These past few Sunday mornings, when many people turn to the funnies in the Washington Post, Garry Trudeau has offered readers large doses of sanity and conscience in his invaluable Doonesbury strip.

Taking on Republican “family values”, John McCain’s endless war, the Bushies’ war crimes problems and numbness to the use of torture–Trudeau pulls no punches and cuts straight to the heart of these issues.

Indeed, Doonesbury would be a welcome addition to the Post‘s editorial page–more thought-provoking, useful, and courageous than the newspaper’s usual timid and wrongheaded editorials.