Jeff Danziger

Jeff Danziger is a syndicated political cartoonist with the Los Angeles Times ( He is the author of Rising Like the Tucson, a novel about the Vietnam War.

Recent Articles

Molly Ivins: The W. Files

Every American has a relationship with Texas--the state, the idea, the Alamo, or some other part of the place--shaped by the movies, the Kennedy assassination, or being stranded in the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, overhearing conversations in that languid, steel-braced drawl, and admiring the glistening steel-braced hairdos. In my case, it was being stationed in two Texas cities: El Paso, where I studied Vietnamese, and San Angelo, awaiting orders to the war. The locals I met were amazingly kind to servicemen. They helped me fix my pathetic old car and gave me a good meal afterward. They stood at concerts during "The Star-Spangled Banner," and they knew all the words. I felt that they understood that I was caught in the draft, bossed by thugs many miles away. Their own state government wasn't much different. Things haven't improved much, according to Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, who tell in Shrub how George W. Bush came from nothing to whatever he is today. The powers in Austin are still...