Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Hutarri Atari

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Matt Savino appeared in the news this week. He’s the Michigan Militia member who ratted out a fellow far-right extremist to the FBI. He clearly felt this other group, the Hutaree, was especially dangerous. The distinction between people threatening violence and those closer to the edge gets lost at a distance. But not to them. It’s interesting to see where each person draws the line…What? There’s a line?

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