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This weekly diary takes a look at the past week’s important news stories from the perspective of our leading editorial cartoonists (including a few foreign ones) with analysis and commentary added in by me.

When evaluating a cartoon, ask yourself these questions:

1. Does a cartoon add to my existing knowledge base and help crystallize my thinking about the issue depicted?

2. Does the cartoonist have any obvious biases that distort reality?

3. Is the cartoonist reflecting prevailing public opinion or trying to shape it?

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Sometimes I wonder if the Republican Party (and its wingnut factions) exists solely for the purpose of keeping editorial cartoonists gainfully employed around the country.  It was get link certainly the case these past few days as the crazies were out in full force.

In an effort to please some of its donors, it was revealed that the Republican National Committee had recently scheduled a trip to a bondage club in West Hollywood, California, one which features dancers in bondage gear and stimulating acts of a sexual nature.  How did the Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele respond to this latest sex controversy?  He said, it’s tough being black.  

If the GOP hadn’t taken a holier-than-thou political attitude all these past decades and pretended to represent “Family Values,” they might have been spared the mockery and ridicule.  Nothing elicits a stronger response from cartoonists than hypocritical political behavior and the result was some of the funniest cartoons in recent months.



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So was the case with the arrest of several members of the Hutaree Militia based in Adrian, Michigan. Their behavior and attitudes were compared by many cartoonists to terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda.  As Eugene Robinson wrote in his column in the Washington Post



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The arrests of members of a Michigan-based “Christian” militia group should convince doubters that there is good reason to worry about right-wing, anti-government extremism — and potential violence — in the Age of Obama.

I put the word Christian in quotes because anyone who plots to assassinate law enforcement officers, as a federal indictment alleges members of the Hutaree militia did, is no follower of Christ.  According to federal prosecutors, the Hutaree — the word’s not in my dictionary, but its Web site claims it means “Christian warrior” — are convinced that their enemies include “state and local law enforcement, who are deemed ‘foot soldiers’ of the federal government, federal law enforcement agencies and employees, participants in the ‘New World Order,’ and anyone who does not share in the Hutaree’s beliefs.”

To few people’s surprise, the Catholic Church was severely criticized for its inaction and protecting its institutions more so than caring for the rights of abused children at the hands of pedophile priests. The controversy at hand isn’t over disagreement between differing interpretations of some aspect of church theology and religious doctrine but, rather, involves innocent, young lives that may be dramatically altered by the unethical and criminal actions of some members of the clergy.  

I’ve shared many of the unusually large number of cartoons (including ones by several foreign cartoonists) detailing this abusive practice and strong condemnation by cartoonists all over the world. I could have as easily included twice or, even, thrice the number of cartoons than I did on this explosive issue.  

The Church — and Pope Benedict — were portrayed as being hopelessly out of touch with today’s standards of decency and morality.  Whether such criticism will result in any long-term policy changes within the church remains to be seen.  It is obvious to anyone even marginally interested in organized religion that the Catholic Church needs to adapt to changing times.  Otherwise, decay from within will continue to undermine its credibility and moral authority.  



Catholic Crisis Management by Brian Fairrington, Cagle Cartoons, Buy this cartoon

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President Barack Obama made no new friends this past week as he allowed for offshore drilling for both oil and gas.  Editorial Cartoonist Rob Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette succinctly summed up the political ramifications of this policy decision

Rob Rogers

Bob Rogers, Comics.com

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He did what?!  Obama sounded a lot like Sarah Palin when he announced his plan for offshore drilling. I don’t get it.  He isn’t going to convince Republicans not to hate him. All he is doing is making sure environmentalists hate him too.

Hope you like this week’s selection of editorial cartoons.  By the time I finish posting a few more cartoons in the comments section of the diary, it’ll contain 130-135 cartoons, enough for you to absorb and mull over for the next couple of weeks.  Do indicate in your comments as which ones you liked the best and why.  Your feedback is important to me and allows me to continue to tinker with this diary’s content and format.

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1. CARTOONS OF THE WEEK



Republican Debauchery by Chan Lowe, See reader comments in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Lowe evaluates the hypocritical behavior of the ‘Family Values Party’ and one that attempts to hold itself to higher moral standards than the rest of us mortal beings  

Many decades ago, when I was growing up in LA, the West Hollywood area was already developing a reputation for being gay-friendly, and that was before being openly gay was even cool.

