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With Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepping down on Friday following weeks of demonstrations, protesters have rushed to the streets to celebrate. As opinion makes around the world weigh in on this important moment in history, and what comes next, let’s turn to cartoonists from all corners of the globe for their unique perspective on yesterday’s […]

Hosni Mubarak, the embattled president of Egypt for the last 30 years, finally succumbed to 18 days of protests against his rule and announced he would be stepping down. As the streets of Cairo erupt in celebration, the world’s cartoonists have begun to weigh in on this historical moment in history. Come check out their […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Remember two or three decades ago when voters got fed up with “revolving-door” incarceration and “wrist-slap” punishments? The result was a massive wave of “three strikes” laws, “throw away the key” campaign speeches and prison construction. Well, the “Field of Dreams” approach (“Build it and they will come”) has turned into […]

Watching events unfold in Egypt, it’s easy to question what happened to this once seemingly pro-American oasis amidst a sea of Islamic fundamentalism. Just two years ago, a well-intentioned but inexperienced new president broadcast a speech from Cairo to the world ““ a speech that was translated into 13 languages, orchestrated by a live White […]

This year the 40th President of the United States’ 100th birthday was on February 6th. There was a weeklong celebration of adoring tributes to Ronald Wilson Reagan. The Grand Old Party went all out ““ using the occasion to give a platform to their party’s 2012 presidential hopefuls. Every potential GOP candidate from the obscure […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Many Americans seemed shocked, by reports that beset Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government is believed to have hired thugs or used plainclothes police to provoke violence that would later be used as a pretext to point to as evidence of a need to protect an Egyptian Silent Majority. That news […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan We keep hearing claims that a lot of money goes into the pockets of so-called right-wing groups, but we hear nary a word from the media of where the really big bucks originate and where they end up. That’s too bad, because if the truth were known Americans would discover […]

First-wave baby boomers will begin turning 65 this year — and they’re STILL imposing their ways on younger people, such as tail-end boomers like me. Though maybe I’m still upset about the David Cassidy haircut my sisters made me get in 1973. Like every teen girl then, my sisters were smitten with Cassidy. They exploited […]

I met Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani (view Kianoush’s blog here) at the recent RIDEP editorial cartooning festival in Carquefou, France. Kianoush drew cartoons supporting the anti-dictatorship Green Movement in Iran, and regularly criticized the Iranian leadership. The government began cracking down on intellectuals, journalists and bloggers, and after seeing many of his close friends incarcerated, […]

Last night, over 100 million viewers tuned in to see the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25, bringing the Vince Lombardi trophy back to title town. As commentators droned on incessantly with uninteresting commentary about the game, some of the nation’s best editorial cartoonists were hard at work penning their thoughts about the […]