my oatmeal! Keep it coming. You are hands-down, the best cartoonist/caricaturist I have ever seen.


    Carl Schilt | North Bonneville, WA | April 21, 2011

    Since I have been told by a friend or two that Mr. Trudeau's affinity for soldiers is a Garry-Come-Lately thing (in spite of B.D. and Ray and Phred et al...) I have been awaiting the Lacey Davenport strip that appears in the 20-years-ago-today spot on Flashbacks. It's an all-time favorite. Pulitzer, Schmulitzer, where's the dang Nobel Committee when you need it? Good goin' man, and thanks.


    Cynthia Daoust | Calgary, CANADA | April 21, 2011

    Regarding Sarah Palin, that's huge reality star and half-term governor.


    Amanda | Yachats, OR | April 21, 2011

    I have been reading Doonesbury for decades, literally. I find the strip to be on top of what's going on in our world at any given time, presented in an offbeat, amusing way. You have given me more laughs than my first husband, and I appreciate it and you more than I can say. Thank you for your wonderful work!


    Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | April 21, 2011

    The question of whether anyone should take Donald Trump seriously was answered 35 years ago by Honey: "Even in Utopia, there's myopia." Also amnesia, evidently.


    Jay Posey | Rocklin, CA | April 20, 2011

    The birthers ought to take it a step further. Is there any real proof that Obama was ever born? I mean, he may have been delivered to Earth by galactic terrorists who see this presidency as the first step to subjugating the human race.


    Tony Phillilps | Chicago, IL | April 20, 2011

    Was the Donald himself actually born? How do we know he isn't some other form of creature -- an alien, not just from another country, but from some place in space?


    Judy | Buffalo, NY | April 19, 2011

    You nailed The Donald -- gotta love the hair! Thanks for helping us cope, with laughter, at the crazy world we are in these days.


    Molly Larson Cook | Coupeville, WA | April 19, 2011

    Please, please, please don't let up on The Donald! More than ever, you are hilarious and dead-on at the same time.


    Patricia Day | Baltimore, MD | April 19, 2011

    I am now dreaming about that hair. Is it hair? Or is it a Cthulu-type monster, just waiting to grow and pounce on unsuspecting opponents?


    Coquelicot Hall | Joshua Tree, CA | April 19, 2011

    I love the way the hair shows Trump's bald head but looks thick instead of displaying its outstanding characteristic of wispiness and its yearning for the strawberry blonde of days past.


    Joseph Lenchner | Corralitos, CA | April 19, 2011

    What!?! No Pulitzer since '75? I'm sure once The Hair, the Red Rascal, Duke & Son, Zonker, Zipper, Zeke and all the cast meet up at the royal wedding, you'll be a shoe-in. You have my vote.


    Claire Cashman | Wethersfield, CT | April 18, 2011

    Keep the strips on The Donald coming. They're hilarious!


    Thrilled | Chester, NJ | April 18, 2011

    I sincerely hope that The Donald continues his run. My dream would be a Trump-Palin ticket. But I don't think the strip does justice to The Hair. It's fine and delicate like mohair, and a beautiful orange color.


    Kent Gibson | Los Angeles, CA | April 18, 2011

    The one detail you missed is the creole mustard color of Mr. Trump's face due to overuse of bronzer. The raccoon eyes say it all.


    Mike | New Haven, IN | April 18, 2011

    I read your strip in the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette on a daily basis. You manage, from time to time, to get a rise or a chuckle out of me. I must tell you that Sunday's strip almost killed me. I have never laughed so hard and long at a comic strip in my life! The Donald's hair blew my mind!!!! I don't know why it hit me so hard, but woooowee...I almost had a coronary. Thanks!