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On this week's takeout-ordering, working-from home weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen ponders what the GOP is doing while you manage your anxiety; (Th)ink looks at a way in which the United States is, rather unfortunately, approaching No. 1 in the world; This Modern World takes a look at Life in the Coronaverse; Apoca Clips keeps score of all the action; and Red Meat enjoys some convenience-store hot dogs, because why in the hell not?

On this week's laid-off, shut-in, sad, but determined-to-get-through-this weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World gets pandemic advice from the Invisible Hand of the Free Market; Jen Sorensen looks in on the Coronavirus Spring Break; (Th)ink ponders Fox News' five stages of the coronavirus; Apoca Clips finds itself rather empty; and Red Meat has a disturbing idea from Earl.

On this week's self-quarantined weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips asks Li'l Trumpy how containment is going; Red Meat gets a new job; Jen Sorensen wonders whether Dems are rooting for the coronavirus; The K Chronicles visits some bald eagles in Canada; and This Modern World looks yet again at Life in the Stupidverse.

On this week's hand-sanitizer-hoarding weekly Independent comics page: (Th)ink reassures America that Donald Trump has the corona thing covered; This Modern World features a visit from Invisible Hand of the Free Market Man; Jen Sorensen ponders conservative doppelgangers; Apoca Clips gets Li'l Trumpy's thoughts on the coronavirus; and Red Meat lets the kids pretend to be bank robbers.

On this week's pandemic-free weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World makes a failed attempt to go back in time; Jen Sorensen ponders politics and safety; The K Chronicles meditates to Mr. Chopra; Red Meat introduces spanking into the bedroom; and Apoca Clips preps Li'l Trumpy for his India trip.

On this week's fresh-and-fruity weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World ponders the craziness of presidential-primary news coverage; Jen Sorensen expresses alarm at the appearance of another alleged billionaire savior; (Th)ink offers a definition of white privilege; Red Meat invites Papa Moai to game night; and Apoca Clips asks the candidate about the behavior of Bernie Bros.

On this week's candy-heart-strewn weekly Independent comics page: Apoca Clips learns the truth about Li'l Trumpy's tan; Red Meat engages in a lengthy bathtub experiment; Jen Sorensen worries about facial-recognition efforts; The K Chronicles ponders the president's propaganda channel; and This Modern World, yet again, examines Life in the Stupidverse.

A sold-out crowd of 150 people enjoyed 10 amazing cocktails—all made with George Dickel Rye or DeLeon Tequila Platinum Blanco ... or, believe it or not, both—at the Fourth Annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Championship, held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Moxie Palm Springs.

Carlos Argumedo, of Farm, came in as the defending champ, and became the event's first-ever competitor to win two awards, when he earned the Audience Choice Award. The night's top honors went to Jake's Juan Hurtado, who blew the judges away by making an amazing drink using both the rye and tequila.

Ten bartenders competed in the event, which sold out for the second year in a row. Each competitor made tastes of their drinks for each attendee, before making full drinks for the judges: liquor sponsor Leslie Barclay; Brad Fuhr, of media sponsor Gay Desert Guide; and representatives of Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week’s beneficiaries: Desert AIDS Project rep Jeffery Norman, and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert’s Raul Rodriguez.

The event was hosted by Independent publisher Jimmy Boegle. However, Jeffrey Norman and Shann Carr took over when Boegle fell and was unable to continue.

The championship is the highlight of Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week, a production of the Coachella Valley Independent. During the week, which continues through Saturday, Feb. 8, participating restaurants create a special drink for the week, or highlight an existing drink from their menus, and donate at least $2 from each drink sold during the week to the Desert AIDS Project and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert. A complete list of drinks and participants can be found at PSCraftCocktails.com.

Below is a collection of photos from the event, taken by the Independent’s Kevin Fitzgerald.

On this week's overwhelmingly acquitted, yet guilty-looking Independent comics page: (Th)ink spies something, yet again, on Trump's shoe; This Modern World ponders the GOP excuses for acquittal; Jen Sorensen wonders who is going to save us; Red Meat pens a Valentine's Day poem; and Apoca Clips wants to know whether or not that creature saw his shadow.

On this week's coronavirus-free weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson watches a terrible show; (Th)ink avoids watching a slam dunk; This Modern World ponders Mitch McConnell's impeachment-trial rules; Red Meat tries to enjoy Mr. Bix's cooking; and Apoca Clips declines a chance to watch the trial.

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