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Going on Safari

Going on Safari

Greetings progressives and cartoon lovers! I'm dropping this note to say I'm going on safari for a while ... not...
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This Week in Cartoons – Cancun Cruz, Mars Rover and All the Rest!

This Week in Cartoons – Cancun Cruz, Mars Rover and All the Rest!

Come for the cartoons, stay for the commentary! It's been another memorable week in political cartoons, from #CancunCruz and his...
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Decades of Cartoons Define Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

Decades of Cartoons Define Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

This fascinating collection of nearly 50 Rush Limbaugh cartoons (from the archives of my subscription service going back to 2003)...
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Limbaugh’s Goodbye and Good Riddance Will Be Trump’s One Day Too

Limbaugh’s Goodbye and Good Riddance Will Be Trump’s One Day Too

If there's any doubt about how contemporaries will view the life and impact of Donald Trump, look no farther than...
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Cruz Ditches Frozen Texans for Cancun Vacation – Is Now a Good Time To Break Out the Ted-With-Penis-Hands Cartoon?

Cruz Ditches Frozen Texans for Cancun Vacation – Is Now a Good Time To Break Out the Ted-With-Penis-Hands Cartoon?

This is a rhetorical question. Of course it's the perfect time to feature this delightful (and layered) cartoon by illustrator...
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This Week in Political Cartoons – Mitch McTurtle Edition!

This Week in Political Cartoons – Mitch McTurtle Edition!

#MitchMcConnell, #MoscowMitch ... let's add #MitchMcTurtle to the many names of Senate Minority (that feels so good to type) Leader...
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From The Big Lie to The Big Reveal – Three Big Impeachment Wins for Progressives

From The Big Lie to The Big Reveal – Three Big Impeachment Wins for Progressives

Now that everyone's simmered down and weighing in on Saturday's impeachment verdict, I'd like to point out that progressives are...
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This Week in Political Cartoons – The Complete 2021 Impeachment Edition

This Week in Political Cartoons – The Complete 2021 Impeachment Edition

Curating this fabulous edition of political cartoons from Impeachment 2021 week kept me sane! Enjoy this updated collection of 66...
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This Week in Cartoons – Impeachment Verdict Plus All the Rest!

This Week in Cartoons – Impeachment Verdict Plus All the Rest!

It's been another banner week political cartoonists who've weighed in on all things Impeachment and otherwise ... at some point...
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This Week in Political Cartoons — Weekend Twitter Edition

This Week in Political Cartoons — Weekend Twitter Edition

I've had so much fun curating this fantastic collection of political cartoons from the growing list of cartoonists I follow...
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Olive America's Going on Safari | Original Cartoon by Jeff Koterba "Farewell to a Mutual Friend" Tribute to Jim Fowler, Omaha World Herald, NE
Going on Safari

Greetings progressives and cartoon lovers! I'm dropping this note to say I'm going on safari for a while ... not actually traveling to Africa (Covid!) but metaphorically speaking. New adventures are calling and there's only so much time in the day, week etc. I don't know how long I'll be traversing my symbolic Serengeti, but if you follow me on social media or subscribe to my Sunday newsletter you'll be the first to know about…

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This Week in Cartoons on CartoonState.com Sunday Feb 21, 2021
This Week in Cartoons – Cancun Cruz, Mars Rover and All the Rest!

Come for the cartoons, stay for the commentary! It's been another memorable week in political cartoons, from #CancunCruz and his poor Texans to the historic landing of the Mars Rover. Enjoy this collection of more than three dozen political cartoons by my favorite cartoonists from my subscription service and ones I follow on Twitter who've given re-post permission. And if you want to see even more cartoons from the week check out my Mitch McTurtle…

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Rush Limbaugh's Toxic Legacy in Cartoons
Decades of Cartoons Define Rush Limbaugh’s Toxic Legacy

This fascinating collection of nearly 50 Rush Limbaugh cartoons (from the archives of my subscription service going back to 2003) is part stroll down memory lane, but mostly a jarring recap of the controversial radio host's impact on American culture and conservative politics. Limbaugh, the original bigoted conspiracy theorist, was the precursor to Donald Trump. I posited this week that the quick chorus of goodbye and good riddance that emerged upon news of Limbaugh's death will…

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Rush Limbaugh by Randall Enos, Easton, CT
Limbaugh’s Goodbye and Good Riddance Will Be Trump’s One Day Too

If there's any doubt about how contemporaries will view the life and impact of Donald Trump, look no farther than how voices large and small weighed in on news of Rush Limbaugh's death this week. The conservative media blowhard lost his battle with cancer at age 70 on Wednesday, and within minutes love poured in from the extremist right, but was quickly doused by those who loathed the controversial radio host. Views expressed on social…

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Ted Cruz Ditches Texans for Cancun Vacation | Wolverpeen Cartoon by Billy Leake on Twitter @idrawfunstuff
Cruz Ditches Frozen Texans for Cancun Vacation – Is Now a Good Time To Break Out the Ted-With-Penis-Hands Cartoon?

