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Column: Cory Booker’s bain

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

Commentary: When will Romney be ‘unzipped’ to our view?

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

Commentary: The real Mitt can win

March 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don’t you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I’ll get a ladder.
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Couple to wed in July ceremony

June 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Jessica Fink and Evan Meyer announce their engagement.

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Commentary: Solution to obesity is found

May 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Commentary: How do you cartoon a cartoon?

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

Commentary: From Russia with envy

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.”
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Commentary: Politics are a farce …

October 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville.
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Commentary: Election ’10: Obama vs. Boehner

September 10, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK How worried are Democrats? V-E-R-Y.
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Commentary: A brief dream does come true

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.
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