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Award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and author Jules Feiffer talks about his life and his rise from a fearful kid with learning problems and a controlling mother, to working under the legendary Will Eisner and creating his subversive graphic novella Munro.

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan Today, many of our states are facing serious budget shortfalls as a result of a number of factors, including shrinking sales tax revenues. Politicians now face the untenable choice between decreased services and higher tax rates or the imposition of new “fees” — neither approach very appealing to the electorate. […]

As Congress debates financial reform, come check out our great new sideshow of cartoons about Goldman Sachs up now on msnbc.com.

The adage at Newsweek magazine must be: a picture is worth a thousand complaints. Newsweek’s current cover will likely bring that many objections from Hillary Clinton alone. During her lengthy tenure in the public eye, Clinton has been depicted in more than her share of unflattering photos – even without any consideration of the pantsuit […]

An hour south of Tucson you’ll find deserted silver mines used to make Confederate bullets in the latter days of the Civil War. The settlers of the region tried and failed to gain the federal government’s protection for their business interests. They were at war with the Apache tribe and desperate to have federal troops […]

Let them eat baked potatoes. Maybe I better explain. I came across an interesting article at The Daily Caller Web site: more college kids are qualifying for food stamps. Whereas government-funded grub has long been available to the working poor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is eagerly […]

Why the Tea Party is a mob of doddering, white nostalgians who want America to return to those thrilling days of yesteryear when we were all self-sufficient, didn’t need government, and those pesky minorities were kept under control.

Raging Moderate, by Will Durst Hard to feel much sympathy for the Republicans and the sloppy pool of tizzy they high-dived into. Perplexed as how to combat financial regulatory legislation, they are bouncing back and forth between a filibuster and a compromise like a ping-pong ball in a stainless steel shower stall. Their banker buddies […]

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan As President Obama pushes for stricter regulations on Wall Street institutions, I want to call us back to caution. Undoubtedly, we should learn from past mistakes and forge a path through to prosperity and an understanding of proper limits on the dangers associated with potentially catastrophic lending and investment practices. […]

Sights and sounds of a glorious new baseball season are all around: the emerald green grass, the crack of the bat, and the endless globs of spit. If owners really want to clean up the Great American Pastime, they should start by doing something about the spitting epidemic. Spits per inning is the only Major […]