The closer the art of politics gets to the top, the more primitive it is. A contest for city council can be reasonably civil, except maybe in New York or Chicago, but by the time you get to the White House, it’s gotten completely caveman, which is where adolescents dwell (that’s why there are so many rules in middle school.) The level of discourse coming out of today’s Republican Party reminds me of junior high school and the culture surrounding it. Playground bullies vs the
Listen, it’s not me, but I’ve been hearing you’re a crook and a pervert. Really, I like you. I think you’re fantastic, but I’ve been hearing that you did some weird things with inflatable dolls and stuff. I mean, really, what you do in private is your own business, but some people seem to know about it and are spreading stories. Somebody said you stole some stuff when you were living in New Jersey, or was it Canada? You might want to see a lawyer. I think there might be groun
It’s always a shock when one dies so young. These days, 69 is not old. There is something about pop stars that makes us think they’ll live forever. And they will. We all will. I believe virtually anything is possible in this universe. If you read some of the mathematical theories found in science and physics, such as we all are made of stardust, you’ll believe it too.
That’s right, reach for the sky. Decide what your goal is, no matter how impossible it might seem, and go for it. Let’s say you want to see the Second Amendment either repealed, re-written or enforced to the letter of the law with gun cult members being required to be a member a well-regulated state militia. I have one word for you. Organize. Assemble a posse of like-minded people and go to the nearest gun store and picket it. Or join a group who would like to see guns restr
The Chicago Policed Department has had a long and brutal past, going back to Prohibition and beyond. This cartoon is the first editorial cartoon I had published in any newspaper. I was working for the Chicago American, soon to be re-named Chicago Today. It was owned by the Chicago Tribune until they closed it in 1974 two years after I’d left to start my own business. We had two editorial cartoonists, Vaughn Shoemaker and Wayne Stayskal, but they both took Monday off. I was w