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- The Human Toll of Offshoring, By Joe Nocera
- The Medicare Miracle, By Paul Krugman
- Obama and the Warmongers
The Politics of the ISIS Threat
, By Charles M. Blow
- Diplomat and Warrior
Richard Holbrooke, the Arlington Cemetery and Lost American Resolve
, By Roger Cohen
- High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen, By Maureen Dowd
- When Whites Just Don’t Get It
After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less
, By Nicholas Kristof
- The Fall of France, By Paul Krugman
- Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Bill O’Reilly and White Privilege, By Charles M. Blow
- He Has a Dream, By Maureen Dowd
- The Making of a Disaster, By Roger Cohen
- Wrong Way Nation, By Paul Krugman
- A Funeral in Ferguson, By Charles M. Blow
- Order vs. Disorder, Part 3, By Thomas L. Friedman
- The Golf Address, By Maureen Dowd
- Gift Horses Gone Wild
Lessons From the Trial of Bob McDonnell
, By Gail Collins
- Lessons Not Learned, By Joe Nocera
- Patient No. 9413, By Roger Cohen
- Hawks Crying Wolf, By Paul Krugman
- Constructing a Conversation on Race, By Charles M. Blow
- Tell It to the Camera, By Gail Collins
- The Man Who Blew the Whistle, By Joe Nocera
- Ambivalence About America, By Roger Cohen
- Why We Fight Wars, By Paul Krugman
- Frustration in Ferguson, By Charles M. Blow
- Sister Acts, By Nicholas Kristof
- Where’s the Justice at Justice?, By Maureen Dowd
- Northern Exposure
Alaska’s Senate Primary and Sarah Palin’s Passion
, By Gail Collins
_ The Draw of the New City-States, By Roger Cohen
- The Forever Slump, By Paul Krugman
- Don’t Dismiss the Humanities, By Nicholas Kristof
- What’s Next With Hillary?, By Gail Collins
- Michael Brown and Black Men, By Charles M. Blow
- It’s the Loyalty, Stupid, By Maureen Dowd
- From Sneakers to O’Bannon, By Joe Nocera
- Back to Iraq, By Maureen Dowd
- Is a Hard Life Inherited?, By Nicholas Kristof
- Will the Voices of Conscience Be Heard?
The Gaza War, and Israel’s Ethical Challenge,
By Roger Cohen
- Obama on the World
President Obama Talks to Thomas L. Friedman About Iraq, Putin and Israel
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- This Is Reform?
The N.C.A.A.’s Feeble Reform Impulse
, By Joe Nocera
- It’s a Can’t-Lose Year, By Gail Collins
- Inequality Is a Drag, By Paul Krugman
- Fighting Ebola for Us All, By NICHOLAS KRISTOF
- The Panda Angle, By GAIL COLLINS
- War Against Whites? I Think Not, By Charles M. Blow
- A Modest Proposal, By Maureen Dowd
- Dear Guests
Revelations in the Gaza War
, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Start With Gaza, By Roger Cohen
- Obama’s Other Success
Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Is Working
, By Paul Krugman
- The Do-Even-Less Congress, By Charles M. Blow
- How This War Ends, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Go Take a Hike!, By Nicholas Kristof
- Throw the Book at Him, By Maureen Dowd
- Why Americans See Israel the Way They Do, By Roger Cohen
- Sympathy for the Devil
Those Bogus Claims Against BP
, By Joe Nocera
- Congress: The Road to Roads, By Gail Collins
- Knowledge Isn’t Power, By Paul Krugman
- None Dare Call It Impeachment, By Gail Collins
- Age of Identity, By Charles M. Blow
- Our Blind Spot About Guns, By Nicholas Kristof
- Night at the Opera?, By Maureen Dowd
- ‘Maybe in America’, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Zionism and Its Discontents
Zionism and Israel’s War with Hamas in Gaza
