Archive of Articles in the "Cartoons" Category

Friday Talking Points [332] -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

[ Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 – 17:58 PST ]

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country. So let's just dive in to the week that was, shall we?

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Mallard Fillmore Goes Too Far

[ Posted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 – 16:40 PST ]

I'm not one to normally get involved in singling out members of the media or pop culture for their idiocy. I'm making an exception today because of the vile nature of what appeared in my morning paper this morning. I feel it needs calling out, and I simply cannot remain silent this time.

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School Records

[ Posted Thursday, October 25th, 2012 – 16:55 PDT ]

No, this is not going to be a column about Donald Trump, who is apparently trying to get his face in the news again over Barack Obama's college records. Instead, we are going to feature a cartoon about education, from Joshua L. Eisenstein, PhD., in collaboration with cartoonist Sushila Oliphant.

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Fantasy Veepstakes

[ Posted Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 – 15:42 PDT ]

Peering into this fantastical realm, a broad array of fictional characters immediately leaps to mind, any one of which might help balance a Romney ticket. The following list is roughly ordered from least-likely to most-likely, for no other reason than to build suspense and keep you reading this silliness until the end. Where, perhaps, you'll be inspired to make your own suggestion (in the comments) as to a favorite who was inadvertently left off my list.

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Some Humor, And A Challenge

[ Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 – 17:25 PDT ]

President Romney today announced that Sri Lanka has won the bid to represent the American people in Congress, having narrowly edged out both India and China with a spate of well placed bribes in the final hours of the race.

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Friday Talking Points [217] -- At Night, The Ice Weasels Come

[ Posted Friday, July 6th, 2012 – 17:05 PDT ]

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.

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Guest Column (And Cartoon!): Teach Your Children? Well...

[ Posted Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 – 18:00 PDT ]

At times it feels to rank-and-file teachers like the wealth and power of the entire nation is aligned against them. For me personally, May 7, 2012 was one of those times.

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Friday Talking Points [202] -- Seamus, That's The Dog, Was Outside

[ Posted Friday, March 16th, 2012 – 17:46 PDT ]

Sometimes I'm just astonished at the inability of political campaigns to do a simple web search. Case in point: the story about Mitt Romney's dog Seamus.

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Merry Politically-Correct-mas?

[ Posted Monday, December 26th, 2011 – 17:29 PST ]

[Program Note: We're going to have a week of frivolity here at this week. Partly, this is so I can work on other projects, and partly it's because nobody's in the mood for politics this time of year anyway (Iowans aside...). To start us off, here's a blast from the past, a [...]

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Why Not Give The Onion A Pulitzer?

[ Posted Monday, June 20th, 2011 – 16:58 PDT ]

The Onion, of course, is satire. They were doing fake news long before Jon Stewart was even on the air. Being satirical, their campaign for a Pulitzer is heavily laced with humor. Humorous or not, though, they've got a serious point.

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