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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 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 – 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 – More than one subject this week…

…so I’m dividing them up by topic.

Debt and Deficit Discussion:

Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune:

Let’s all sit down at the table and compromise…

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Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

…but we really want an agreement…

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David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star:

… of course, not giving in can destroy you come election time.

Campaign Comedy:

Once again, Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

Knowledge is a tremendous benefit for candidates…

Not a great week for Rupert Murdoch:

Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle:

What do you think of when you hear “Rupert Murdoch?

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Harry Bliss, Tribune Media Services:

What do you think of Rupert Murdoch’s News network?

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And one last time, Jim Morin, Miami Herald:

 

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 – 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 – Primary Focus

Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

The Republican Primary stacks up to be a season’s entertainment…

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Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

It’s already giving us an idea of how low campaigners can go…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald:

… and we know who is influencing the primary…

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Monte Wolverton from CagleCartoons Syndicare:

… and we know who influences the TeaBaggers.

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?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Shouldn’t Congress Fight the NRA Instead of the President?

The Tucson tragedy brought attention once again to easily acquired assault weapons. Perhaps instead of wasting their time on repealing a health care plan which has majority support, the House could get into regulating weapons and restoring the regulations we used to have. The Cartoonists all seemed to catch on to this idea this week.

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Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Knowing your market is the key to sales…

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Lee Judge in the Kansas City Star:

But the crazy guy couldn’t do it alone…

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Jim Morin in The Miami Herald:

…and the Constitution just about demands it…

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

So the NRA is playing a game with us…

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David Horsey in the Hearst Newspapers:

…and the Supreme Court is backing them up…

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So when someone shoots at you, why not shoot back!

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Kevin Siers in the Charlotte Observer:

You just go down to Wal-Mart and…..

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Old Year Ends, New Year Starts

Clay Bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

We will soon see the results of extending the Bush Tax Cuts

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Joel Pett in USA Today:

The new Republican House will try to undo the best products of the past year…

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Jim Morin in the Miami Herald

…and Knowledge will no longer be Power…

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Ed Stein of The Rocky Mountain News:

…but Money will!

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Here Comes Santa Claus

Joel Pett in the Leington Herald-Leader:

 


Ah, the holidays… doesn’t everyone think about sharing?

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Tony Auth in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

 

…and, to some, it is better to TAKE from everyone…

 

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Clay bennett in the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

… and GIVE to the folks who need it least…

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Jeff Danziger in the Los Angeles Times:


… and don’t look up the chimney for Santa Claus.

 

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Playing into the Future?

John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:

S0 where are we heading at the end of 2010?

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Mike Keefe in The Denver Post:

Do we contact folks without once paying a cent for stamps”

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Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald Leader:

Do we beg to keep our military expenditures at their highest?

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Drew Sheneman in the Newark Star-Ledger:

Do we just give up and let the Government crash under the Republicans?

Cartoon(s) of the Week – We are now in the Crazy Week

Joel Pett in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

So who is the King of the Crazies?

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Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

…tactics are crazy, too…

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Jeff Stahler in The Columbus Dispatch:

Scared of Obama? The Republicans are the Real Takers…

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Stuart Carlson at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

… or they want you to think that they can THINK (Don’t think Jefferson would agree.)