Welcome to Cartoon State’s Select Articles section. Here you’ll find an evergreen chronology of my best posts with their delightful political cartoons. My collections of favorite political cartoons by the week can be found here.

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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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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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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Les Deplorables by R.J. Matson, CQ Roll Call
Inside Job – MAGA Leader Says GOP Reps Biggs, Brooks and Gosar Helped Plan Insurrection

As Republicans grapple with purging their own deplorables, three new GOPers are identified as helping to plan the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. All three are House Congressional Republicans -- two from Arizona: Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, and Mo Brooks from Alabama. The Washington Post reports today that all three lawmakers have been named as complicit in last week's deadly riot in a now-deleted Twitter video (that still lives here) made by a…

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Orignal Cartoon - Trump departure by Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
Melania’s Feelings Are Hurt, Twitter Says I Really Don’t Care Do U?

After five days of silence Melania Trump issued a whiney, plagiarized statement about the January 6 Capitol riot, ignoring her husband's role as ring leader and saying people are being mean to her. Twitter yawned and said, I really don't care do U? Yesterday's tone-deaf statement, heavily plagiarized from one of her earlier speeches, completely misjudges the mood of the country. Shocker. The not-for-much-longer First Lady condemned last week's violence without addressing its cause (her…

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Who will be Washington's Top Assling After Trump's Eviction, Josh Hawley or Ted Cruz?
Who Will Be Washington’s Top Jackass After Trump’s Eviction?

With only 12 days until Donald Trump's eviction (unless he's impeached first) one big question is who will replace him as Washington's Top Assling when he's gone? Yes I am binging The New Kingdom while watching Democracy burn, and also noticing Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are locked in a tight race to carry the mantle as Top Turd. Trump, Hawley and Cruz are now all pariahs, all given ownership to Wedneday's Insurrection…

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Democracy's Return to Flight by Jeff Koterba, CagleCartoons.com
Unhinged Trump Incites D.C. Coup, Then Tries to Un-Do it by Tweet

WTF just happened today? I have changed the headline to this story three times already. First I was writing about Merrick Garland being Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General. Then I was linking that tidbit to Mitch McConnell's Senate floor speech, one of the finest of his careers I posit, one that left liberals especially grateful for  his rebuking Donald Trump's insane quest to overturn November's election. McConnell, I duly note, is now outgoing Majority…

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Find Me Votes by Ed Wexler, CagleCartoons.com
Buckle Up Kids, Democracy’s In for a Bumpy Ride!

An increasingly desperate, delusional and dumb-as-duck president kicks off historic week in Washington with criminal phone call caught on tape. Oh God, it's only Monday. With 16 days to go until his ouster, Donald Trump once again stars in a sh*t show of his own making, a penultimate, Red Wedding episode that will end predictably but not without substantial carnage. Episode "Criminal Call" began yesterday when The Washington Post reported on a (even by Dotard…

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No Magazine Covers for You! by Olive America
No Magazine Covers for Melania — Gee I Wonder Why?

One of Donald Trump's many grievances this past week is that leading U.S. fashion magazines haven't put Melania on any of their covers while she's been First Lady. Breitbart News pointed this out a twitter post last Friday and Trump re-tweeted it, adding that Melania was the "greatest of all time" First Ladies and the fashion press were "elitist snobs" for snubbing her. I would like to point out that Melanie did grace one style…

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Donald Trump Pardons Charles Kushner
Sex, Lies and Videotape — Inside the Pardon of Charles Kushner

Raise your hand if you'd like to know a little more about convicted felon and just-pardoned father of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. I thought so. Once upon a time Charles Kushner, 66, served 14 months in a federal prison for tax evasion, making illegal campaign donations and witness tampering -- and not your every day, garden variety type of witness tampering either. This witness tampering included Kushner hiring a hooker to have sex with his brother-in-law,…

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All I Want for Christmas Is for My Pillow Guy to Go Away, by Olive America
All I Want for Christmas Is for My Pillow Guy to Go Away

To be clear, I'm not wishing the My Pillow Guy ill, I just want him off my f*cking television. Is that asking too much? Mike Lindell a.k.a. the My Pillow Guy, is everywhere and I can't escape him. His ads promising the best night's sleep of your life on his lumpy bumpy pillows overrun cable TV like Corona at the White House. I'm a channel flicker and usually work to the din of CNN, MSNBC…

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Is there a dick in the house? by Olive America
Is There a Dick in the House?

Let me answer that -- most definitely. And by Dick, I'm referring to Wall Street Journal editorial writer Joseph Epstein, whose op-ed piece from yesterday disparaged soon-to-be First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for using the title "Dr." even though she doesn't deliver babies. (She has a Doctorate in Education.) The piece, titled "Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.,"  which first appeared online Friday night, has not gone…

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Two magazines and Supreme Court hand Trump triple loss
Biden Wins Again and Again and Again as Trump Piles up Triple Loss in 24 Hours

Two magazines and Supreme Court hand Trump triple loss in 45's most terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 24 hours to date This Biden winning again business never gets old. And neither does the flip side of saying Trump loses again. Whether its a Supreme Court smackdown or an internationally recognized magazine branding Trump a loser, the schadenfreude just keeps coming. This particularly tough week for Donald Trump ended with a triple whammy in his loser…

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Trump Shit Show is Cancelled!
Trump Shit Show is Cancelled!

Voters overwhelmingly decline to renew the reality horror show for another season The Nielsen ratings are in and viewers overwhelmingly decided not to renew the Trump Shit Show for another season! Just 64 days remain of this dark-comedy-horror-reality program, because its loser cast of grifters, sycophants and foot soldiers are being evicted from The People's House.  This will happen whether TheDonald concedes or not. Battleground state margins are too big to be overturned by recounts…

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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.