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I gotta thank you for showing me that Rowe cartoon! I love (♥) it. It is the best presentation of the Trump - Kim relationship I have ever seen. The idea, the art, the execution (that background of yellow, orange, and red - colors associated with a nuclear blast). As you say, a simple concept turned into something so meaningful. It's a wonderful, and thoughtful, piece.
I haven't seen it elsewhere so I have you to thank for bringing it to my attention.

Hank G.

I understand that people have different experiences with opioids, but I was on a morphine pump about 25 years ago after back surgery, and while I appreciated the pain relief, I did not like the sensation at all. I only got the morphine for a few days, so there were no physical effects from stopping it.

Maybe I underestimate the dangers, but since I have some current pain issues, I kind of wish I could get access to some. I don’t know what doctors those addicted people are seeing, but mine are not like that at all.

Mike Peterson

Things may well have changed in a quarter century, or it just may be that you didn't like the sensation. My father used to decline Novacaine at the dentist because it was less pleasant than the drilling. *shrug*

However, there are doctors who either overprescribe in general or who will write scrips that give patients too many pills at a time -- a month's supply instead of a week. And then there are actual pill factories; unethical doctors who will prescribe whatever you want in whatever quantities you want. The former are being educated, the latter are being investigated, but that's where the funding comes in.

Al Jazeera America had a good documentary on places in Florida that just sold opioids wholesale, while it also came up in Bernie Sanders' post-election town hall in Ohio, and I believe Ohio has a lawsuit against some pill factories.

Mike Peterson

And, yeah, D.D., isn't that something.

Now it's tomorrow and he and Powell each have to come up with another. Phew.

Kip W

I had minor surgery once, and was all helpless and pathetic about that. I was in a room with someone who moaned softly in pain much of the time. They had a morphine dispenser you could push a button on and either get more feen (these are the jokes, folks) or at least think you would.

They didn't seem to press the button much, which impressed me. I believed then that if I'd had as much pain as the unseen sufferer, I'd have sounded like the telegraph operator on the Titanic.

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