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Tyrades! By Danny Tyree A 2010 study by the Association For Pet Obesity Prevention says half the nation’s dogs and cats are overweight, and 20 percent are downright obese. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has danced to the Billboard hit “Who Let The Dogs’ (Waistband) Out?” These findings are alarming because, […]

When a natural disaster occurs with as much force and power as the earthquake and tsunami that recent struck Japan, a cartoonist is often faced with the challenge of tying to be thoughtful without abandoning his or her own originality.  I wanted to avoid Japanese flags, Godzilla and references to World War II (see my […]

\r\n For all you conservative Republicans who think the universe is only 6,000 years old and humans rode dinosaurs to work, you missed a good discussion on NPR the other day. There was a debate between a nuclear power advocate and an anti…

The Nation, an English-language newspaper from Thailand, issued an apology today for a cartoon they published following an earthquake that sent destructive waves onto Japan’s coast. The cartoon, drawn by The Nation’s editorial cartoonist Stephen Peray (who goes by the pen name “Sherff”), featured the Grim Reaper as a sumo wrestler surfing on the wave […]

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 […]