This is a rhetorical question. Of course it's the perfect time to feature this delightful (and layered) cartoon by illustrator Billy Leake that I've been saving for just such a moment. And I suspect cartoonists are hard at work today parodying Senator Ted Cruz's (R-TX) escape to an all-inclusive Mexican resort while his constituents freeze and starve back home -- which I'll dutifully collect in my usual weekend roundup of the week's political cartoons. I…

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This Week in Political Cartoons - Mitch McTurtle Edition!
This Week in Political Cartoons – Mitch McTurtle Edition!

#MitchMcConnell, #MoscowMitch ... let's add #MitchMcTurtle to the many names of Senate Minority (that feels so good to type) Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), shall we? Enjoy this Mitchy collection of a dozen political cartoons from the week and a few from the archives! All artists are from my subscription service or those I follow on Twitter who offer re-posting permission to this blog.   [caption id="attachment_2268" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Profile in Cowardice by Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com…

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Trump Extinction by Osama Hajjaj, Jordan
From The Big Lie to The Big Reveal – Three Big Impeachment Wins for Progressives

Now that everyone's simmered down and weighing in on Saturday's impeachment verdict, I'd like to point out that progressives are actually the true winners from last week's political drama. Let's take a pause from the whining and bitching to consider these three key gains as fallout from the trial. Trump has been neutered, rendered ineffectual from public life and politics that matter [caption id="attachment_2242" align="alignright" width="272"] Trump Opened America's Pandora Box by Peter Kuper, PoliticalCartoons.com[/caption]…

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This Week in Political Cartoons - The Complete Impeachment 2021 Edition
This Week in Political Cartoons – The Complete 2021 Impeachment Edition

Curating this fabulous edition of political cartoons from Impeachment 2021 week kept me sane! Enjoy this updated collection of 66 Impeachment-themed political cartoons (on 3 pages) from all my favorite subscription cartoonists and satirists from Twitter who've given re-post permission!   [caption id="attachment_2217" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Small Hands Trump by Bart van Leeuwen, PoliticalCartoons.com @BartOedipoes[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_2229" align="aligncenter" width="724"] The Movement Has Just Begun by John Buss @repeat1968[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_2255" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Senator…

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A Rebuttal for THIS by Pat Byrnes, PoliticalCartoons.com
Court of Public Opinion Will Convict Trump, Not Flaccid Senators

We should expect nothing less, and yet why are we still surprised when the bulk of limp and floppy Republicans show their true colors? Yesterday's opening arguments in Donald Trump's second impeachment trial -- devoted purely to the procedural question of whether the Senate has constitutional authority to try him -- perfectly foreshadowed that cowardly Republican Senators lack the character, fortitude and cajones to do the right thing. No amount of sound legal arguments, emotional…

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Republicans Created A Monster by Bob Englehart, PoliticalCartoons.com
It’s Official — The GOP is now the Party of QAnon and Space Lasers, Fighting Baby-Eating Pedophiles

A new poll shows Republican voters prefer Marjorie Taylor Greene over Liz Cheney by a wide margin -- poll conducted before Greene's denouncement of conspiracy theories today (and getting booted from two House committees) It's been quite the 24-hour whirlwind inside the House of Representatives, which culminated in a party-line vote today to strip MTG (Marjorie Taylor Greene) of two committee assignments due to her incendiary remarks, videos and social media posts espousing violence against other…

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Coronavirus Groundhog 2021 by Rick McKee, CagleCartoons.com | Groundhog Flu 2018 by Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle
Two Groundhogs, Two Forecasts — My Bet’s On Staten Island Chuck!

Improving virus and economy plus tons of political schadenfreude point to a brighter future Who knew the nation had more than one marmot meteorologist? While Punxsutawney Phil always steals the spotlight on Groundhog Day, there's a rival rodent in New York City called Staten Island Chuck, who's actually a better predictor of winter forecasts and hasn't gotten his due props. [caption id="attachment_1336" align="alignright" width="465"] Where's your dang mask? by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian[/caption] In a live-streamed,…

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Super Villain Josh Hawley confused why people don't like him after inciting insurrection. Cartoon "Josh Hawley" by Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com
Super Villain Josh Hawley Doesn’t Know Why People Don’t Like Him. Seriously.

