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Just as parents try to get over the shock of this year’s college tuition rates, the bills start piling up for peripherals – everything from desk lamps to laundry. So here’s a question regarding one of higher education’s most exorbitant non-tuition items: Why does a collegiate paperback such as “Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life” […]

Making Sense, by Michael Reagan Having plunged the nation into a deep financial crisis with his wild and unrestrained spending of money we do not have — on things the nation does not need — President Obama is now proposing to spend even more, claiming that this time it will work. On Monday, he called […]

Barack Obama has a serious problem that is being overlooked by virtually everyone in the media. Doesn’t matter whether it’s The New York Times, MSNBC or Fox News. Though, at the Times, perhaps Maureen Dowd knows what I’m talking about? I’ve been covering U.S. presidents, in caricature and political cartoon, for a career that dates […]

Barack Obama has a serious problem that is being overlooked by virtually everyone in the media. Doesn’t matter whether it’s The New York Times, MSNBC or Fox News. Though, at the Times, perhaps Maureen Dowd knows what I’m talking about? I’ve been covering U.S. presidents, in caricature and political cartoon, for a career that dates […]

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 […]