Please support Stephanie McMillan

January 20, 2010 by  
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As I am trying to do with my proposal to return to Afghanistan, “Minimum Security” cartoonist Stephanie McMillan, who is one of the best political commentators around and certainly the best cartoonist devoted to environmental issues, is trying to raise money to fund her project, which is a children’s book co-authored with the environmental polemicist […]

SYNDICATED COLUMN: David Dinkins Redux

January 19, 2010 by  
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Obama Will Drag Down Democrats in November I’m a bit late, but this is the time of year when pundits issue their predictions for the coming year. Normally I stay out of the political prognostication racket. It’s as thankless as writing for Arianna Huffington. Like when I predicted that Howard Dean had the Democratic nomination […]

Ted Rall on eBay

January 19, 2010 by  
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I’m preparing to list two cool items on eBay. Both are musts for the crazy over-the-top Ted Rall fans…if there are such a thing. The first is a highly limited (under 30 copies), numbered, copy of the rare hardback edition of “Wake Up, You’re Liberal!” (2004). I just found the box under a bunch of […]

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January 19, 2010 by  
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Since my last entry was about abstract and out-there stuff like magic, I thought i’d be down to earth this time. In comics, when you work with another writer (I haven’t done this much, but I know people who do) you get a detailed description of each page and each panel of whatever you’re working […]

New Animated Editorial Cartoon: “Obama Care Made EZ”

January 17, 2010 by  
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It’s here: a new Animated Editorial Cartoon with David Essman sending up the stupidest aspect of Obama’s lame-ass healthcare fiasco: fining people who don’t buy private insurance. Enjoy! ObamaCare Made EZ

New Animated Editorial Cartoon Out Monday

January 16, 2010 by  
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It’s been a while, but David Essman and I are back with a new animated editorial cartoon! “ObamaCare Made E-Z” sends up the more ridiculous aspects of this lame attempt at “reform.” Probably Monday.

Send Me Back to Afghanistan!

January 14, 2010 by  
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I’m trying to raise travel expenses to go back to Afghanistan via Kickstarter. I need $25,000 (covers part of the travel, that’s all). So far, 41 backers have put up $3,355. So I need $21,645 more. My plan is to return to the same places I saw in 2001, now under control of the neo-Taliban, […]

Syndicated Column: “The Haitian Earthquake – Made in USA”

January 14, 2010 by  
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As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S.-controlled state media all carried the same descriptive sentence: “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere…” Gee, I wonder how that happened? You’d think Haiti would be loaded. After all, it made a lot of people rich. How did Haiti […]

Editorial Cartoon: Tax Today, Bailout Tomorrow

January 13, 2010 by  
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Congress might tax bankers…but they probably don’t need to worry.

The Onion puts Geary in top 25 of decade

January 13, 2010 by  
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Specifically, they rave about his Mystery of Mary Rogers Book: “Roughly once a year throughout the ’00s, Rick Geary delivered another of his carefully researched, beautifully drawn “Treasury Of Victorian Murder” books (or lately, “Treasury Of XXth-Century Murder”). All are essential reading for comics fans and history buffs alike, but The Mystery Of Mary Rogers […]