, By Roger Cohen
- Teaching Teaching, By Joe Nocera
- Corporate Artful Dodgers
Tax Avoidance du Jour: Inversion
, By Paul Krugman
- The Fight Over ‘Impeachment Lite’
The Republican Move to Sue Obama
, By Charles M. Blow
- What Is News?, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Angell in the Outfield, By Maureen Dowd
- The World’s Coolest Places, By Nicholas Kristof
- Chamber of Commerce Lost Its Way in Right Turn, By Joe Nocera
- Hope in the Abattoir
The Shared Destiny of Israel and Gaza
, By Roger Cohen
- Left Coast Rising, By Paul Krugman
- An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality, By Nicholas Kristof
- Paul Ryan and His Poverty Prophet, By Charles M. Blow
- The Suns of August
Flight 17: Ukraine’s War and Europe’s Passivit
y, By Roger Cohen
- Did Dodd-Frank Work?, By Joe Nocera
- The Fiscal Fizzle
An Imaginary Budget and Debt Crisis
, By Paul Krugman
- Who’s Right and Wrong in the Middle East?, By By Nicholas Kristof
- A Popular President, By Maureen Dowd
- And Now for a Bit of Good News . . ., By Thomas L. Friedman
- The $300,000 Drug, By Joe Nocera
- Addicted to Inflation, By Paul Krugman
- Germany Is Weltmeister, By Roger Cohen
- Leading Through Great Loss, By Nicholas Kristof
- Tears for the Border Children, By Charles M. Blow
- Order vs. Disorder, Part 2, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Where’s the Oval Avatar?, By Maureen Dowd
- Helping Big Companies Compete, By Joe Nocera
- Israel’s Bloody Status Quo, By Roger Cohen
- ‘The Buck Stops With Me’
Boehner’s Empty Charge Against Obama
, By Charles M. Blow
- Obamacare Fails to Fail, By Paul Krugman
- The World According to Maxwell Smart, Part 1, By Thomas L. Friedman
- Those Girls Haven’t Been Brought Back, By Nicholas Kristof
- Isn’t It Rich?, By Maureen Dowd
- Rules to Run By, By Gail Collins
- American Apparel Is a Lesson in How Not to Run a Company, By Joe Nocera
- Who Wants a Depression?, By Paul Krugman
- Fat Britain, Roger Cohen
- The Rant Agenda, By Gail Collins
- Religious Freedom in Peril, By Nicholas Kristof
- France Decapitated, By Roger Cohen
- The Crisis of Children at the Border, By Charles M. Blow
- Silicon Valley Sharknado, By Maureen Dowd
- Beliefs, Facts and Money
Conservative Delusions About Inflation
, By Paul Krugman
- Ramparts Against Republicans
Democrats Face a Tough Fight to Hold the Senate
, By Charles M. Blow
- Who Do We Think We Are?, By Maureen Dowd
- When They Imprison the Wrong Guy, By Nicholas Kristof
- About Those Presidential Polls, By Gail Collins
- My American Family, By Joe Nocera
- Build We Won’t, By Paul Krugman
- Porsches, Potholes and Patriots, By Nicholas Kristof
- Lawless Holy Land
Cycles of Revenge in Israel and Palestine
, By Roger Cohen
- Barack the Bear, By Charles M. Blow
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- My Head’s Exploding
Is That the Iraq Drumbeat From Cheney & Co. Again?
, By Maureen Dowd
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Why the Fate of Ukraine Matters
, By Thomas L. Friedman
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- Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas, By Paul Krugman
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When the Juvenile Justice System Isn’t the Answer
, By Nicholas Kristof
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Who Is Setting the Sectarian Fires in the Middle East?
, By Thomas L. Friedman
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The Abortion Wars Rage On
, By Gail Collins

