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Cartoon(s) of the Week – It’s all over. Where are we?

Kevin Siers in The Charlotte Observer:

Perhaps we can start on getting religion out of politics. What are we, the Taliban?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

At least we know now that America is more than old white men…

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Joel Pett in The Lexington Herald-Leader:

Of course, some Republicans will probably continue their uncooperativeness. It will kill them later.

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Mike Luckovich in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Of course, this may make at least one news organization reevaluate it’s strategy…

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Adam Zyglis in the Buffalo News:

And now forward into the second term (thanks, in part, to General Motors.)
 

 

 

 

 

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – Election is crawling toward it’s end. I am sooo thankful.

I’ll be so glad when all this election brouhaha is over. I’ll be so depressed if Romney captures a majority of American votes… in other words, I will think so much is wrong with this country’s education policies.

Bob Englehart in the The Hartford Courant:

So how likely is it that doing tax favors for the top 1% will raise the job totals?

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Kevin Siers in The Charlotte Observer:

At least Romney makes it clear who his support base won’t be…

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Joel Pett in The Lexington Herald-Leader:

One day women might disable the positions of Romney and his buddies…

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David Fitzsimmons in The Arizona Daily Star:

Some time accusations reverse themselves to define the accuser.

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Foreign policy requires a lot of basic knowledge. Romney doesn’t seem to have any.

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Foreign Policy is not a Republican strong suit…

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Keeping the foreign policy claims equal…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…means reinterpreting history…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

… and distorting reality…

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David Horsey in the L. A. Times:

…and hoping no one notices.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So Jobs are not what we are campaigning for these days…

Jack Ohman in The Oregonian:

Republican Science will triumph!

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

The Church shows its colors…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

Just put this aspirin between your knees…

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M. Wuerker of Politico:

… not an echo…

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Pat Oliphant in The Washington Post:

Who cares about Birth Control… it’s hard enough just to be a Republican.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Primaries Continue (does this ever end?)

David Horsey in the L A Times:

Makes me yearn for baseball season…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

Self promotion has it’s dangers…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

When you get swallowed whole, it’s time to reconsider…

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Jeff Stahler at Sunshine State News:

…and a divided party?

Cartoon’s of the Week… short list today

Bob Englehart in the Hartford Courant:

What does the real America look like?

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Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:

…and if you listen to the Republicans you might believe it…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… see what I mean?

 

 

 

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Can’t we just agree on SOMETHING?

Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate:

To quote the Tea Party Folks: “Let Them Die!”

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Ben Sargent, Austin American-Statesman:

If you can’t love it, kill it.

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Tom Toles, The Washington Post:

Will a new nation be born? Doubtful.

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Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution;

of course, not everyone NEEDS to vote…

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Ted Rall, L. A. Times:

It’s a good thing candidates believe in something.

Cartoon of the Week

Only one cartoon turned me on this week, Here it is:

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

 

Nothing has changed… check my earlier entry on George Carlin.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Tales of our Government

Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

…as if there is only one way to do it.

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John Sherffius in the Boulder Camera:

…spending money on science buys us so little…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Journal-Ledger:

… so SOME Federal spending is OK?

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… but it’s good to know we’re in control…

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now the Debt Deal is done…and where are we?

Ben Sargent in the American-Statesman:

So this is how the Tea Party did it – Crazy, no?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and the Republicans made sure we didn’t lose much (we kept our arms.)

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and the Middle Class received it’s benefits from the Debt Deal…

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Pat Oliphant of Universal Uclick:

So after all that hard work the Congress gets to take off until September… meanwhile our Credit Rating takes a drop…

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TOM toles in the Washington Post:

Now it is, I guess, up to us…

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Women vs. Corporations (and Society in general)

Jim Morin at the Miami Herald:

So the Supreme Court thinks more of Wal-Mart than it’s poorly treated female employees…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and their lawyers were reduced to second raters…

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Jeff Danziger of the New York Times Service:

… but perhaps the second raters are actually IN the Supreme Court…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

… and women are persecuted by society in general…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

… of course, we are following precedents from other countries.

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Cartoon(s) of the Week – We should all be worried about stupidity when discussing debt.

Steve Sack in the Star Tribune:

We are speaking here of forced suicide

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John Sherffius in the Daily Boulder Camera:

… and the rest of the world is watching our plight…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… everyone can see what is NOT being mentioned…

Note: I almost made this week’s collection a Sarah Palin review… but I’m tired of doing anything that promotes her for fear of being like this Morin cartoon in the Miami Herald:

… and this about sums it up without getting into her views on American History or anything else. This is probably the last time she’ll turn up in this column.

