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I like drawing Groundhog Day cartoons. It’s one of those odd little “holidays” that I find charming and inspiring. I’m surprised America’s candy and floral industry hasn’t turned it into an occasion to spend money we don’t have. I don’t do many cartoons on foreign affairs. I mean, really, Hosni Mubarak is not going to […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman When thousands of Egyptians poured out onto Cairo’s streets in protest on the January 25 “Day of Rage,” the political explosion rocked the region and shook President Hosni Mubarak’s government to its foundations. It set off a chain-reaction of follow-up street confrontations — and underscored three realities. REALITY ONE: The […]

I just received a bunch of cartoons about the continuing unrest in Egypt by Omar Abdallat, the cartoonist for the Addustour newspaper in Jordan.  Much like fellow Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj (view his cartoons about the Egyptian protests here), Omar’s cartoons are bold and powerful, and the imagery is both simple and direct. Jordan is […]

Even in the midst of serious shortfalls involving the economy, education, health care, and military entanglements overseas, America remains truly exceptional in many ways. However, clinging to the phrase “American exceptionalism,” and elevating it as yet another password for patriotism, only misappropriates the concept. “They’ve refused to talk about American exceptionalism,” said House Speaker John […]

How is President Obama doing as he enters the second half of his first term? Late-night comics know better than pundits. Let’s start with some of their earlier jokes: “¢ Jay Leno — “President Obama plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his?” “¢ […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Once again, in terms of political theater, the president has managed to flummox both critics and angels alike. Reviews of his State of the Union address have been more mixed than a Kansas Cuisinart stuck in a tornado on puree. Notwithstanding the ritualistic 79 applause breaks by his Geek Chorus, […]

Here are some terrific cartoons about the protests taking place in Egypt by Emad Hajjaj, a Jordanian cartoonist that draws for the Alghad newspaper.

As Egyptians continue to protest and call for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, the government has responded by cracking down on the media and shutting down the nation’s internet. This crackdown hasn’t stopped Sherif Arafa, the cartoonist for the state-run Alittihad newspaper in Egypt (click here to view his cartoon archive), from filing new […]

More than any other media, cartoons have the ability to sum up important events into one single, powerful image, and tap into the collective mood of the country. Some perfect examples of this are a couple of cartoons drawn in light of today’s anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, which happened 25 years ago […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree I’ve heard stories of married couples getting into knock-down squabbles in public and – when a bystander tries to break things up – the spouses suddenly forming a tag team to beat up on the intruder. That’s similar to the situation we find ourselves in with the publication of Amy Chua’s […]