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28May

VA Hotline Updated

One of the first things I did after the VA story broke was call the VA's phone number for health care information.  At once, I entered a Kafkaesque world of confusing phone options and recorded web addresses I was supposed to visit instead of calling on the phone.  ("Just go to 'V-A dot gov forward slash health benefits forward slash cost forward slash inquiry forward slash we're about to hang up on you dot html.'")  Now civilians everywhere are getting an idea of what veterans go through to try and get an appointment at the VA.
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21May

Antitrust Us!

We have to decrease competition in order to increase competition!  Sit back, relax and get ready for humongous corporations to explain how fewer choices mean more and better choices.  (Or so goes one of the arguments in support of the AT&T and DirecTV deal.)
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14May

Learn to Speak Benghazi

If you thought the Benghazi tragedy was a thing of the past, think again.  House Republicans are falling over themselves to rev up the scandal machine in an attempt to sink Obama, but more importantly, stop Hillary Clinton's march to the White House.  Even though there have been numerous Congressional (and other) investigations into the Benghazi attacks, Republicans are ready to fire up the ol' Congressional investigation machine once again.
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07May

Creative Execution

I would still be opposed to the death penalty if we executed prisoners by tickling them to death.  Now, thanks to Oklahoma's governor rushing an execution, more people now know that "lethal injection" is not as neat and civilized as it sounds, regardless of what you think about the death penalty.  After the recent botched execution of Clayton Lockett, we're learning more about what goes into a condemned person's veins and how it gets there.
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30April

NRA Hypnosis

I had already been planning on cartooning the National Rifle Association's ridiculous annual meeting when my nephew's unarmed friend got killed in what is shaping up to be another "Stand Your Ground" case.  The circumstances surrounding this shooting may make things a little more difficult for the shooter, who was basically laying in wait to murder someone.  The shooter's defense attorney has already said his client is going to use a Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground defense.
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