California is the place you ought to be – maybe.

California is the place you ought to be - maybe.
I live in a strange, strange state. What’s hiding in all that smog, fog, and detritus, anyway? Is California really the land of dreams, or just schemes? Is it magical, a place to find your success and fortune, and is the weather worth it? I’m about to find out. I’ve lived here over 15 years, ...

Did Jay Leno bribe Conan with one of his old cars?

Did Jay Leno bribe Conan with one of his old cars?
My first cartoon of the week for Slate is always on Sunday night, so I have to find a story I’m interested in or passionate about over the weekend. Sometimes I get great news: Sarah Palin resigning oliver sudden on July 4th weekend, or something in depth that the papers ignore until the weekend. (I ...

Two more cartoons I’m glad I didn’t do.

Two more cartoons I'm glad I didn't do.
Both of these cartoons are by Rob Tornoe. Let me start off by saying I LIKE Rob’s cartoons. Didn’t I just link to him in my blogroll? Seems like a good guy, a successful editorial cartoonist, and blogs with Daryl Cagle on Daryl’s popular editorial site, politicalcartoons.com. He’s a friend on Facebook. I like his ...

Making raw meat into Obama’s War Team.

Making raw meat into Obama's War Team.
One cartoon, two versions, about a shocking event in 2009 – President Obama deciding to continue the war. Wow. I missed the 60 Minutes interview the LA Times is talking about here. (Is that show still on the air?) Discussing in strikingly personal terms his order to escalate the war in Afghanistan, President Obama said ...

Santa was laid off. AGAIN.

Santa was laid off. AGAIN.
This is normally a Christmas cartoon, but should it run before or after Christmas?! It seems logical that Santa would visit the unemployment office AFTER Christmas, of course, but those pesky editors just aren’t in the mood to buy Santa Claus anything after Christmas Day – I guess they think the cartoon should be half ...