More than a few words of truth are uttered in jest, and one political cartoon that has seen wide circulation lately contains a particularly grim joke for the supermarket industry. Let's just hope it isn't true. The cartoon, by Ted Rall (Universal Press Syndicate), shows four frames. The first one sets up the premise with the overline, "Even though Democrats and Republicans are virtually identical, politics has become so worthless that nothing gets done anymore." The next frame continues ...

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