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New articles added from the past week below discuss: Israeli war crimes and the US's role in enabling these crimes and what might be done about this legally speaking, how Obama's foreign policy is at odds with itself, the ugly head of racism on display in Ferguson, what Obama could do on his own to wreck the GOP, the end of liberal zionism in Israel, the right wing distortion machine just keeps plugging along, the militarization of Anytown, USA police forces, plus lots more in Sounding Off. You might also ienjoy our large selection of progressive political humor, our interactive projects plus our free music downloads. --RJ Crane, editor

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All older articles that appeared in this section through December 31, 2012 can be found in our archives. Starting in 2013 we will no longer be archiving articles in this section.

What Combat Veterans See in Ferguson, Missouri
By Matthew Farwell
"I couldn’t get past the fact that the police in Ferguson were wearing better battle-rattle and carrying more tricked-out weapons than my infantry platoon used in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan."

The Double Identity of an "Anti-Semitic" Commenter
Smearing a Progressive Website to Support Israel

By Lance Tapley

Why Jews Are Worried
Deborah E. Lipstadt on the Rising Anti-Semitism in Europe

By DEBORAH E. LIPSTADTAUG

By Any Means Necessary
By Linda Greenhouse
"The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has endured so many near-death experiences that digging into the details of still another effort to demolish it is admittedly not an inviting prospect."

White power won’t give in — and that’s why there will be more Fergusons
When it comes to American race relations, it is always Groundhog Day, because the power structure will not change

By PAUL ROSENBERG

The dark truth about American military power
The U.S. military has been corrupted by its addiction to airstrikes. Here's why that's so dangerous

By WILLIAM ASTORE

It’s racism, not “principled conservatism”: The South, civil rights, GOP myths — and the roots of Ferguson
True GOP believers insist their small government beliefs have nothing to do with race. They're deluding themselves

By PAUL ROSENBERG

Missouri’s tortured history of racism: Why the inferno in Ferguson is no surprise
For decades the state has been a hot bed for the country's most virulent racists, from neo-Nazis to the KKK

By JOE CONASON

Behind Obama's "Chaotic" Foreign Policy
By Robert Parry
"So, we have Obama covertly arming Syrian rebels, many of whom were interchangeable with Islamic jihadists, but then sending the U.S. military back into Iraq to fight some of these same extremists who spilled back into Iraq, the country where they got their start after President George W. Bush's neocon-inspired invasion."

The U.S. government’s creeping war on journalists
A new poll reveals that three quarters of reporters agree the public isn't getting the information it needs

David Sirota

Son of Death
By Uri Avnery
"THE WAR was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted. And then, suddenly, the war came back".

More government shutdowns! McConnell admits what GOP Senate will wreak
Mitch McConnell reveals his plan for a Republican Senate is to take hostages and bring back crisis government

By SIMON MALOY

Questions to Ask Your Pro-Israeli Friends
By Paul Kinzelman
"So if you find yourself in a discussion with a pro-Israel person who seems willing to have a rational conversation (as opposed to just shouting slogans), I've come up with a list of questions you might consider asking."

This has always been America: Ferguson and our dangerous delusions on race and democracy
We believe we're the world's champion of freedom. In reality, we torture, invade, violate rights, stop and frisk...

By AARON R. HANLON
"Politicians both left and right turn to the troubling doctrine of American exceptionalism to justify unilateral military intervention abroad, but what happens when we turn that dangerous delusion of unbounded moral supremacy against our own citizens on our own soil?"

Seeking Accountability for Gaza
By Marjorie Cohn
"The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists (Asociacion Americana de Juristas) sent a letter on Friday to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to initiate an investigation of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity committed by Israeli leaders and aided and abetted by U.S. officials in Gaza."

People in red states and blue states are equally clueless about abortion
Yet another survey underscores the need for comprehensive, medically accurate sex education across the U.S.

By JENNY KUTNER

False facts and the conservative distortion machine: It’s much more than just Fox News
Social scientists use "knowledge distortion" index to test partisanship and reality. Guess who is wrong most often?

By Paul Rosenberg
"Misinformation in public life isn’t the exception, it’s the rule, and researchers have been grappling with that fact, and its implications, for some time now"

The End of Liberal Zionism
Israel’s Move to the Right Challenges Diaspora Jews

By ANTONY LERMAN
"The romantic Zionist ideal, to which Jewish liberals — and I was one, once — subscribed for so many decades, has been tarnished by the reality of modern Israel. The attacks on freedom of speech and human rights organizations in Israel, the land-grabbing settler movement, a growing strain of anti-Arab and anti-immigrant racism, extremist politics, and a powerful, intolerant religious right — this mixture has pushed liberal Zionism to the brink."

Spineless frauds exposed by Ferguson: Where pols really stand on militarized cops
Here's the real truth about our government and warrior cops -- and why this new bipartisan consensus may go nowhere

By Tim Donovan

Why Washington's War on Terror Failed
The Underrated Saudi Connection

By Patrick Cockburn
"But U.S., Western European, Saudi, and Arab Gulf policy is to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, which happens to be the policy of ISIS and other jihadis in Syria. If Assad goes, then ISIS will be the beneficiary, since it is either defeating or absorbing the rest of the Syrian armed opposition."

