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This week marks the eighth anniversary of the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In liberating the Iraqi people from a cruel and sadistic regime that had the means and desire to commit mass genocide, used biological weapons against its own people, and offered aid and safe harbor for terrorists, the United States Military made us […]

Wisconsin adopted “Forward” as their state motto in 1851. Sculptor Jean Pond Miner was commissioned to create a representation of her home state and in 1893 created a seven-foot tall bronze statue of a female figure bearing the state’s maxim. The Wisconsin Historical Society notes, “Forward is an allegory of devotion and progress, qualities Miner […]

Berita Harian, one of Malaysia’s main daily newspapers, apologized Monday after running a cartoon drawn by Mohd Zohri Sukimi (who goes by the pen name “Zoy”) showing the popular Japanese icon Ultraman running away from an oncoming tsunami in their Sunday comment page (featured above). “We do not intend to be insensitive or to poke fun […]

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that leveled Japan over the weekend, the explosion at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has elevated fears of nuclear fallout. Some are putting the accident on a level just below Chernobyl. Cartoonists from around the world are weighing in the dangerous situation, as well as it’s […]

PHOENIX – This is not about politics or the economy, at least not directly. This is about Lemonade. “Lemonade, lemonade, like grandma made!” For 26 years, Derrick Moore has been selling drinks at sports venues across the West, but quenching thirst is only part of his mission. Moore is arguably the nation’s top ballpark vendor […]

Independents’ Eye by Joe Gandelman Will she or won’t she? Will Sarah Palin throw her Facebook page into the ring for the 2012 Republican nomination? Can she win the nomination? And if she gets it can she be elected? The conventional wisdom says no on the last two. That’s the same conventional wisdom that has […]

Every once and a while, cartoonists working hundreds of miles apart will conjure up similar ideas for a cartoon on the same subject. When five or more cartoonists draw the same gag, we refer to these as “Yahtzees.” Our most recent Yahtzee featured Leslie Nielsen and his famous “don’t call me Shirley” line from “Airplane.” […]

Earthquakes are the most bizarre of all the natural disasters. It’s like having your country physically attack you. No, not your country’s government, the land itself, the ground we walk on. That soil you love, honor in many ways, knocks you down and kills your loved ones. The tsunami is not as bizarre. We all […]

Well, this takes the Irish cake. The Irish “need not apply” in America all over again. Ireland, you see, is not doing so well. Prior to the global economic meltdown, its service industry soared as global companies took advantage of its well-educated, English-speaking citizens. Emboldened by its good fortune, the Irish government, and many of […]

Poor Peggy Joseph. Overwhelmed by the promise of hope after hearing an Obama campaign speech, Joseph said, “I never thought this day would ever happen. I won’t have worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help [Obama], he’s gonna [sic] help me.” […]