An unethical relationship in Washington

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is tonight; watch the ridiculous event live on C-span.04232015imageSM

(Click image for full cartoon at the Washington Post)

Garry Trudeau’s dangerous logic about Charlie Hebdo

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Hillary to announce her 2016 presidential run

The Guardian reports:

“The former secretary of state is scheduled to declare her second run for president on Twitter at noon eastern time on Sunday, the source told the Guardian, followed by a video and email announcement, then a series of conference calls mapping out a blitzkrieg tour beginning in Iowa and looking ahead to more early primary states.”Hillary&BillSM

Looking back at the GW Bush presidency

I just returned from participating on a cartoonists panel looking back at the George W Bush presidency at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY.  Our moderator was Roslyn Mazer, a great supporter of cartoonists’ free speech rights who represented the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in an amicus brief for the famous Hustler v Falwell case  in 1987.  The other cartoonists on the panel were Mike Peters from the Dayton Daily News, Steve Breen from the San Diego Times Union-Tribune, and Mike Luckovich from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  It’s always fun to get together with my colleagues and this particular group had me laughing most of the time.  Especially Mike Peters.  The evening before our panel Roslyn herded us to a local Italian restaurant (think The Sopranos) and watching Mike interact with our waiter was priceless.

The next day while we waited in the hospitality room before our panel I mentioned to Mike that the former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden was sitting over at the next table. Without missing a beat Mike rushed over to his table, introduced himself, and proceeded to ask the creator of the NSA warrantless surveillance program  to “just forget” hearing that obscene phone call he had with his wife.MikePeters&HaydenSM

A sketch from another panel at the Hofstra presidential conference, “The Constitution, Executive Power and National Security Post-9/11.  If you put everything Michael Hayden said during the discussion into one sentence it would be: The Obama administration is doing the same bad stuff we did.  HaydenPanelSketch

Hillary is digging herself out of 2016 race

An animated gif from my Washington Post blog (click image for link):


Another Bush presidency?

Former governor Jeb Bush gave a foreign policy speech yesterday in Chicago where he tried to distance himself from his brother George’s administration.  In case you’ve forgotten what a disaster the last Bush presidency was, take a look at this.

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