How Uber will conquer America
It doesn't matter if Democrats or Republicans run the country — tech's new powerhouse will still win in the end

By ANDREW LEONARD

Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers.
By TALI MENDELBERG and BENNETT L. BUTLER
"A true measure of a president’s priorities lies hidden in plain sight in his budget proposals. Under that standard, Mr. Obama has been more committed to communities like Ferguson than any Democratic president in the past half century."

Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?
By Glenn Greenwald
"It's tempting to support criminalization of, say, racist views as long as one focuses on one's contempt for those views and ignores the serious dangers of vesting the state with the general power to create lists of prohibited ideas."

How to wreck the GOP in 3 easy steps!
Congress is a mess, but that doesn't mean Obama is powerless. Now's the time for change — and here's how to make it

By Thomas Frank

“I have not seen any evidence of successful U.S. intervention to stop such violence in our modern history”
Ex-State Dept. expert to Salon: Outside intervention caused Iraq mess, helped create ISIS. It's not the solution

By LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE

Michelle Rhee’s real legacy: Here’s what’s most shameful about her reign
The "education reform" leader who just stepped down gets plenty of criticism. But people overlook this

By Matt Bruenig

Turning America Into a War Zone, Where 'We the People' Are the Enemy
By John Whitehead
"What Americans must understand, what we have chosen to ignore, what we have fearfully turned a blind eye to lest the reality prove too jarring is the fact that we no longer live in the 'city on the hill,' a beacon of freedom for all the world."

Israel's Crazy Doctrine for Justifying Deaths of Over 1,000 Gazans
The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military.

By Alex Kane
"But Israel, shielded from accountability by the U.S., continues to violate the laws of war. In fact, it is following a specific military doctrine developed by Israeli military officials that calls for punishing the civilian population in the territory where resistance to Israeli actions emanates from."

The West’s selective amnesia: Gaza, the war on terror and the paradox of human rights
The current post-9/11 paradigm amounts to protecting "national security" -- no matter who else's lives it may cost

By FALGUNI A. SHETH

JPMorgan Chase's $13 Billion Shadow
By Richard (RJ) Eskow
"If nothing else, William D. Cohan's recent Nation article about JPMorgan Chase's $13 billion settlement should confirm the public's darkest suspicions about that institution and its CEO."

Why Do They Hate Us?
By ANDRE VLTCHEK
"And this is why ‘they’ really hate us – we want to stop this horrific experiment on human beings. We want human life to be much more important than the profits of some corporations and twisted individuals. We want to be proud again of being part of the human race."

Nixon’s Vietnam Treason
By BOB FITRAKIS & HARVEY WASSERMAN
"Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that in 1968, as a presidential candidate, he ordered Anna Chennault, his liaison to the South Vietnam government, to persuade them to refuse a cease-fire being brokered by President Lyndon Johnson."

Cops Gone Wild
By Paul Craig Roberts

5 human rights abuses America commits at home
From voter ID laws to broken immigration detention centers, the U.S. is not the model democracy it fancies itself

By TERRELL JERMAINE STARR

Is Obama haunted by Bush’s ghost – or possessed by him?
On the Iraq nightmare, CIA torture, the economy and more, Obama can't escape his predecessor – and hasn't tried

By ANDREW O'HEHIR

Hillary Clinton Should Keep Quiet on Foreign Policy
By Ben Cohen
"Clinton’s solution is of course, more military engagement in the region – the exact prescription that got the US bogged down in two un-winnable wars in the Middle East in the first place."

From the Left, From the Right: Calls to Demilitarize Ferguson, and America
By John Nichols

How Israel has been 'mowing the lawn' in Gaza to unmake Palestinian society
By Matt Carr
"The Israeli government appears to have gone beyond its previous policy of keeping Gaza on the brink of collapse and adopted a policy aimed at unmaking Palestinian society in Gaza."

Why I Quit the Democratic Party Yesterday
By Eric Zuesse
"I left the Democratic Party yesterday, because I cannot support the first American President who ever installed anywhere in the world a nazi regime..."

