Monthly Archives: November 2015

Modest Climate Change Goals

Modest Climate Change GoalThe U.N. Climate Conference is going on in Paris, and maybe everyone will agree to modest means-based reductions in carbon emissions at some point in the future. It won’t be enough. The world is run by old people who won’t have to live with the consequences of their inaction, and I can only assume they hate their grandchildren and want to leave them a supremely messed up planet.

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.

Politely Protesting with Mr. Manners

Politely ProtestingThe protests at Mizzou and other universities caused a lot of old pundits to critique teenagers’ and young adults’ methods for achieving social justice. No college kid cares what pundits have to say. Sure, that one teacher who asked “for muscle” goofed up, but she was mocked all last week for being overprotective. Who has time for tone policing students and faculty when corporations, bankers and their client politicians are actively trying to destroy the world?

Read the comic at The New York Times.

Ben Carson’s Blunderful World

Ben Carson's Blunderful WorldBen Carson has a zany theory about the pyramids. Even if you interpret everything in the Bible literally, you have to make some pretty giant leaps to get the idea that Joseph built the pyramids to store the Pharaoh’s grain. But facts aren’t really important to anybody running for the Republican nomination.

For some reason the permalink page to this week’s comic isn’t working, so you have to read the comic in the NYT’s slideshow.

Officer Hall Monitor

Officer Hall MonitorFootage of a school police officer (euphemistically called a “resource officer”) assaulting a student in a classroom went viral last week and sane people were appalled. If I learned anything from posting cartoons about police brutality, it’s that police emotions are more delicate and volatile than any hormone-addled teenager’s. Even the babies running for the Republican nomination can take a little constructive criticism before they take their debate ball and go home.

Read the comic at The New York Times.