Seditious traitor Josh Hawley took to the gossip rag New York Post yesterday, to complain his free speech is being muzzled and people don't like him after he instigated the January 6 Capitol riot. No, this is not a Fark headline. He is that clueless, or more likely just pretending to be. Hawley, a Republican Senator from Missouri, has been roundly thrashed for his role in the storming of the Capitol by MAGA insurrectionists three…

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Even More Bernie Memes from the Jan 20, 2021 Inauguration
Even More Bernie Memes (Yes, It’s Still a Thing) Including Tattoos!

It's week two of the Biden administration and Bernie Memes are still around! This can only mean one thing -- that the nation is stable because the adults are back in charge. Raise your hand if you've noticed a less-frenzied new cycle since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office six days ago. Like others I'm now seeing a personal news feed somewhat reminiscent of the pre-Trump terror era, a al late 2014. (Yes, we…

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Trump leaves Biden a note by John Darkow, Columbia Missourian
Leaked! Trump’s Note to Biden Asks for Pardon, Disses MyPillow Guy and Coach Bill Belichick

A super duper secret source within the White House has confirmed the contents of the presidential note Donald Trump left for Joe Biden in the Resolute Desk -- and it was penned in Sharpie. Biden confirmed on Inauguration Day that Trump had indeed left the personal note, but would not reveal its contents out of respect for Trump's privacy. Biden called it "a very generous letter," while a Trump aid told CNN it was written on Trump's…

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Twitter Gets Emotional During Biden-Harris Inauguration Jan. 20, 2021
Tears, Cheers and Jeers – Twitter Gets Emotional During Inauguration

As a new era dawned during the Biden-Harris inauguration, Twitter got emotional and emptied stockpiles of Kleenex. Tears for the joyful, cheers for the ceremony, and jeers for the departing were common themes. The following is a snapshot in time of random and high profile Twitter expressions within a few hours of today's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. [caption id="attachment_870" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Twitter throws shade at the outgoing 45th president[/caption]…

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Happy Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021!
Happy Inauguration Day! Let’s Celebrate with Some Cartoons!

It's been a l-o-n-g four years and most of us made it -- we're finally here! Today's the day we replace a terrible president with a true leader, a wholeheartedly decent man who will help America reclaim its soul. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office at 12 noon today, formally ushering out the end of an error (not a typo). Donald Trump's four-year reign of terror and…

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Trump's Four Years Chronicled by Political Cartoonist Stephane Peray
One Last Laugh at a Terrible President Through the Eyes of a French Cartoonist

Political cartoonist Stephane Peray offers hysterical chronicle of Donald Trump's reign of terror and idiocy. While no one in their right mind (save scholars and historians) will want to revisit the Trump years, this recap of the outgoing president's cringe-worthy and blessedly short era is so worth visiting. The talent and side-splitting humor of political cartoonist Stephane "Stephff" Peray perfectly captured the insanity of our unhinged U.S. president like no other. And the fact that…

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Cuban American Artist Edel Rodriguez's Minimalist Rage Defined the Era of Trump
A Tribute to Edel Rodriguez, Whose Trumprageous Art Defined an Era and Gave Us Hope

In a fitting end to the Trump era, artist Edel Rodriguez closes out his nemesis's presidency with one last magazine cover -- a tattered and torn American flag at half staff, that perfectly sums up not just the failed MAGA coup, but the last four years. The cover image, which appears on today's issue of The New Yorker, is titled "After the Insurrection." Rodriguez, who as a teenager fled with his family to the U.S.…

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Oh My Pillow Guy How Do You Sleep at Night After Pushing Martial Law
Oh MyPillow Guy, How Do You Sleep at Night After Pushing Martial Law?

Probably on an adjustable interlocking-foam-filled premium pillow is my guess, but also maybe fitfully, because the MAGA coup failed and the only recourse left is martial law. Obviously. In fact so clear is this strategy to save MAGAworld from Joe Biden and the Libs, that MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell briefed Donald Trump about this very thing yesterday at the White House. We have Washington Post staff photographer Jabin Botsford and his telephoto lens to thank for…

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Why did Fox just reveal Biden's location the night before his inauguration?
Why Did Fox Just Reveal Biden’s Location for Inaugural Eve?

Do we need to ask why Fox News is the only media outlet to manufacture a fake news story so it can reveal Joe Biden's whereabouts the night before the inauguration? This is not a rhetorical question. In a non-bylined pretend story posted over night, Fox's website leads a "Live Update" section with a headline announcing where President Elect Biden and his wife will be staying the night before his inauguration. A total of three…

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Olive is the founder and editor of Cartoon State, a progressive blog that explores the drollery of U.S. politics in the age of Trumpism.