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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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
#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…Read More
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]…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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]…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.