Global warming is the foreboding thunder in the distance. Ocean acidification is the lightning strike in our front yard, right here, right now.
Elevating the status of women is our best path to peace, justice, and prosperity on a global scale.
Even if you're drawing a cartoon and exaggerating, you want to capture something true about the person.
I always figured that I was one new editor away from unemployment.
I'm skeptical of the 'go local' approach to cartooning to preserve your job.
I've always called myself a journalist who happens to draw. If I wasn't drawing cartoons, I'd be writing stories.
The appalling reality in American politics today is that, when ideology and money mix, truth is a mere inconvenience.
The rap on Obama has been that he is a little too cool and aloof. The rap on Romney may be that he is just plain callous.
Twitter was a mere prototype in 2006; now, many of us have become adept at saying all we have to say in 140 characters.
We need to work for a day when police shootings are rare and not the stuff of our daily news.
A couple of websites I've come across credit the 'New York Times' for reporting that 12,000 women a year are arrested for breastfeeding in public. I could not confirm that number with a quick search, but even 1,200 would be too many - or even 12.
Ah, to be a conservative climate change denier. While real scientists must do all the research and engage in heated debates about just how bad things are going to be, the deniers can rest easy in the bliss of willful ignorance.
Americans rightly, but sometimes excessively, celebrate every person in uniform as a hero, but seldom honor the difficult and often dangerous work being done day after day by members of our diplomatic corps. Warriors capture the popular imagination more easily than peacemakers.
As long as anger, paranoia and misinformation drive our political debate, there are unhinged souls among us who will feel justified in turning to violent remedies for imagined threats.
Experience shows us that most people's votes are based on their biases, not on objective reality. Elections are a collective gut reaction. That any good comes of it at all is the miracle of democracy.
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