Which is why I’m all the more shocked… shocked… that the Republican National Committee or anyone associated with it would come within miles of this Sodom on the West Coast, not to mention seek out entertainment at a nightclub(!) known for its montages of depravity.  To make matters even worse, I’ll bet the performers were Democrats.

Hubba, hubba.  Maybe this is why they call themselves the Grand Old Party.



Brian Duffy, Des Moines Register, Buy this cartoon

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich, Comics.com



‘Jesus Wants You’ Militias by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Buy this cartoon



Hutaree Militia by John Cole, Scranton Times-Tribune, Buy this cartoon

Chris Britt

Blame the Republicans? by Chris Britt, Comics.com, see reader comments in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)



April’s Fools by David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Star, Buy this cartoon



Confession is Good for the Soul by David Horsey, see reader comments in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer



Meanwhile Back in the Old World by David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Star, Buy this cartoon

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Jen Sorensen, Slowpoke, Buy this cartoon

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Sorensen looks at the emerging GOP strategy to win the hearts and minds of the American people and make substantial gains in the November Elections.  It’s guaranteed as much success as winning over the Taliban in Afghanistan.  You heard it here first!

Remember the “Dean Scream,” the celebratory whoop that ended Howard Dean’s presidential ambitions?  Does that not seem like nothing compared to the vein-popping whackadoodlery coming out of Republican congressmen?  And yet somehow, their careers do not end.

So far, the most popular aspect of this strip is the hue of John Boehner.  A couple readers have suggested that he needs to be more orange.  My response is that Photoshop unfortunately doesn’t come with fluorescent colors.  I think we should just start calling him John the Orange, or simply His Orangeness.

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2. Of Bondage Clubs, Pole Dances, Teabaggers, and Other GOP Doings



Michael Steele Studies Latest Pole by Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Clay Jones, Freelance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), Buy this cartoon



RNC Pole Dance by Bruce Plante, see reader comments in Tulsa World, Buy this cartoon



Steele Shackles by Tom Toles, Washington Post



David Cohen, Asheville Citizen Times



Clay Bennett, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Chattanooga Times Free Press



RNC Strip Club by Dan Wasserman, see reader comments in the Boston Globe



Vic Harville, Stephens Media Group (Little Rock, AR), Buy this cartoon



Matt Wuerker, Politico



Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate



Jerry Holbert, Boston Herald, Buy this cartoon

Paul Szep

Paul Szep, Comics.com













Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury



Jimmy Margulies, New Jersey Record, Buy this cartoon

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Tahler, Comics.com



Andy Singer, NO EXIT, Buy this cartoon



Paranoia in Wonderland by David Horsey, see reader comments in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Reacting to this cartoon by Horsey, a reader writes

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The beliefs of the Tea (Republican) party seem more like fairy tales than facts.  The Death Panel lady who relies on govt. health insurance for her grandchild; the charge that elected senators and representatives doing the jobs they were elected to do is some kind of treason; the irrational accusations against the president that have no basis in reality.  Repeating stories that have been demonstrated to be untrue. Demonstrating against tax increases when they each received a tax cut.  Wanting to “take our country back!”  To which decade in the 19th century do they want to take our country back to?



Sen Bennett Stews by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Buy this cartoon



John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Buy this cartoon  



Pat Oliphant, Universal Press Syndicate



McCain Goes to His Room by David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Star, Buy this cartoon

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3. Militias, Wingnuts, and Talk of Violence

MIke Thompson

Mike Thompson, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Detroit Free Press

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In a rebuke to the Rush Limbaughs of this world, Thompson exonerates Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was widely criticized  in right-wing circles for issuing a report last year which pointed towards threats of violence by armed militias

Just over one year ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was under fire for a report issued by her agency that warned of the risk posed by right-wing extremist groups in America.  The report was intended to “provide situational awareness to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies on the phenomenon and trends of violent radicalization in the United States” Napolitano explained in a press release

At the time, conservatives skewered Napolitano. Rush Limbaugh denounced the report as “a genuine hit job.”

