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Danger! Falling Stash!

President Trump told reporters he wants his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexican border to be see-through--to protect the American public from hurled contraband. "As horrible as it sounds, when they throw the large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don't see them--they hit you on the head with sixty pounds of stuff? It's over. As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall."

Take a Wild Guess

In August, after President Trump's implosion over neo-Nazi marches, the Republican National Committee approved a resolution condemning Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The vote was unanimous, but some went along grudgingly. "It's amazing that we have been lured into this argument that we're not racists," groused Colorado GOP Chairman Jeff Hays. "Why would we feel compelled to do that?"

Three Strikes and You're Dead

Dan Picard, a city councilman in Middletown, Ohio, proposed a "three strikes" rule for people receiving life-saving Narcan from first responders when they overdose on opioids, to save money. After two rescues, they would be refused care. "I want to send a message to the world that you don't want to come to Middletown to overdose," Picard told the local paper, citing costs. A four-milligram dose of Narcan costs $37.50.

From the Party That Stands for Nothing

Among the slogans tried out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of House Democrats: "I mean, have you seen the other guys? …

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