Blog Archives

Cartoon(s) of the Week – What do the Republican Candidates do to communicate their positions?

David Horsey in the L.A. Times:

So Biden kept his presence and Ryan kept up his lies…

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Adam Zyglis in The Buffalo News:

It is clear Biden chewed him up…

Joe Heller in the Green Bay Press Gazette:

And, of course, the lowering of the jobless rate throws a scare into Republicans for Halloween…

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

And more numbers are getting into the election confusion…

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Do you wonder why Ryan wants to take away our government support and replace it with advertising?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

But we are left with a candidate who can be anything we want…but with no substance.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Congress and the Economy

Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

On the heroism of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Of course McConnell has a different way of supporting the economy…

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Ken Catalino of Creators.com:

But at least we know whose side they are on…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Does anyone know where we’re heading?

It was a big week for cartoons… lots of problems, few solutions, and a political culture that is falling apart. There were over 25 contenders for this week’s winners, and 7 that made the cut:

Ben Sargent in Statesman.com:

Time to decide who an American really is…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… because Americans have the right to worship where they want to…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Co0nstitution:

… and the right to determine who their enemies are…

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Pat Oliphant, NY Times News Service:

… Thankfully, the Republicans have a plan to solve everything (which they don’t want to announce)…

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Jimmy Margulies in the North Jersey Record:

… although at least part of their plan is what got us into this mess in the first place…

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Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World (a first-timer here):

…but maybe the Tea Baggers will get the who’s who of 21st Century Politics straight (or gay)…

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David Horsey on SeattlePi.com:

… at least we have Obama to blame everything on!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Republicans and the Rich

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Reader:

Let’s keep (no) taxes easy for the Rich…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

Certainly, the Republicans are nuts to push the tax cuts for the Rich!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – lots of choices, hard decision

Under The LobsterScope has been showing the winning editorial cartoons for several years every weekend. I  do the selection by collecting my favorites all week long…going through fifty to a hundred samples – and some weeks it is hard to make a decision.

This week I have seventeen finalists to go through… which is what I will do before I put up the post. With luck, I’ll cut the selection down to three… this isn’t a week that will end up with one.

Here we go:


Bruce Plante in the Tulsa World:

…at least someone gets his wish out of the BP mess…

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Bob Englehart in The Hartford Courant:

… looks like Pensacola will lose its tourist income this year…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… had to do at least one Cartoon on the McChrystal affair…

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Just an extra for fans of the World Cup…

Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

… this could change political noise forever.