Fast forward one year to March 2010 and the report looks more like a remarkably accurate prediction than a “hit job.”  The violent reaction to health care reform by right wing extremists and the arrest of the Hutaree militia are more than enough to vindicate Napolitano.  It makes you shudder to think how bad things will be next year at this time.



Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News, Buy this cartoon



Trouble Brewing by Tom Toles, Washington Post



Clay Jones, Freelance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), Buy this cartoon



David Cohen, Asheville Citizen Times

John Sherffius

John Sherffius, Comics.com



Ben Sargent, Universal Press Syndicate



Trial Balloons by Lloyd Dangle, Troubletown, Buy this cartoon

Rob Rogers

Bob Rogers, Comics.com

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Rogers tries to make sense of this madness and equates the behavior of militias to Al-Qaeda.  He may have stumbled onto the truth

Militia Vote

It is getting rough out there.  Not only do we have to worry about al-Qaida terrorists, now we have to worry about our own citizens attacking us or our police forces.  These heavily armed right-wing extremist “Christian” militias are not following the teachings of Jesus.  It is more likely they are following the teachings of Osama bin Laden.



Hutaree Militia by Bruce Plante, see reader comments in Tulsa World, Buy this cartoon



Stuart Carlson, Universal Press Syndicate



Jeff Darcy, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Buy this cartoon



Tony Auth, Philadelphia Inquirer



Dont Tread on This by Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News, Buy this cartoon



Jeff Danziger, New York Times Syndicate



Joel Pett, Lexington Herald-Leader

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4. The 2010 Census: Is This Paranoia and Anger Rational?



Ed Stein, Comics.com

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Stein wonders what’s in the water for every time the country experiences an economic downturn, wingnuts can predictably be counted upon to display bizarre behavior.  Why don’t the rest of us do the same?  

What is it about bad economies that brings out the crazies?  We have the Tea Party zealots who stand for standing against everything, home-grown Christian militias indistinguishable in rhetoric from the Taliban, except for the religion, and the paranoid anti-census loonies who think that counting people is a government plot.  Give someone a number and before you know it, it’s tattooed on his forearm.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for people ducking the census, so long as the undercount is in other states.  That way, Colorado gets more than its share of federal tax dollars and maybe an extra representative in Congress.  This should please the anti-tax, anti-government crowd, at least in the states that lose both tax revenues and government representation.  The real oddity of all this anti-government foment is that it was the failure of government to perform its regulatory job that played an enormous part in the economic meltdown.  Not that reality is a big motivator when it’s so much easier to whip people into a frenzy with fear and anger.



Pat Oliphant, Universal Press Syndicate



Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Buy this cartoon

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Chattanooga Times Free Press

Nick Anderson

Counterproductive by Nick Anderson, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Houston Chronicle



Census and the Easter Bunny by Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon

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Rob Rogers

Bob Rogers, Comics.com

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Rogers, the editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, feels the pain of Teabaggers.  Not!

Cartoonian-American

We live in a very divided country.  I wish the Census form had questions about people’s politics as well as their ethnicity.  I just think it would be interesting to see how people label themselves.  I would label myself as Cartoonian-American.

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5. The Catholic Church Under Siege: Abuse of Power

Ed Stein



Ed Stein, Comics.com

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Acknowledging that he inherited the problem of pedophilia within the Catholic Church, Stein is very fair to Pope Benedict but wonders if any substantive steps have been taken by the Pope to deal with problems of the past.  The crimes require justice be done and not have the church’s hierarchy (including the Pope) drag it heels and sweep such problems under the rug

Hear No Evil

In some ways, this one was too easy. A pedophile priest, allowed for years to molest boys at a school for the deaf while his superiors, including then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, turned a deaf ear to complaints.  The story, however, is a tad more complicated.  Ratzinger in 2001 was charged with the task of dealing with the unfolding pedophile priest scandal, and by all accounts he had a profound conversion when he finally saw how serious the problem was.  He is given high marks for changing the Vatican’s attitude and instituting the zero-tolerance policy which is now the official Church line.  Most of the cases we now hear about are old ones still coming to light years and even decades after the fact.

