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Day after day for over three decades, Gary Trudeau has presented his views on American politics and life in his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Doonesbury.

Approaching the topics of the day with wit and insight, Trudeau's cartoons are often controversial -- and always relevant. His characters -- including Mike, B.D., Zonker, Joanie, and Mr. Butts, the spokesproduct of the tobacco industry -- have become a part of American culture.

When Operation Babylift made headlines in spring 1975, a new character, the last orphan out of Vietnam, appeared in Doonesbury. Through this character, Kim Rosenthal, Trudeau tackled the complicated issues of the Babylift.

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Enjoy this gallery of Kim Rosenthal Doonesbury cartoons.

All cartoons are © 1975 G. B. Trudeau. Used by permission of the artist and Universal Press Syndicate. All rights reserved.

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