The hot weather continues, Romney tries to ignore his baby and it's the 65th anniversary of aliens at Roswell. Here is our afternoon round-up of cartoons to get you caught up on what's happening in the news...
Today, the Republican-led House is set to vote on repealing President Obama's Affordable Care Act... again. Over the past year and a half, the House has taken 30 floor votes to try to repeal, defund or dismantle the health care law, so this isn't anything new.
Here are five cartoons about the GOP's latest attempt to repeal 'Obamacare'. What do you think? Comment below, or drop us a note on our Facebook page.
It's funny to think we're in the year 2012, and still talking about the Bush tax cuts. Obama wants to keep the tax cuts in place for everyone making less than $250,000 a year, while Republicans want to extend them all for at least another year.
Didn't we already go through this same battle last year? Oh well, check out what our cartoonists think in our new Bush Tax Cuts cartoon slideshow.
The rich cry over spilled milk, things heat up for global warming denialists and people are faced with a difficult health care choice. Here is our morning round-up of cartoons to get you caught up on what's happening in the news...
President Obama is calling for a one-year extension of the Bush tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year. Don’t expect the President to be able to sway Republicans in Congress, who continue to argue that the Bush tax cuts should be extended for everyone, including higher earners.
Here are what a handful of our cartoonists think about the Bush tax cuts…
The House Republicans have scheduled a meaningless vote on Wednesday to vent their anger at Obamacare, yet again. I thought I would draw a giant GOP elephant pooping in a pop-top Capitol toilet. It seemed appropriate.
I worried a bit about how to draw the Capitol as a pop-top toilet, particularly when the Capitol dome would need to be the toilet and the elephant would obscure much of the building. My solution was to pay little regard to the rules of perspective and just go with it – if people don’t get that the Capitol dome is hinged to the back of the toilet tank, well, it’s close enough.
I’ve gotten away from posting my sketches here and I’ve had a couple of requests to do it again, so here’s the rough pencil sketch.
Here is the finished line art. This is how most people will see the drawing in the newspapers that still typically print the editorial pages in black and white.
And here it is in color. Newspaper editors don’t like cartoons with potty themes; I’m not sure how much this one will be reprinted.
Scientists ended nearly a half-century of speculation this week as physicists discovered a new subatomic particle that they theorize gives mass to everything in the universe.
If you're depending on getting your science news from cartoonists, you're out of luck. Try msnbc.com's coverage instead. But if you want to check out some funny cartoons about the Higgs boson, you're in the right place...
Another month, another bad jobs report. June's disappointing numbers confirm everyones suspicion that the economy is struggling, and in most cases failing, to put enough people back to work.
Our cartoonists react to the dour news in our new Bad jobs report cartoon slideshow.
Every Friday, we collect the best political cartoons of the week and stuff them into one big, glorious slideshow.
So just relax and catch up on a week’s worth of news with our Best Cartoons of the Week slideshow.
Could this be the worst heat wave ever? In Washington, D.C., the temperature has reached 95 degreed for eight straight days - tying records set in 2002, 1993, and 1987. In the midwest, the heat has been so intense that roads have been buckling under the relentless sun, and many are still without power a week after a storm knocked down trees and power lines.
I can't help keep you cool, but I can make the heat more bearable with our new Heatwave cartoon slideshow.
It's funny what one ruling will do to a man's reputation. For Chief Justice John Roberts (view all our cartoons about Roberts here), siding with the more liberal members of the Supreme Court on Obamacare suddently turned the conservative judge into the devil as far as many Republicans are concerned...
Meanwhile, Democrats suddenly forgot about their previous criticisms over Roberts and a conservative court run amok, and began praising the Chief Justice as a modern day Earl Warren…
I was reminded of this dichotomy looking back at some old cartoons from my archive. Here’s one I drew about Roberts donating his time to help a gay rights case…
On the flip side, here’s a cartoon I drew about his vague views on abortion, compared to his wife’s public commitment to the anti-abortion movement…
Andy Griffith, known to most as "America's Favorite Sheriff," died this morning at his North Carolina home. He was 86.
While Griffith had a long and varied career in everything from radios to movies and music, it was his role of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the hugely popular "The Andy Griffith Show" that most will remember the charismatic actor for.
Here are some cartoons from our stable of cartoonists remembering Griffith:
Happy Independence Day! Regardless of the heat, it's time to light up the grill, sit back and celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our wonderful country.
To get in a patriotic mood, check out our new Fourth of July cartoon slideshow!
Political cartoonists don’t like to draw cartoons about celebrities. In most cases, they view it as tabloid trash and unworthy of the coverage they give to issues like health care reform and immigration. But readers love the bizarre lives celebrities live, and with Tom Cruise suddenly in the midst of his third divorce, our extraordinary caricaturist Taylor Jones (who I syndicate through Cagle Cartoons) drew this funny cartoon featuring Cruise and all his previous wives:
Taylor e-mailed me his thoughts about drawing Cruise:
Despite his extreme looks and extreme goofiness, Tom Cruise is easy to caricature. Sometimes, bizarre looks and behavior can hinder caricature because little is left to the imagination. That’s why I rarely draw comedians. What can one do to, say, Jim Carrey’s face, that he hasn’t already done to himself? But with Tom Cruise, here’s a dashing fellow — but one with buck teeth and a major schnoz. And those crazed, maniacal eyes just scream, “Don’t mess with me! I’m a Scientologist!”
Here’s a classic Cruise caricature by Taylor:
Florida Governor Rick Scott refuses to implement Obamacare, the religious right reacts to the Supreme Court's ruling and it is hot out there! Here is our afternoon round-up of cartoons to get you caught up on what's happening in the news...
Since last week's Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, critics have assailed President Obama for misrepresenting his health care legislation by claiming it's not a tax. Some of these statements, like Obamacare being the largest tax in the history of the world, can be easily dismissed.
The rest are left for us to debate. Here are some cartoons weighing in on the tax question. What's your opinion? Comment below, or drop us a note on our Facebook page.