National Velvet carried Elizabeth Taylor to stardom.

National Velvet carried Elizabeth Taylor to stardom.
At least, that’s my take on it. Why did she die at a fairly young age, 79? I looked it up in several sources, and it was congestive heart failure. That can slow you down. As I understand it, your heart becomes this squishy thing, not like a strong muscle, so your blood kind of ...

Japanese Stock Exchange teeters after the earthquake, too.

Japanese Stock Exchange teeters after the earthquake, too.
The Bank of Japan dumping yen into the economy to try to stabilize the stock market (and, oh yeah, our market as well.) (That is the first time I’ve ever used yen in a sentence.) Of course, I may have the entire scenario wrong, but I got a nice colorful cartoon out of it, with ...

Building a mosque near Ground Zero? It’s a NO-brainer.

Building a mosque near Ground Zero? It's a NO-brainer.
My latest cartoon on building a mosque near the Twin Towers. Interesting story of man who burned the Koran on 9-11 and then was FIRED from his job at the NJ Transit Authority. From NY Daily News: Derek Fenton, 39, of Bloomingdale, N.J., burned the book during a protest on the ninth anniversary of Sept. ...

9-11.

9-11.
Famous Falling Man photo from 9/11. Apparently the photographer made several photos of this man, one of which shows him aiming straight down, like an arrow. I’m not sure if this is the same photograph sequence that Esquire talks about, although it’s obviously a tall man.  Esquire gets a little dramatic talking about what the ...

Haiti, this is the first time I ever thought about you.

Haiti, this is the first time I ever thought about you.
But now I’ll never forget you. The story and images coming from Haiti after the earthquake were so shocking  and grievous that it didn’t even occur to me to do a cartoon about it. I felt that tragedies like  this couldn’t be summed up in an image or drawing. More importantly, that cartoonists would be ...

Ted Rall and Donna Barstow: Separated at Birth?

Ted Rall and Donna Barstow: Separated at Birth?
Ted Rall is a liberal who hates most things President Obama has done this year. I am (mostly) conservative, who thinks Obama is doing a decent job, although I can’t point out anything in particular that is great. So we’re kind of going in opposite directions, but I enjoyed pointing out to him recently on ...