“They don’t have the courage”: How the two-party system aided Israel disaster
To get principled responses to humanitarian crises, break up DC's pro-Israel status quo, leading socialist explains

By ELIAS ISQUITH

Rand Paul’s foreign policy fraud: Where’s the supposed anti-interventionist now?
He flip-flopped on Israel, went AWOL on bombing ISIS. Now he has “mixed feelings." The jig is up

By JOAN WALSH

McCain & co.’s horrifying return: As bombs fall on Iraq, hawks seize their moment
For all their errors, hawks are always treated with deference -- and we always end up tilting toward intervention

By Simon Maloy

The O’Bannon Ruling: ‘Student-Athlete’ Is History
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD

Inevitable Mission Creep in Iraq
By ANDREW ROSENTHAL
"Once you send the military into a war zone, even with the best of humanitarian intentions, it’s incredibly hard, if not impossible, to avoid mission creep. In some cases — like, say in Ukraine right now — everyone knows that the talk of humanitarian assistance is a cover for a military plan."

Hillary Clinton’s real problem: It’s possible to be both “authentic” and wrong
The "authentic Hillary Clinton" is a hawk. Maybe the country won't care much for authenticity after all

By Jim Newell

Edward Snowden’s latest secrets: U.S. was responsible for an entire country’s Internet outage
The NSA whistle-blower spoke to Wired and revealed more secrets of the NSA's disturbing mass surveillance

By SARAH GRAY

Robin Williams, the Vulnerable Showman
By Timothy Egan

Maliki and the Futility of Regime Change
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"America’s track record in the business of selecting or changing leaders in global hot spots where the United States finds itself involved is rather poor."

7 astounding facts about the mind-blowing cost of war
From World War II to the "war on terror," the tremendous cost of fighting is nothing short of catastrophic

By LYNN STUART PARRAMORE

Patriots don’t torture: Why excusing it is an American catastrophe
Here's why I'll never have mercy on torturers — no matter what any of our presidents might say

By FALGUNI A. SHETH

Reagan is still killing us: How his dangerous “American exceptionalism” haunts us today
Hillary Clinton's sobering recent interview is another example of how the Gipper's sunny nationalism won't go away

By ELIAS ISQUITH

Ferguson’s weaponized cops and America’s long, ugly history of police violence
Two dark forces collided in Ferguson: The militarization of America's cops and a long tradition of racist violence

By ANDREW O'HEHIR

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection
By JAKE HALPERN
"In the murky world of unpaid-bills, a banker and an ex-con can make a fortune — if they don’t run into too many crooks."

Israeli News Site Debunks Netanyahu’s Tunnels-to-Kindergartens Myth
Israel’s PM claimed Hamas was constructing tunnels aimed at his country’s kindergartens — propaganda that The New York Times and CNN reported.

By  James North and Phil Weiss

What You Need to Know About the FISA Court--and How it Needs to Change
By Electronic Frontier Foundation

Eyeless in Gaza
By Uri Avnery

Out of Control, Hyper-Militarized Local Police-- Radley Balko Intvw Transcript-- Part 1
This is the first half of the transcript of my interview with Radley Balko, author of Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces. It's an eye-opener.

Interview with Rob Kall

William Rivers Pitt | The Dumpster Fire of Obama's Moral Authority
By William Rivers Pitt
"Whatever lingering moral authority remaining in the administration of President Barack Obama fell to dust last Friday in a news dump that no one, apparently, was expected to pay any attention to."

The Massacre of Civilians in Gaza Is Deja Vu All Over Again
By Max Blumenthal
"What we're seeing is cowardice at the top of a hollow media establishment that extends into public radio. . . . Even people who don't agree with my conclusions about what should happen in Israel-Palestine are hungry for this kind of information."

Beware the neocon exaggerators: They were wrong on Russia and the Mideast before — and they’re wrong about the threat now
Stop worrying about Putin: Russia is a second-tier economic and military power, and not a threat to U.S. interests

By MICHAEL LIND

Debunking the myths about immigration: Ronald Reagan, Central America and everything Ted Cruz doesn’t understand
If we want to understand the immigration crisis, we need to revisit Reagan and the violence we brought the region

By A.W. GAFFNEY
"But why is the region so underdeveloped, why is poverty so entrenched, and why has the colonial legacy of inequality proven so resistant to social and political change?"