What remains to be seen is how the Church deals with its own leaders who ignored or covered up the scandals.  So far, there has been a great deal of forgiveness but very little punishment for those who looked the other way while the men under their authority committed such despicable acts.  How will the Pope who now recognizes the severity of the problem deal with the Cardinal who allowed the problem to fester, when they are the same man?



The Shepherd by Olle Johansson, Freelance Cartoonist (Sweden), Buy this cartoon



Catholic Church Scandal by Terry Mosher (Aislin), Montreal Gazette, Buy this cartoon



Pope Benedict Nixon by Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Grate Pope by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Buy this cartoon



Mike Scott, NewJerseyNewsroom.com, Buy this cartoon



Jerry Holbert, Boston Herald, Buy this cartoon



Pope Benedict XVI by Bob Englehart, see reader comments in the Hartford Courant, Buy this cartoon

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Englehart sees the Catholic Church’s problems as largely self-inflicted and is able to distinguish between ordinary sins (of which most everyone is guilty of) and the sexual abuse of young boys by members of the clergy.  Is this Christian-like behavior, he asks?

There’ve been so many cartoons about Catholic priests abusing young children.  I know I’ve drawn many of them.  I wasn’t going to draw any more unless something came up that was unique.  That time has come. Now, the pope himself is being implicated in the long, cold, evil silence but I suppose it’s only logical that complicity goes to the top.  This past week, he even admonished his flock not to believe news stories and European victims’accounts.

It’s ironic that over the past 2,000 years, so many kings and potentates have tried to destroy the church.  Who would’ve guessed it would destroy itself?  What I don’t understand as a Christian is how a priest could do such a thing and regard himself a follower of Christ.  I’ve done a few dishonorable things in my time and I knew when I was doing it that it was wrong, but I’m not a priest.  I would expect a priest — who’s only human — to sin by, say, lying, or being greedy or proud, but raping children?  That’s an obvious line that nobody should have trouble not crossing.

Read More of Englehart’s blog entry

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich, Comics.com



Frederick Deligne, AOL.fr (France), Buy this cartoon

Clay Bennett

Clay Bennett, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Chattanooga Times Free Press



Benedict’s XVI Blinders by Martin Sutovec, Freelance Cartoonist (Slovakia), Buy this cartoon



Judging Pedophilia by Cam Cardow, Ottawa Citizen, Buy this cartoon



Chan Lowe, See reader comments in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Lowe sees a parallel between the Church and politicians: above all, both have a need and desire to survive and, often, that means making moral compromises that are repulsive and unappealing to their followers.  More importantly, if the clergy doesn’t hold itself to higher standards and preach morality, how can the laity be expected to do so?  

Church Abuse Scandal

Since the doctrine of Christian forgiveness and absolution is grounded in the concept of self-examination, open acknowledgement of one’s sins through confession, and repentance, one would think that the Church — of all places — would appreciate value of unburdening itself of the effects of its transgressions by exposing them to the light of day.

But that flies directly in the face of another Church priority, which is self-preservation, a corollary being maintaining an image of infallibility.  Ironically, it is this monolithic attitude that results in the self-infliction of far more damage from the steady drip of new revelations.

Whatever you think of the institution, as long as it resides in the custodianship of mortal men, it will reflect their mortal shortcomings, which appear to be legion.

When Jesus said to Peter, “Upon this rock I will build my church,” it’s a safe bet to assume He wasn’t talking about stonewalling.



Peter Broelman, Freelance Cartoonist (Australia), Buy this cartoon



Pope Benedict and Preying Clergy by Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Church Cover Up by John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Buy this cartoon



Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolves by Simanca Osmani, Cagle Cartoons (Brazil), Buy this cartoon

Matt Bors

Matt Bors, Comics.com, see Bors’s blog entry and reader comments on this cartoon

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich, Comics.com

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6. Healthcare Reform: The Aftermath

Matt Bors

Matt Bors, Comics.com

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Altie cartoonist Bors details the Republican strategy after the HCR Bill was recently signed into law.  Going into the November 2010 Elections, the GOP has few options left except to engage in a disinformation and fear mongering campaign designed to rev up its wingnut base and depress Democratic turnout

Fired Up…

The right would like you to know that the passage of the health care bill signaled the End Of Freedom and the Beginning Of Armageddon.  It’s time to revolt against Obama, destroy Democrats, take back the country, rise up, slit the throat of fascism and blow up some buildings… legally and peacefully, of course!

