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That President Barack Hussein Obama, what a tease! He strings the lunatics along toying with them for two-and-a-half years, and then just when they’re whipped into a frenzy, he releases his birth certificate. LOL! I was going to draw the Donald (the “carnival barker” Obama called him) in this cartoon, but decided that it’s hard […]

We’ve heard a lot of pep-talks recently that it might be time to for Americans to reduce their living standards and expectations in order to accept the “New Normal” that is inevitable if Washington’s reckless spending spree on the taxpayer’s dime continues. It’s difficult to grasp the notion that citizens are expected to go without […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan Halfway through his term in office, President Barack Obama faces a crisis that could most probably doom his chances of being re-elected — he’s running out of gas. According to press reports, the respected Lundberg survey showed that the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in Chicago, […]

One of our newest syndicated columnists, Keli Goff (check out her columns here), wrote a column last week criticizing Gwyneth Paltrow for her suggestion that “everything in my life that’s good is because I worked my ass off to get it and to maintain it.” As Goff noted, Paltrow was born to Hollywood royalty and […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman What is happening now in the GOP? To a former Republican (RINO) like yours truly who is now an independent it’s tragic to see the once venerable Republican Party morphing into the embodiment of America’s talk radio and reality show political cultures. Are the Republicans poised to seriously lead the […]

During his travels in 1831, French writer, Alexis de Tocqueville, observed that America was an exceptional nation with a special role to play in history. Tocqueville wrote that, unlike in Europe, where social standing defined a citizen, America was a new republic where liberty, equality, individualism, and laissez-faire economics defined the “American Creed.” Citizens United […]

I just received Lloyd Dangle’s last installment of Troubletown. After 22 years, he’s ending his popular alt-weekly cartoon series to work on other projects (read my interview with Dangle here). Here it is:

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day ought to be expanded. One day every April — this year, it’ll be on Thursday — parents bring their kids to workplaces to help them “envision their future and begin steps toward their end goals.” It’s a great program, but why limit it to kids 8 to […]

I was thinking this morning of my beginnings in the cartoon field. I learned everything I know from some cartoon veterans who didn’t call themselves cartoonists. They called themselves comic artists. In 1956 I was 20 years old and I went to work for a correspondence school called The Famous Artists Schools. They offered courses […]

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