Preventing a Slaughter in Iraq
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"The catastrophe of Iraq has been growing steadily worse for weeks, but by Thursday, it became impossible for the United States and other civilized nations to ignore it."

Millennials are over Israel: A new generation, outraged over Gaza, rejects Washington’s reflexive support
Angered by the immoral and inhumane assault on Gaza, Gen Y is shaking up the conventional view of Mideast politics

By DAVID PALUMBO-LIU

Israel’s Colonialism Must End
By Ali Jarbawi
"Centuries of European colonialism have provided the world with certain basic lessons about subjugating colonized peoples: The longer any colonial occupation endures, the greater the settlers’ racism and extremism tends to grow."

As Palestinians Go to ICC, Human Rights Watch Alleges Israeli War Crimes for Shooting Fleeing Gazans
By Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh

The Custom-Made ‘Super PAC’
By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD
"There is now a way to spend an unlimited amount on your child’s campaign for Congress, completely ignoring that annoying $2,600 legal limit on what you can give. All you do is set up a “super PAC” for your kid and start writing checks."

All older articles that appeared in this section through December 31, 2012 can be found in our archives. Starting in 2013 we will no longer be archiving articles in this section.

Links to Tom Tomorrow, This Modern World cartoons

Links to Mark Fiore animations and other funny animations.

All of the past Bushspeak and Bushisms that we collected

Nation Debates Extremely Complex Issue of Children Firing Military Weapons
BY ANDY BOROWITZ

Critics Blast Obama’s Three Meals a Day
BY ANDY BOROWITZ

NRA Logic
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Burger King
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Kidnappings
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Michigan really is the comeback state!
Gov. Rick Snyder is hailing Michigan as the comeback state.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Your Labor Day celebration!
It's almost time for the Labor Day celebration. What are you looking forward to?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

What stings about the Burger King, Tim Hortons deal
Fast Food giant Burger King is moving its headquarters to Canada.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Radioactive sludge in your backyard?
Michigan's becoming a dumping ground.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Bank of America's slap on the wrist
What's $16 billion to Bank of America?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

God-Man: Enter the Purse Thief!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Buckets of awareness
cartoon by Brian McFadden

If cops treated bankers the way Ferguson cops treat black people
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Let's Be Cops!
cartoon by Matt Bors

Approved responses
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Who do you think you are?
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Pentagon Hymn, the shores of Tripoli
animation by Mark Fiore

Fighting Words from Rick Perry
satire by Andy Borowitz

Widespread Support for Sending Politicians to Prison for Ninety-Nine Years
satire by Andy Borowitz

Message to ISIS
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Trust Us
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Abuse of Power
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Post-Racial America Alert
animation by Mark Fiore

Billy Dare and the protective flashback
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Military industrial surplus
cartoon by Brian McFadden

It's the excessive force, stupid
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Fear of a black victim
cartoon by Matt Bors

Officer Friendly
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

Echoes of 1967 Detroit riot in Ferguson, Mo. protest
Powerful photos from 2014 and 1967 make you wonder if we've made any progress at all during the past half century.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

That zany George W. Bush takes The Ice Bucket Challenge!
That former President George W. Bush is quite the jokester!

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Democratic rights under attack in Ferguson
Basic rights are under attack in Ferguson, Mo.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

America the police state
When did police officers start to look like commandos?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Military Police
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Media Suppression
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Depression
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Robin Williams
cartoon by Nick Anderson

In the Grip
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Hypocritical much, President Obama?
President Barack Obama needs to remove the log from his eye.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Pinocchio, Inc.
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Outbreaks in America
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Getting burned
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Homespun charm offensive
cartoon by Matt Bors

Press conference
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

John McCain's Bomb It
animation by Mark Fiore

Weapon of Mass Destruction
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Afghan Soldiers
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Surgical Removal
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cease Fire
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Those Central American child immigrants
You say you care for children? Put your money where your mouth is.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

A photo gallery of rather funny signs
Taking photos of funny signs is a hobby of mine.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Injured? Better put Boehner on retainer!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

