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The term “net neutrality” has the magical property of making most people’s eyes glaze over. First, it sounds like a gambling term. “I have a system and net neutrality ““ I can’t lose!” Second, no one using the Internet calls it “the net” anymore. Just like no one in San Francisco calls it “Frisco.” So […]

Paul Conrad, who passed away on the morning of Sept.  4th at age 86, was a profane, angry man who let his biases freely show. He was also one of the most brilliant and effective editorial cartoonists who ever lived and a compassionate voice for the underdogs of society. “Con,” as he was known to […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman On your mark”¦get set”¦demonize and define! Labor Day marks the political season’s unofficial start in a country where the REAL political season is actually 24/7 and closer to some 300 days a year (minus holidays). Get ready to read a lot of spin, ideology-anchored analysis aimed at promoting partisan fortunes, […]

“What’s the matter, pal? You look down in the dumps.” “I can’t help it. I’ve been wondering lately — could Osama bin Laden be winning?” “Winning? Are you nuts! After he and his conspirators attacked us on 9/11, he had to flee to a cave.” “I may not be a policy expert or historian, but […]

With so much attention being paid to my blog from Mexico in recent days, I thought I would post a few of my past cartoons on Mexican immigration issues.

So, how was your summer? I just finished a three-week trip, mostly by car, covering thousands of miles and sampling hundreds of opinions. I went to big cities — LA, Chicago, Washington, New York and Boston — and small towns — from Lancaster, Calif., to Lenox, Mass. And what I found in my unscientific sample […]

  Ron Rogers — who is believed to be the only African American working full-time as an editorial cartoonist at a daily newspaper –is losing his job at the South Bend Tribune. Rogers will draw his last cartoon for the Tribune on Friday. Read the rest at Editor & Publisher.

 Ron Rogers — who is believed to be the only African American working full-time as an editorial cartoonist at a daily newspaper –is losing his job at the South Bend Tribune. Rogers will draw his last cartoon for the Tribune on Friday. Read the rest at Editor & Publisher.

In case you missed some of the lowlights of the 20th century, one charismatic pastor from Florida is trying to bring them back. Yes, Pastor Terry Jones of Gainesville is planning a Koran burning for the ninth anniversary of 9/11. His church, the ironically named Dove World Outreach Center, plans to show their contempt for […]

Dear Diary: I’ve just watched part of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally and realize how wrong I’ve been!