Monthly Archives: April 2016

The NYC Pandering Primary

The NYC Pandering PrimaryNew York’s primary matters for the first time in decades, and all of the remaining candidates are doing some campaign pandering in the Big Apple. Events are scheduled in the rest of the state of course, but with 8 million people, and the headquarters of the media, there’s been substantially more emphasis on NYC.

I couldn’t resist including a little Easter egg for my fellow Red Sox fans. I’m thankful baseball season’s back, where even the Yankees-Sox rivalry is more civil than electoral politics.

Read the comic at the New York Times.

North Carolina’s Backward Bills

Backward BillsNorth Carolina’s legislature and its Governor Pat McCrory rushed an anti-LGBT, particularly anti-trans, “bathroom bill” in order to protect citizens from the non-existent problem of bathroom fraud. The bill essentially prevents local municipalities from doing decent things like preventing discrimination and raising the minimum wage.

Mississippi soon followed with their own version of a “religious liberty” bill, similar to the kind Indiana was mocked for passing last year. These bills are probably an effort to turn out the base in November, much like 2004’s slate of anti-same-sex marriage ballot measures. It could work in the short term, but for some reason these states have lengthy records of ending up on the wrong side of history.

Read the comic at The New York Times.