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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 […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan President Obama’s State of the Union address said more about the state of his approach to governing than it did with the present condition of this nation under his governance. It was an uninterrupted march of platitude upon platitude, with nary a solution offered to any of the problems facing […]

Michele Bachmann for president. There’s a bumper sticker that should definitely make the Obama team feel more confident about retaining the White House in 2012. The Minnesota Congresswoman has just completed her third campaign trip to Iowa where she told reporters she’s weighing her options about a run for the presidency. Such a candidacy would […]

Red Carpet. Camera flashes. Black ties. Fine China. Hollywood celebrities. Colgate smiles. All the bells and whistles you’d expect for a visiting Head of State, albeit dictator, Hu Jintao. Sure, China has oppressed Tibet for decades and the rights of women even longer, but it’s hard to bite the hand that feeds you – especially […]

Did you know the government can’t create jobs? Nearly two years ago on CNN, former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said, “Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created jobs.” And then, “Trust me.” When Steele said those words, he was widely panned. It was dismissed on the right as a […]

Earlier this month at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club the State Legislators for Legal Immigration, a coalition of legislators from 40 states, unveiled its strategy to end the policy of giving automatic citizenship to all children born in the United States regardless of their parents’ immigration status. Led by Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, the […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman And so in the end Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman’s “Jo-mentum” became “No-mentum.” The news that Lieberman would not seek re-election is being pointed to as an example of how centrists can’t survive. Is that what happened? Is Arizona Senator John McCain’s best bud yet one more example of an independent, […]

Tonight, President Obama will be giving his State of the Union speech. As is tradition, the Republicans will counter with an official rebuttal, given this year by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. But thanks to the tea party movement, there will be a third Republican response, given by tea party darling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Find […]

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Peter Broelman, the brilliant Australian cartoonist who has contributed to for years. Australia is one of the great cartooning countries of the world. In fact, their cartooning association, the Australian Cartoonists’ Association, was formed in 1924 and is the oldest in the world. […]