Stunned

We men are learning the scale of what women have had to put up with for so many millenia. We’ve heard some stories and the jokes, but now we have names and faces. What will we, as a society, do about it?

Make America Whatever Again

There’s an excellent article in the Nov. 27 New Yorker by Paul Bloom called “Beastly” about the theory that killers “dehumanize” their victims so they can exterminate them. Not true, says Bloom. The opposite is true, that the very fact of the victim’s humanity contributes to their death. Let’s face it, humans have no limits with their cruelty to one another and it’s being highlighted every day. Just watch the news.

WWJD

What Would Justice Do? Simple Justice would cause Roy Moore to suspend his campaign, resign whatever seat in politics he might have in Alabama and spend the rest of his life working in a women’s shelter helping underage girls recover from the very abuse he heaped upon them. Poetic Justice would see to it that the voters of Alabama elect his Democratic opponent by a landslide and a grand jury made up of the grown women he molested when they were children indict him for trial.

E.T. Returns

The space alien in my cartoon was inspired by Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman who ran for president as a third party candidate against George H. W. Bush in 1992. According to a poll at the time, 59% of the people who said they had encounters with flying saucers preferred Perot over the President, Bill Clinton or Bob Dole. From then on, I drew Perot in a flying saucer. I call my little green man Ross Martian in honor of Perot and I bring him out now because I increasingly feel like I’m from another planet. Homo sapiens, as a species, seem to have lost their senses. All I have to do is look at Alabama or watch Fox Schmooze Channel any given evening. Yes, the earthlings are slowly destr

Art Talk

This cartoon is a throwback and futuristic at the same time. It’s a throwback in that it has not only a label (GOP) but also a floating label (MORAL AUTHORITY) like the cartoonists of old used. It’s futuristic in that it’s very simple and will look good on a cell phone screen, which is where all cartoons will appear in the next fifty years, if that long. People who like cartoons will subscribe to their favorites and disregard the rest. The day when a newspaper would run all kinds of interesting features will be long past. People will only see what they want and are focused on. In the world of cartoons, that means some artists will be making a million dollars a month and others will be making

Session is in Session

I’ve been watching and listening to the conservative fringe radio and TV networks more and more lately. Why? I like to watch people struggle with their prejudices, especially in light of new information. Just the other day I heard the right wing god himself, Dear Leader El Rushbo say he was getting tired of defending Republicans. When he said that, I said aloud alone in my car, “Then stop!” Fox Snooze Channel is being forced against their will to criticize trump and Sen. Roy Moore. Their usual broadcast tactic is deny, deny, deny and change the subject, but the past few events have made it very difficult for them to practice their business model. Shep Smith and a couple of others are awake a

Sin No Moore

I love it when these sanctimonious “Christians” get caught with their pants down. They’re so good at telling others what to do and how to live. They must be followers of Martin Luther who said, “Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger.” In other words, sin bigly, God’s grace is infinite. I’m going to hold out hope for the coalition of decent voters in Alabama to look inside their heart. Listen to the quiet voice of their soul and vote for Moore’s opponent. If they can’t do that, then don’t vote for senator. It’s not mandatory. God so loved the world that he gave us his only son, who was crucified , died for our sins and rose on the thir

A Trip into Madness

I like to listen to conservative radio talk shows occasionally to see how their callers’ brains work. It’s instructive to hear people struggle with their prejudices. It’s an anthropological trip into the dark corners of the culture. Here’s what shiny gems I’ve taken away from my latest foray: 1. Some of the conservative listeners who called the program, the Concallers, were convinced the Texas church shooter hated Christians and, or white people. Not true. The shooter was white, mentally unstable, insanely rage-filled about a family situation and had made death threats against his mother-in-law who attended the church. However, the host of the show agreed that there are a lot of people who

I'm Back

...and so is the Second Amendment zombie. I just spent four days in Long Island at the annual convention/seminars of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). We met at Hofstra University, thanks to the generosity of the school, Newsday and the Herb Block Foundation. I always enjoy getting together with old friends and meeting new friends. We are unique with our profession. I’ll have more to say about it in the future, but let’s get down to business and catch up with the latest moral outrage in which nothing changes in America because too many of our politicians are corrupt beyond belief

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Editorial and political cartoons by Bob Englehart