-Bill

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – You know how, on a slow news week, small things get out of proportion?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald leader:

Working backwards, the end of the week was a letdown…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and Newt made a move outside the Party hysteria…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and International Economic Types had trouble keeping their pants up around chambermaids…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

… and Congress made sure the companies that made the most money got the encouragement of huge tax breaks…

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star Ledger:

… and our heroes became somewhat less heroic  (another one with a problem keeping his pants up)…

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John Darkow in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

…and, all in all, I’ll bet they all wished they had stayed out of the news.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – So now we have to change our approach…

Rob Rogers in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

Perhaps I can replace “Terror” with something else…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Time passes… wait til next week…

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Tom Toles in the Washington Post:

…but we continue anyway…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… but watch out… you know what that Passionate Patriotism leads to…

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Jeff Stahler in the Columbus Dispatch:

… Call Frank Luntz.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Osama bin Laden Reactions

The death of Osama bin Laden brought out a flood of editorial cartoons. These are some of the best:

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

…and, of course, there are loonies who don’t believe it…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…almost invisible if you’re Pakastani…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… in your dreams…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

…of course for some…like Republicans… nothing is good enough…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

… and a salute to the Eagle Team.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Defining the Issues

Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

It’s time to review the Issues…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Like what we are going to do to keep our country open…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

…and if Obama has proved he was born in Hawaii, what can we hold him responsible for now?

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Tom Toles in The Washington Post:

… and who will the Republicans run after all?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Situations teach us things…

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

So what do we learn? Nothing?

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Mike Keefe in The Denver Post:

So who will the GOP run? No one?

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Mike Luckovich, Creators Syndicate:

So whose budget plan supports Seniors best? Are you old?

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Clay Jones in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star:

So how hard is it for a woman to manage her own body? Did you ask the conservatives?

…and I couldn’t resist an extra cartoon, off theme, for Easter:

From Mr. Fish on Truthdig.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Budget Questions

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

What if a proposed budget was created from fear?

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Pat Bagley in the Salt Lake Tribune:

… and what if the proposed budget was accomplished on the backs of the middle class?

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R.J. Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

… and what if the Republicans really BELIEVED their budget was balanced?

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…then think about how wonderful our culture will be.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Political Questions

Questions as we approach next year’s election season:

John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

So what does history teach us about the need for Union organizing?

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RJ Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

So what is life like in states that make Corporations negotiate with Unions?

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Steve Greenberg at Gre:enberg-art.com

So who actually controls the Tea-Partyers?

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

So what do those Corporations plan to sell us for energy?

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

So what hypocrisy is brought to us by the Tea Party movement?

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Pat Oliphant in the Washington Post:

So what candidates  do these guys bring out?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Loss of Nuclear Power = The Politics of Oil

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

…of course, we often wait until it’s too late…

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Dana Summers in the Orlando Sentinel:

… but the effects on our corporate structure could be significant…

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Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

… despite their ignorant promotion…

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Chris Britt in the (Springfield, IL) State Journal-Register:

… it could be a while before we get a new nuclear plant in this country…

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John Darkow in the Columbus Dispatch:

… but don’t worry, there is always oil.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Mixed Week, couldn’t find it’s focus…

Whether we got caught up in Japan’s earthquake and sunami, or the ongoing activity in Wisconsin, or the emergent Republican Presidential candidates, or Qadaffi, or wondering what, if anything, Obama was doing, the week never did seem to get a strong focus in Editorial Cartoons. Here are some of the ones that stood out as I prowled around the net:

Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

Why does he continue to disappoint those who supported him? Like me.

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Mike Luckovich in the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Is it true that the right believes this swill?

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Chan Lowe in the South Florida Sun Sentinel:

…and then there was NJ Rep. Peter King who learned from Senator Joe McCarthy and dragged America back into the pits of incitement…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

…or Rand Paul who puts his concerns above those with real government problems…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

And yet many of us remain Middle Class Americans…don’t we?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Who’s to Blame?

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Things are the same all over…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

…but it’s good to know who to blame…

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and wouldn’t you know it was those evil teachers destroying our economy…

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

but it is all who you believe…..

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

Hard decisions this week… there were so many good cartoons and so many important news stories to comment on. Anyway, here are my finals:

Signe Wilkinson in the Philadelphia Daily News:

So Democracy for Workers costs more than an Arm and a Leg!

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer (big week for Philly):

It’s all about Organizing…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Reader:

It’s helping us become one big country again…

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Ben Sargent of the Austin American-Statesman:

The attention to detail is what makes everything work…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

At least they’ve given us someone to blame…US!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The Government is Changing… and we are, too.

Rex Babbin in The Sacramento Bee:

Who’s in charge here, anyway?

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

… and how will they tell us what’s really going on?

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Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

… and what will the Government have us do to keep the basics going?

Isn’t it getting depressing living in the USA today? Gee I’m glad we helped the Rich out by cutting their taxes. Why should they suffer?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – The House is Hard at Work…

Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

So who are they listening to?

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Steve Benson in the Arizona Republic:

And what are they saving in real dollars?

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

…at least they are listening to the President…

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

… and we get the benefits. Don’t we?