• For 40+ years Pulitizer-winning cartoonist/writer Garry Trudeau, one of America's most effective and thoughtful satirists, has produced Doonesbury, now syndicated to about 1400 publications. Seldom shying away from controversy, he apparently censors his conversations with wife/journalist/former Today Show anchor Jane Pauley.
• Trudeau (Spring 2012): “The GOP has chosen ... to re-litigate reproductive freedom, an issue that was resolved decades ago. Why Santorum, Limbaugh et al thought this would be a good time to declare war on half the electorate, I cannot say. But to ignore it would have been comedy malpractice.” Here's a sample from that week:
• Interviewer: “How do you view these comics gatekeepers (who would not run your strips about reproductive rights)?”
Trudeau: “I view them all as wise, loyal and good-looking.” (wikipedia)
• Back to the topic of communication among couples: