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By Rick Jensen Before defending Abercrombie & Fitch, please know I regard the company as a bottom-feeding, scum-sucking retailer of sex to impressionable prepubescent girls. They have as much a right to exist as people have the right to ban … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan In the past few weeks we’ve learned that Josh Dugger was a child molester, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was a child molester and the Methodist Church in the UK has apologized for … Continue reading

By Peter Funt Every concerned American — or, at minimum, Jimmy Kimmel and John Oliver — is eager to learn who’s next in the Republican presidential free-for-all. True, anyone entering at this point faces an uphill battle in a field … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown A recent Gallup poll, “Moral Acceptability: Changes Over Time,” shows Americans made a startling move to the left over the past 15 years. A blanket blaming of the church is the easy answer, but today, where … Continue reading

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman SAN DIEGO, Ca — Uncertainty, thy name is San Diego. They say, “Where there’s smoke there’s fire.” Or some say, “They’re just blowing smoke.” Trust me: there’s smoke AND fire around the high-paid host of … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell Get this: Conservatives give better graduation speeches than their more liberal-minded counterparts. After reviewing two commencement-speech anthologies — “The World is Waiting For You,” which features 18 speeches by liberals, and “Remembering Who We Are,” which showcases … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Population scientists describe the Baby Boom generation as anybody born between the years 1946 and 1964. Which means the youngest of the Baby Boomers turned 50 last year, and the oldest will turn 70 next … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford Today I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States of America. You might justifiably point out that I—a Democrat—would be an odd choice to lead the Republican ticket. To … Continue reading

BBC News is famed for its news coverage, dramas and its documentaries around the globe. Earlier this year, 2015 PosNeg conducted interviews around crack-cocaine addiction in the small West African state of Guinea-Bissau. Benjamin Dix, who wrote the script, gave me the honor … Continue reading

Here’s my latest local Nashville cartoon from the Nashville Scene altie-weekly that is all over town. This cartoon came out on the day that the crazy … Continue reading

This is the first cartoon I’ve drawn for almost two weeks, after my trip to Ukraine. I was a little more ambitious with this one … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan I don’t care how popular the Duggar family and their TLC reality show “19 Kids & Counting” is with Christian conservatives. I don’t care how many Republican presidential hopefuls Josh Duggar posed with in Iowa, … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree May 20, 2015 was one of the most bittersweet days of my life. That’s when my son Gideon reached the milestone of graduating from sixth grade. I was a bit weepy as I took photos of … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown Reports coming out of Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria convey hundreds of dead and burned bodies littering streets and thousands of people displaced and on the run. Loss after loss, setback after setback, the White House … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president. Georgie has been a partisan … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst And now, your weekly update from the world of poly ticks. Run for your lives, people, because it’s complete chaos out there. In the pre-summer rush to wrangle positive press; current presidential candidates, potential presidential … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford This might not sound like a big deal, but Pearson has lost the contract for standardized testing in Texas schools. Pearson was there in the 1980s when high-stakes testing spread slowly from Texas to every single public … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic license approved yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of … Continue reading

Last week I was in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, for the opening of an exhibition of political cartoons. I’ve been speaking at some universities … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown Dear President Obama, I write this letter in response to your May 12 visit to Georgetown University where, in a so-called religious setting, you urged conservatives and liberals to unify to fight poverty. Helping those in … Continue reading