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  President Obama has been criticized by some quarters for his seeming inability to make a quick decision whether to commit more troops to Afghanistan. To his supporters, his patience is a virtue of competent leadership and making the right decision is paramount. A letter writer to the Chicago Tribune seems to fall in line […]

My home state has been kicking the budget can down the road for years and is finally running out of road. California is facing its biggest budget deficit ever — a staggering $21 billion, or 49.3 percent of the state’s general revenue fund. As a political cartoonist I look for bad guys to skewer in my […]

We’ve just added a new cartoonist to our Cagle.msnbc.com site.  Ramzy Taweel is a freelance, West Bank Palestinian cartoonist, who works as a graphic artist and as a “media officer” for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.  See Ramzy’s cartoon archive here.  And there’s more on Ramzy in my blog four weeks ago.

Here’s my latest cartoon on the upcoming Israel/Hamas prisoner swap. I’m putting it here in the blog because I know how all of you love to comment on Palestinian cartoons.

Okay, so it’s not really “cartoon news,” but do I really need an excuse to take a break and share the best video of the day? Of course not. So carve out 5 minutes of your busy time, and enjoy the Muppets taking on Queen’s mega-hit Bohemian Rhapsody.

One of my favorite cartoonists is Gary Brookins, the conservative cartoonist who also draws the comics Shoe and Pluggers.  Gary had been the editorial cartoonist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was laid off recently in the national, newspaper bloodletting.  (In fact, it wasn’t long ago that the Times-Dispatch had two cartoonists; the other was Bob Gorrell.) […]

Over a long career drawing caricatures and editorial cartoons, I can report that Sarah Palin is one of the greatest gifts ever to our profession! She’s more fun than Bill and Hillary combined. She has the intellectual wattage of George W. Bush coupled with the paranoia of Richard Nixon! And that presents endless comic opportunities […]

Sometimes I like to vary the dimensions of my cartoons. Most editorial cartoons are the same 1 1/2 wide by 1 tall, which fits the cartoon hole that newspapers keep open for the cartoon. Sometimes an odd sized cartoon will jar an editor into running something different. I did today’s cartoon extra wide, but on […]

Congratulations to my buddy, Peter Broelman, the brilliant Australian cartoonist who just swept both the best editorial cartoonist and cartoonist of the year prizes at the Stanley Awards!  See more of Peter’s cartoons here. Before I left on my trip last month I did an interview for BBC World, which they posted as a talking […]

This just in: Daryl, I just thought I’d write to let you know I heard from Bobble Rep creator Ray Griggs just now that Apple reconsidered their rejection of our app and “Bobble Rep” is now approved and available in the App Store. I’m glad Apple came to their senses and realized that this app […]