When Republicans turn into rogue elephants.

When Republicans turn into rogue elephants.
Kind of a funny situation in California now. Jerry Brown wants to hurry up and put a proposition on the ballot in June for voters: can he set up a special election to extend higher tax rates on sales, vehicles and income for five years. It’s not exactly raising taxes, but doesn’t lower anything. (Our ...

Yahoo! News Editorial Cartoon on food stamps.

Yahoo! News Editorial Cartoon on food stamps.
An alert reader notified me that Yahoo! News Comics no longer has a link for me. The list of editorial cartoons is at the bottom – my name is usually under B for Barstow, of course. My political cartoons (Sorry, no link now. Uclick Gocomics threw away 2 years of my cartoons on Slate, Gocomics ...

The cop who ordered green ice cream.

The cop who ordered green ice cream.
Cool creamy ice cream and money for your summer vacation. My editor at CalWatchdog, Steven Greenhut, like many journalists in many states now, is really interested in pension reform, and what pensions are doing to the rest of the state as they grow more humongous. I haven’t read his new book yet, Plunder: How Public ...

ESL doesn’t work. So stop it.

ESL doesn't work. So stop it.
Last week someone emailed me complaining that I “explained” my cartoons. Let’s call him “Chris.” Well, my main issue is that not only do I often not understand them, it’s that you often admit in the commentary below your cartoons that you have grave doubts that your audience will understand them. I think there was ...

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!

Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are rich and Republican!
Who ya going to vote for in the California Primary? I thought everyone could use some help on this. I’ve been doing cartoons on California and the upcoming elections for almost 6 months now for CalWatchdog, this extraordinary journalism site for a think tank in Northern California, but haven’t posted many of them here yet. ...

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 ...