John Boehner: speaker at law
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Quiz time: First Amendment
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

The Blacklist Pages
cartoon by Matt Bors

Media madness
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Camp Do-Nuttin', recess for Congress
animation by Mark Fiore

Furious at Being Called Crazies, Republicans Sue President
satire by Andy Borowitz

Putin Holds Emergency Meeting of Imaginary Friends
satire by Andy Borowitz

Millions Pay for Rare Opportunity to Hear Sarah Palin Speak
satire by Andy Borowitz

Congress Blocks Obama’s Attempt to Order New Office Supplies
satire by Andy Borowitz

CIA Snoops
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Citizen Militias
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Unintended Consequences
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Iron Dome
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Not Equal: Gaza in over 1000 frames
animation by Mark Fiore

Chagrin Falls: Corporate Sky-Deity Bless America
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

John Kerry's Middle East travel tips
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Sincerely screwed
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Surgeon General's Warning: NYPD
cartoon by Matt Bors

The interview
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

If you're not confused, you're just not thinking clearly
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

The winner of our Obama vs. Putin cartoon caption contest!
Check out the winner of our cartoon caption contest and the funny finalists!

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Impeach Obama?
All this talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is getting old, ain't it?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Obama and Europe are slapping sanctions on Russia
Take that, Russia! And that!

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Rick Perry Orders Dallas Cowboys to Mexican Border
satire by Andy Borowitz

Royal Baby’s First Year Widely Considered Disappointing
satire by Andy Borowitz

Perry Boosts Presidential Stature by Using Troops for No Reason
satire by Andy Borowitz

Nation Apparently Believed in Science at Some Point
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Crisis in Ukraine
A gallery of cartoons on the conflict in Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s rule of Russia by Nick Anderson

Missile Launcher
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Texas National Guard
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Border Politics: a Gallery of Cartoons
cartoon by Nick Anderson

GM Ignition Trouble
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Ukrainian Separatists
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Rick Perry's "Operation Strong Candidate"
animation by Mark Fiore

Terri Lynn Land's troubling campaign finances
Hey, who among us hasn't lost track of $3 million at least once in their lives?

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. Vampire Hunter, Zombie Slayer & more!
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Affordable infrastructure improvements
cartoon by Brian McFadden

1-800-GOON-SQUAD
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

Hobby Lobby joins a cult!
cartoon by Matt Bors

Breaking news
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

The Gaza grip
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

BOEHNER DROPS OBAMA LAWSUIT; SAYS IT WOULD MEAN DOING SOMETHING
satire by Andy Borowitz

CHRISTIE: I WOULD BRING TRAFFIC OVER THE BORDER TO A STANDSTILL
satire by Andy Borowitz

FLEEING IRAQIS RELIEVED THAT CHENEY HAS NO REGRETS ABOUT WAR
satire by Andy Borowitz

HOW TO LOOK SMARTER
satire by Andy Borowitz

CHURCH FOUNDED IN SIXTH CENTURY HAS MORE MODERN VIEWS ON WOMEN THAN SCALIA
satire by Andy Borowitz

SIGHT OF RICK PERRY AT BORDER CONVINCES IMMIGRANTS THAT ANYONE CAN SUCCEED IN AMERICA
satire by Andy Borowitz

The Killing of Innocents
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Cease-Fire
cartoon by Nick Anderson

Bible Stories for Newly Formed and Young Corporations
cartoon by Ruben Bolling

Undocumented fun for undocumented children
cartoon by Brian McFadden

Big box o' poverty
cartoon by Jen Sorensen

It's a corporation!
cartoon by Matt Bors

The very naughty whistleblower
cartoon by Tom Tomorrow

First Class Warfare
cartoon by Matt Wuerker

Ogg & Uck, all washed up
animation by Mark Fiore

How's that privatization working out for ya?
Privatization ain't working out so well for taxpayers in Michigan.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Welcoming Central American child immigrants with open arms
Those protesting the young immigrants crossing the Mexican border could change their tune real quick.

cartoon by Mike Thompson

Could you quit Facebook for 99 days?
A nonprofit group challenges you to quit Facebook for 99 days

cartoon by Mike Thompson

 

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