May 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WASHINGTON The past several days of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s life have been painfully amusing to watch. Continue Reading
April 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune
WASHINGTON Mitt Romney “unzipped” is the stuff of cartoonists’ dreams.
The image suggested came from none other than his wife, Ann, when a Baltimore radio interviewer asked whether it’s true that her husband is stiff. Yes, do go ahead and cover the children’s eyes. Continue Reading
February 20, 2011 in West Central Tribune
Now would be a very good time to be a cartoonist. Or perhaps not. As the late cartoonist Doug Marlette frequently lamented, “How do you cartoon a cartoon? We’re living in ‘Toon Town.’”
On the other hand, sometimes only a cartoon character will do. There’s hardly any way to treat seriously the goings-on in Toon Town’s capital city, Washington, D.C. Continue Reading
January 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune
It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style.
Adjectives sharpen their elbows as they vie to properly describe the Cold War-ish moment Thursday when Andrei Sitov of the state-run ITAR-Tass news agency challenged Robert Gibbs about the Tucson shootings.
According to Sitov, the assault was just an extension of American free expression, this time the “freedom of a deranged mind to react in a violent way.”
August 29, 2010 in West Central Tribune
NEW YORK August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her would-be rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir of salvation irreverence.