The Attorney General and the Case of the Slippery Defendant
Don't miss the special cameo appearance at the end
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This week’s comic features the intrepid Merrick Garland, A.G. in his most challenging adventure yet: “The Case of the Slippery Defendant”
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This week, Biden met with economist Larry Summers, who just said that an increase in the unemployment rate from 3% to 5% is necessary to combat inflation.
The current chairman of the Fed said last month it was his goal to get wages down (!), and that workers need to be “disciplined” by the labor market (!!).
As I said on Twitter:
This is an old and jaw-droppingly cruel tenet of certain economists. Back in 1994, I did this comic when the Fed was keeping the unemployment rate at what it called its "natural rate," 6%, in order to ward off inflation.
This week’s Classic Tom the Dancing Bug (published on GoComics yesterday) is News of the Times: “Everything Was Better When You Were Twelve” (from 2007).
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Volume 5 - Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor (June, 2022)!!
TOM THE DANCING BUG: EAT THE POOR, VOLUME 5 IN THE COMPLETE TOM THE DANCING BUG -- 2007-2011. Clover Press’s Complete Tom the Dancing Bug program marches on with the fifth chronological volume (and third volume published to date), covering every installment of the award-winning (and two-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist) comic strip, from 2007-2011. This volume covers the years of Obama’s election and The Great Recession, with a particular focus on Lucky Ducky, "the Poor Little Duck Who’s Rich in Luck.” But the topics also range far from the political and topical, into waffle irons, drunk shirtless guys, and particle accelerators.
And of course, it also features Tom the Dancing Bug favorites like God-Man, Super-Fun-Pak Comix, Billy Dare, Boy Adventurer, and Charley the Australopithecine. It also includes other comics Ruben Bolling created during those years: a Recession-themed comic created for Harper’s Magazine; and the legendary, insane Toy Story/Cormac McCarthy mashup he did for The Village Voice.
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