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    Madison King | Sharpsville, PA | January 11, 2017

    Earlier today, Donald J. Trump did exactly what you predicted in the December 18th strip. Like, literally, almost word-for-word, except he actually shouted down a legitimate news organization in the process. My question is how exactly do you travel through time, as you clearly did? And what are tomorrow's Pennsylvania Lottery numbers?


    Linda Weinberg | Anmore, CANADA | January 11, 2017

    Great news that Roland is back on Twitter! I will follow him immediately.

    Editor's Note:

     Indeed. As Trump Tweets Bureau Chief for Fox News, Hedley is constantly at his post, fingertips poised, ready to respond to events and to the urgent communcations of PEOTUS. Check @RealRBHJr out here:


    Mary L. Grabski | WI & AL | January 10, 2017

    The daily strip is a little too high for me these days, but the Mudline is awesome!


    Annie in Hawaii | Kapaa, HI | January 09, 2017

    I keep trying to find something good during these times. And enjoying Doonesbury is one of those things. Along with trying to get unfriended and deTwittered by Drümpf.


    John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | January 08, 2017

    As always, today's strip does its job of providing a chuckle while clearly demarcating the insanity enveloping your country. At the same time, I read "Prophet of Doom" in the Daily Briefing section and felt my blood run cold. Over the last few years I have told anyone who will listen that the threat of climate change has me more afraid than the nuclear terror felt during the Reagan years. Now, William Perry has added a codicil to that danger. If, as has been stated by members of the US military, societal disruption caused by climate change is the biggest danger we face, then each of the elements Perry outlines as elevating the chances of tripping a nuclear accident or engagement is cause for alarm. As the dominant life form on this planet, we truly possess the ability to destroy it. Now how do I sleep each night?


    Char | Carlton, OR | January 08, 2017

    I love today's strip. Perfect!


    Alfred James | Wichita, KS | January 08, 2017

    RE: FORESIGHTED. As jazz musicians we smoked the weed, but it being illegal in KS, much was ditch weed. Now that many states are legit I am enjoying it again. The Colorado product is aromatic and delightful; lovely high and fantastic painkiller. If I could get it at home I'd give up booze. Kansas is just now entering the 20th century, forget the 21st.

  • @RealRBHJr

    Don Albertson | Spring Mills, PA | January 08, 2017

    Whoever is tweeting as @RealRBHJr has the personality well in hand. Hand of the master, I presume.


    Melinda W. Capozza | Augusta, GA | January 08, 2017

    Today's strip is right on target. Again. As usual. Keep 'em comin', honeychile. There are many of us who are not enamored of, or fooled by, The Donald.


    Alfred James | Wichita, KS | January 08, 2017

    The 4:00 a.m. tweets reveal a miserable hateful man who has everything: huge wealth, family, the presidency. I lived in Mexico a while, speak some of the language, and my delightful Mexican friends ask this gringo, "You norteamericanos have it all but most of you are unhappy. We have little and we are happy people. Why?" If I have to leave the USA I'll go there.


    T.J. Martin | Denver, CO | January 08, 2017

    Actually methinks the most effective weapon at our disposal against the likes of a megalomaniac such as Trump -- who firmly subscribes to the idea that "the only bad publicity is no publicity" -- is to completely ignore him.


    Alex | Brooklyn, NY | January 08, 2017

    Donald Trump explained: He tweets to distract. A whole lot of people fall for it because, you know, mean words are, literally, the most important thing to focus on. The warnings of the rational actors cannot be heard above the shouts and cries of the masses whose feel-feels have been hurt by Trump's tweets. He distracts, most of us fall for it, all of us lose. Stop carrying on like precious little snowflakes. Twitter is irrelevant.

    What is relevant? Voter registration, voter activism, voter turnout. Civic action as a regular part of life. Even an hour a week writing letters (not tweets, not emails) to officials, engaging in phone banks, doing door-to-door registration drives, makes a big difference...


    Phillip Kehoe | Covington, LA | January 08, 2017

    This morning's strip should include a caveat.  Zonker (pointing up): "The Donald must not read the crawl."


    Sherry O'Sullivan | Williams Lk, CANADA | January 07, 2017

    I wallowed in today's historic strip! Except for the absence of hair sprawl, could this be the ghost of Xmas future?


    Chris | St. Augustine, FL | January 04, 2017

    Once again, GBT's prescience shines through. Twenty years ago today's strip featured a discussion about how it would be another 20 years "at least" before the prohibition on marijuana would be lifted. Great job!!!


    John Brennand | Maple Ridge, CANADA | January 04, 2017

    Serendipity is a marvelous thing! It may be that I'm a slow learner, but I admit that though I have known for years that our old friend Duke was originally inspired by Hunter S. Thompson, I didn't quite get the connection. Yesterday all became much clearer. While I was reading on Twitter, an item popped up recommending Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in its original form in Rolling Stone. The image with the link was the cover of RS, and the author was identified as "Raoul Duke." Now I get it!


    Carl | San Francisco, CA | January 04, 2017

    Zonker and GBT are so foresighted. On January 4th, 1997 Zonker said, "Drugs have become so politicized, it'll take at least 20 more years of violent crime, wrecked lives, and wasted billions before prohibition is abandoned!" Twenty years later, California, Colorado, Washington, and a few other states lead the effort to end prohibition of marijuana use. Prohibition of marijuana use in most states continues. Prohibition of many other recreational drugs, except alcohol and tobacco (the legal recreational drugs despite the many deaths they cause), continues in all states, despite the violent crime, wrecked lives, and wasted billions. Too many have suffered in this country because government officials did not listen to Zonker and GBT years ago and did not decriminalize recreational drug use.


    Maryhelen Posey | Calgary, CANADA | January 01, 2017

    Happy New Year to all at Doonesbury! Keep it coming, and we may all survive Trumpdom.


    Patrick Roth | Glendale, AZ | December 31, 2016

    Happy New Year to G B Trudeau, the characters in Doonesbury, and all the fans of the strip! I have followed it for many years and laugh and cry with all the characters you create for us. Thanks! 


    Richard Zimmer | Reese, MI | December 25, 2016

    Change was the winner of this election. Are you going to change? If your comic strip is going to bash President Trump week after week, you will not be doing America a service. Use your power in a positive way.