Aug. 2, 2006 12:00
Did John Bess even read Greg Peters' excellent explanation of his comic ("Indiscretions: The Chris Williams Cartoon," July 19)? I follow Peters' work on the Internet, and Snake Oil occasionally goes over my head because I don't have the local context. But even though I had no idea who the councilman was or what he did, I knew that Peters' statement was calling him an idiot, not calling civil rights leaders idiots.

I'll admit that the comic was subtle, but I also knew that Rosa Parks writing "crackers drool" on a bus seat is so disjointed, that it couldn't have been about Parks herself. I'm half a country away, and even I understood this. Maybe if Peters concentrated more on political comics with "REPUBLICANS" written on big cartoony elephants and RESIDENTS falling in tar pits labeled INSURANCE QUAGMIRE, you'd get less complaints.

Should Democrats dump Dixie? DEC 17 Blogger Bob Mann gives his two cents on the question being discussed among tight-pants-bushy-beard-hat-on-in-the-house northern liberals who were disgusted by Mary's defeat. In a round-about way, he's seeking to remind them that the pendulum always swings back. Must-read story about Janzen Jackson DEC 17 This post on Vice Sports is an in-depth look at the life of Janzen Jack

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