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Total Electoral Eclipse

Total Electoral EclipseTrump’s malignant shadow is obscuring everything else going on in the world. The ugliness of his campaign and its supporters is certainly newsworthy, but we’ll have a lot of catching up to do if and when the Trump phenomenon fades.

I wrote and drew this before Neil deGrasse Tyson proved himself to be no political scientist over the weekend on Twitter:

Maybe everything he knows about astrophysics leaves very little brain real estate for civics.

Read the comic at The New York Times.


Profiles in Cowardice

Profiles in CowardiceAfter the attacks in Paris, the Republicans, along with some spineless Democrats, devolved into the same panicky imbeciles that turned this country bonkers after 9/11. That insanity is what led me to political cartooning 14 years ago, and to see it return all these years later is incredibly heartbreaking.

Thankfully, there’s been more pushback this time around, although it’s entirely absent from the GOP presidential field, who’s current frontrunner is a full-blown fascist.

Read the comic at The New York Times.


Public Servants on Strike

Public Servants on StrikeKim Davis’ publicity stunt of denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples reached its inevitable conclusion last week. She’s in jail and will probably stay there until she signs a lucrative book deal. If everyone was allowed to deny public accommodations to anyone because of their “strongly-held” beliefs, everything would grind to a halt and the world would be an even uglier place.

The final panel’s a reference to the Syrian refugee crisis that’s been unfolding for years, but could apply equally to the rising amounts of nationalism and general anti-immigrant fervor being fomented by the GOP’s current crop of know-nothings.

Read the comic at The New York Times.