Steve Sack

Steve Sack, Comics.com



Andy Singer, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Rex Babin, Sacramento Bee, Buy this cartoon

John Sherffius

John Sherffius, Comics.com



Jeff Darcy, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Buy this cartoon



Irreconcilable by RJ Matson, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Buy this cartoon



Opt-Out Grandstanding by Bruce Plante, see reader comments in Tulsa World, Buy this cartoon



Mitt and Obamacare by Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune, Buy this cartoon

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich, Comics.com

Chip Bok

Chip Bok, Comics.com



Tim Eagan, Deep Cover, Buy this cartoon

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7. “Drill, Baby, Drill”: The Environmentally and Politically Hazardous Policy of Offshore Drilling



Offshore Oil Drilling by Bob Englehart, see reader comments in the Hartford Courant, Buy this cartoon

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By making policy concessions to the GOP on offshore oil drilling, Englehart reminds President Obama that going after Republican votes on other issues such as Climate Change is an exercise in futility.  Where’s the evidence, he asks, of Republican cooperation with the Democratic Party in the past?  You guessed it.  There isn’t any

Yeah, I know, it’s the wheelin’, dealin’ world of Washington politics.  It’s a tactic, a plan, a device.  President Obama is sucking up to Republican concerns and politics in the hopes that he’ll get some kind of climate bill passed in the future.  Do you think for a minute that the GOP will vote with Obama on anything?  Save your breath, Mr. President, and save our environment.

I guess we’re going to have to get used to giant propellers on every hilltop, offshore oil rigs on every ocean horizon, and nuclear waste piled up in the garden.  All that in the name of energy independence from our friends/enemies/allies/killers in the Middle East.

The future, I think, is in hydrogen fuel cells.  Every house, condo building, apartment building, restaurant,bar,corporate headquarters, day care center,school and town hall will have one, but only, AND I MEAN ONLY, if we can figure out a way to make the Republicans rich.



Obama Offshore Oil Drilling by Rob Tornoe, PoliticalCartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Jimmy Margulies, New Jersey Record, Buy this cartoon



Obama’s Oil Change by Dan Wasserman, see reader comments in the Boston Globe



John Cole, Scranton Times-Tribune, Buy this cartoon



A Message to the Fish by Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News, Buy this cartoon



Such a Climate Deal by Tom Toles, Washington Post



Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Buy this cartoon



Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News, Buy this cartoon



Kevin Siers, Charlotte Observer, Buy this cartoon



Stuart Carlson, Universal Press Syndicate

Steve Sack

Steve Sack, Comics.com

Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson, Comics.com



Jim Morin, Miami Herald

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8. Economic Turnaround? Signs of Job Growth



Poverty Distribution by J.D. Crowe, see reader comments in the Mobile Register, Buy this cartoon

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Crowe says what’s on the mind of many but rarely spoken about: many long-term unemployed Americans have become poor for the first time in their lives

Times are still tough for many folks.  And this “jobless recovery”, an oxymoron if there ever was one, is giving many middle-income Americans their first taste of what it feels like to be poor.

Many of those lucky enough to have hung on to their jobs have been hit by pay cuts or fewer hours, while costs rise and bills grow.  Poverty is spreading like a nasty rumor at Bertha’s Beauty Shop.



Shallow Roots by Brian Duffy, Des Moines Register, Buy this cartoon



Easter/Hollow Jobless Recovery by Jeff Parker, Florida Today, Buy this cartoon



Under Water by John Trever, Albuquerque Journal, Buy this cartoon



John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Buy this cartoon



Stuart Carlson, Universal Press Syndicate

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler, Comics.com



Obama Mortgage Relief Plan by Jimmy Margulies, New Jersey Record, Buy this cartoon

Student Loans: Cutting Out the Middleman

Chip Bok

Chip Bok, Comics.com

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9. Foreign Affairs



Karzai and Afghan Corruption by Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Secular Shiite leader Ayad Allawi by Taylor Jones, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Housing Starts by John Trever, Albuquerque Journal, Buy this cartoon



