Holiday Gift Warnings

Holiday Gift WarningsThe Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating “hoverboards” for spontaneous combustion, but not false advertising. The CPSC has the regulatory power to force companies to issue costly recalls and warnings if their products are dangerous. Unless those companies make guns, which are exempt, because the NRA writes the laws.

Read the comic at The New York Times.

A Gun Culture Christmas

A Gun Culture ChristmasThere were more mass shootings last week, and so I’ve drawn another cartoon about it. I’m feeling like the woman in the second panel, out of ink to spill on the subject long before this blood-soaked country runs out of ammo.

Santa’s naughty list and the FBI’s no-fly list are both not great pieces of intelligence, but in the absence of any practical reform, I don’t see the harm in adding a teeny little hurdle to the gun-buying process. Ideally, these recent tragedies would result in all guns being confiscated and melted down to be used in fixing our bridges, but I have a hunch I’ll be posting another cartoon with similar themes in a few months.

Read the comic at The New York Times.

The (In)Complete Field Guide to American Extremists

The (In)Complete Field Guide to American ExtremistsIt was another dumb week in dumbness. Everyone was arguing over the semantics of “radical this, extremist that” instead of what can be done about ISIS.

The options are terrible and nobody in elite circles wants to admit there’s nothing we can do. Over a decade of the United States’ foreign adventures should have proven that bombing campaigns only create more extremists, both abroad and among the war-crazies at home.

Meanwhile, there are a ton of other extremists right here doing their best to ruin everything.

Read the full comic at the NYTimes.