- Acceptable Targets: It's very obvious that Wiley Miller doesn't like lawyers. Rich capitalists, bankers, Republicans, and ex-President Donald Trump are also typical targets.
- Harsher in Hindsight:
- Miller came under fire in 2010 after a slew of editors pulled his comic poking fun at the media's refusal to publish images of Muhammad by drawing a "Where's Muhammad?" comic in the style of Where's Waldo?, as he intended to lampoon the global furor behind the topical "Draw Muhammad Day." While Miller argued that there was nothing controversial behind his comic, his lighthearted take on the events and response to the pull feels a lot more naive after multiple shootings and deaths in 2015 that occurred in multiple countries as backlash against drawing Muhammad, the most notorious of which was the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris that killed twelve and injured 11.
- One late 2020 strip has Captain Eddie telling a group of people who have secluded themselves from society during the Trump presidency that it should be safe for them to come home soon unless "the coup" is successful. This strip came out just a few weeks before the 2021 Capitol riots focused on stopping the electoral college from confirming Joe Biden as president.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The comic started to become increasingly political in the 90s, though Miller still devoted time to other plotlines and concepts. During and after the extremely divisive 2016 presidential elections, however, the comic became almost full-blown political, with seemingly every other comic relating to politics or Donald Trump in some way, a change that has led to some fans being disgruntled that the focus is hardly on the characters anymore.
YMMV / Non Sequitur