Columns

By Tom Purcell I didn’t know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me. Fathers were not considered … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst For many, it was an apocryphal moment. One which will be remembered for a lifetime. Exactly where we were and what we were doing when Bruce Jenner shocked the world by going on television to … Continue reading

By Jason Stanford I had tickets to the “ghost game,” the baseball game played last Wednesday between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox. Instead I watched it on television—bore witness, really—and it was as surreal as you’d think. … Continue reading

Like flies attracted to stinky poop, the media is drawn to riots and looting, with little interest in the other issues surrounding the stinky poop. … Continue reading

Here’s my new Baltimore Mothers Day cartoon. We have a great collection of cartoons about the riots in Baltimore here. Come look! Here’s one of … Continue reading

My cartoonist buddy Osama Hajjaj in Jordan drew a cartoon this week that he describes as depicting Arab women’s struggle and suffering under Islamic/Sharia Law. … Continue reading

In his acceptance speech for a recent award, one of many awards he’s received in his long career, Doonesbury creator, Garry Trudeau, made these comments about the murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: “Ironically, Charlie Hebdo, which always maintained it was attacking … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan, one of President Obama’s new best friends along with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, was extremely unhappy last week as truth—tellers worldwide observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian … Continue reading

Here’s my long interview with Bob Andelman (Mr. Media) about my work, the editorial cartooning business and editorial cartoons around the world.

By Susan Stamper Brown As Americans mourn the loss of Grey’s Anatomy’s Dr. Dreamy, on the other side of the world people struggle to stay alive amidst the rubble from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,000 … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell Legal rights for animals? Not so fast. A few weeks ago, says the New York Post, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe “inadvertently bestowed human status on two chimpanzees being used for biomedical research at Stony Brook … Continue reading

By Daryl Cagle Today I entered Iran’s Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. The first contest was a response to the Danish Muhammad cartoons back in 2006. This time around, the contest is in response to the Charlie Hebdo murders. People … Continue reading

By Daryl Cagle In his acceptance speech for a recent award, one of many awards he’s received in his long career, Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau made these comments about the murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: “Ironically, Charlie Hebdo, which always maintained it was attacking … Continue reading

By Tina Dupuy I had a deadbeat dad. The kind of slacker so egregious—so blatant in shirking his responsibilities—that he and his generation of counterparts inspired a series of draconian laws to combat their “free spiritedness.” My father (I wince … Continue reading

Making Sense by Michael Reagan We’re just a week into her long slow victory trot to the Democrats’ 2016 presidential nomination and already I’m sick of the media coverage of Hillary Clinton. You can’t escape her. She’s everywhere. And I’m … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown Because things are obviously not going well for the Democrat[ic] Party these days, I thought this former Democrat should do her part to help out and make a few suggestions. Read the First Amendment. It’s your … Continue reading

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree When I was a six-year-old lad lusting over the “ant farm” advertisements in 12-cent comic books, I had no idea how ahead-of-their-time those ads were. According to the April 10 “Newsweek,” entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and farmers are … Continue reading

By Susan Stamper Brown The diagnosis is in. America is sick. Radicals rule Washington and most of them are snuggled comfortably within the political party to which I once identified. Please, no judging. Unless things turn around, their domestic and … Continue reading

By Tom Purcell After I read the news report, I popped the wine cork and praised the science gods. Alcohol consumption helps us live longer. A new study, published in the journal “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research” found that teetotalers … Continue reading

Raging Moderate by Will Durst “And They’re Almost Off.” Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and … Continue reading