Middle East Mission by Paresh Nath, Khaleej Times (UAE), Buy this cartoon

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10. Sports Talk: March Madness, The Finale



Vic Harville, Stephens Media Group (Little Rock, AR), Buy this cartoon



Red Sox Home Opener on Easter by Dave Granlund, Politicalcartoons.com, Buy this cartoon



Peter Broelman, Freelance Cartoonist (Australia), Buy this cartoon

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11. RIP Robert Culp



Mark Streeter, Savannah Morning News, Buy this cartoon

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Actor Robert Culp was very prominent in television and movies a few decades ago.  His obituary in the Los Angeles Times detailed his many contributions to the world of entertainment

Robert Culp, the veteran actor best known for starring with Bill Cosby in the classic 1960s espionage-adventure series “I Spy” and for playing Bob in the 1969 movie “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice,” died Wednesday morning. He was 79…

In a six-decade career in which he was best known for his work on television, Culp first came to fame as the star of the TV western “Trackdown,” which ran on CBS from 1957 to 1959 and featured Culp as Texas Ranger Hoby Gilman.

He later played FBI Agent Bill Maxwell on the 1981-83 ABC series “The Greatest American Hero.”

But for TV fans of a certain age, Culp is best remembered for “I Spy.”

The hourlong series, which ran from 1965 to 1968 and was billed as an “adventure-comedy” by NBC, starred Culp as Kelly Robinson and Cosby as Alexander Scott, American secret agents whose cover was that Kelly was a globe-trotting top-seeded tennis player and Scott was his trainer.

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12. Final Thoughts



Ted Rall, Universal Press Syndicate

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Finally, doesn’t this cartoon by Ted Rall remind you of certain contentious comment threads in Daily Kos diaries?

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A Note About the Diary Poll

Drew Litton

Drew Litton, Comics.com

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Even with professional football taking a break until preseason games begin in August, there is a lot going on in professional and college sports nowadays.

The Butler Bulldogs face the Duke Blue Devils in tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Finals game.  The UConn Huskies take on the Stanford Cardinals in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Finals tomorrow night.  The baseball season is finally underway.  The NHL and NBA are both preparing for playoff games.  The NFL football draft is only a few days away.

Perhaps the biggest story is the return of Tiger Woods to professional golf.  Tiger tees off on Thursday in the Masters Golf Tournament to resume his quest to overtake Jack Nicklaus’ record eighteen major golf championships.  Controversy or not, sports fan are such a forgiving lot.

So, which sport do you like the best?

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  1. Nobody does it better!



    Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News

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    Steve Sack

    Steve Sack, Comics.com

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    Although this is my 5th weekly diary in a row, I won’t be posting the next one until Monday, April 19th as I’ve just returned from vacation.

    Tips and the like here.  If I respond slowly, I’m at… uh… work.  Thanks.  🙂  

  2. A. Nothing.

    MIke Thompson

    Mike Thompson, Comics.com, see reader comments in the Detroit Free Press

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    Thompson notes this on his blog

    Nuclear Arms Agreement

    After stumbling and bumbling for months, President Obama scored a second major policy victory this week: An arms agreement with Russia to slash nuclear arsenals by close to a third.

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    And of course the island of Guam capsizing and falling into the ocean.

  5. and destroy the Republicans as easily as they could they Teabaggers.

    These editorial cartoonists fascinate me.

    Not deep thinkers, they.  Or perhaps it is I am so off scale that they do not even reach me anymore?  I can’t even fucking TELL.  But I’m finding them, along with people like the Daily Kos community, and others, increasingly obvious and banal?

    Don’t like the Republicans, and their creations, the Teabaggers?  Get rid of them, but don’t bother me about it.  I’ve had enough bothering for one lifetime.

    But, get rid of them, and the country would have to actually face the true problems it has.  The Republicans would no longer be useful fools, as the backdrop to the kabuki.  And this is why it’s hard to ever get rid of them, not because their evil, “EEEVUL!”, but because they’re convenient “CONVEEEENIEENT”.

    Democrats have a bad track record in my adult life.  Minus the rhetoric and hate, they’re absolutely no better than the Republicans for me or my people.

    The Republicans come off as, frankly, despite their hypocrisy and their hate, which I don’t for a minute deprecate, more honest.

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