Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Good News and Bad News
The good news is I'm now a featured cartoon columnist at a wonderful online magazine, In The Fray. This would never have happened without Molly Hennessy-Fiske, an amazing journalist and just all-around cool woman who invited me to ITF's recent NYC benefit party. Molly has just returned from a Pew Fellowship in International Journalism in Mexico (and yes, she has a blog.) Not only did she reconnect me with the folks at In the Fray, she was my first editor back when I was a Harvard freshman learning to write articles for Diversity & Distinction magazine.
The bad news is--I was really ill last night, so no new cartoon this week (this is the disadvantage of a weekly publication schedule... I was hoping to do something about the economy, or the genocide in the Sudan, or the three-year-old terror warnings, or the environment or... well, you get the idea).
Thursday, August 05, 2004
Bush's Bizarre Argument Against Revoking Tax Cuts for Rich
See the Capital column in today's Wall Street Journal, which has a great policy analysis of the following priceless argument from Bush:
Campaigning last weekend, President Bush offered this attack on opponent John Kerry: "He said he's only going to raise the tax on the so-called rich," the president said in Canton, Ohio. "But you know how the rich is: They've got accountants. That means you pay. That means your small business pays. It means the farmers and ranchers pay."
New Cartoon: Gay Voters for Bush
(click panel to see full cartoon)
Really, I'm not joking. There's plenty of them out there. And while I can see how many GLBT voters could be disappointed by Kerry's sometimes underwhelming support on certain issues (see previous cartoon), I have a really hard time sympathizing with any who still support Bush... Kerry supports antidiscrimination laws, he's against don't ask, don't tell, he's against the antigay federal constitutional amendment, he's for civil unions and he uses the word gay in a positive way. Bush thinks gay people are a threat to the foundation of society. That's a pretty clear difference.
According to a book with the same name as my cartoon, the world is ending.
Wednesday, August 04, 2004
Another Nation piece, this time from Jim Hightower: "Bush Zones Go National". Ruben Bolling did a great cartoon this week on the same subject, but you'll have to read it in the Village Voice print edition, it's not online yet that I can see.
Here's a must-read article from the Nation, "How They Could Steal the Election This Time."
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
Some belated pictures from the convention
I didn't go myself, but my parents attended the Believe in America Kickoff Rally and took these pictures:
And, of course, they spent some time in the free speech pen (an idea I find so bizarre and offensive that I'm not even going to try to address it right now):