2015's Summer Blockbusters
I have yet to see any of this year’s big summer movies, but I will be attending a theatrical re-release of Jaws this weekend. I guess that’s what happens when you age out of Hollywood’s beloved 18-35 demographic. The Supreme Court’s term was an historic one and I’m surprisingly happy with how […]

2015’s Summer Blockbusters


Our National Conversations
After every tragedy, we engage in a “national conversation” about how we can prevent it from happening again. That usually devolves into partisan bickering before any significant change happens. Maybe this time will be different. And maybe one day Lucy will let Charlie Brown kick that football. Read the comic at the […]

Our National Conversations


Mission Creep Techniques
We’re sending more troops to Iraq! That always ends well. I’ve been drawing cartoons on that same subject for my entire career. Not sure how long I can continue without repeating myself, but perhaps that repetition’s a necessary counterargument to the geniuses who keep insisting military interventions in the Middle […]

Mission Creep Techniques



The 2016 Campaign Carnival
I’ve ignored it for as long as I could, but after a month of official campaign announcements, plus Jeb’s non-announcements due to fundraising shenanigans, I’ve done a cartoon about the election that will not end. I like Bernie Sanders. If years of following our terrible, corrupt election process hadn’t made me a […]

The 2016 Campaign Carnival


America's Top Sports Cop
Like most Americans, my interest in soccer peaked with youth soccer (Go BYSA!) and only returns during the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments. But anyone with a passing interest in the game can tell FIFA is terribly corrupt. Last week’s FIFA arrests were surprising and long overdue. Awarding the 2022 World […]

America’s Top Sports Cop


Urgent Government Recalls
The massive recall of cars with exploding airbags got me thinking about other things that are deadly and/or dangerous either by design or neglect. The recall of the Patriot Act, or at least the sunset of its most pernicious sections, looks like it could really happen, thanks to Mitch McConnell being incredibly […]

Urgent Government Recalls



A Marathon of Appeals
The younger Boston Marathon bomber was sentenced to death on Friday. There will be victim impact statements this week, and then the appeals process begins which will drag on until I am old. I don’t support the death penalty, even for shitty humans like Tsarnaev, and the majority of my neighbors […]

A Marathon of Appeals


Rapidly Rising Faiths
A Pew survey came out last week showing that the ranks of Christians are declining in America, while the unaffiliated and other faiths are growing. Of course Christianity will remain a super-majority in the U.S. for decades to come, but it offers some hope that in the distant future, the […]

America’s Rapidly Rising Faiths


Reality-Based Conspiracies
The Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory is a doozy. If you’ve managed to escape the insanity, Jen Sorensen has a great overview. I’m fascinated with conspiracy theories the same way I’m interested in cryptids. I know they’re garbage, but it’s still fun to see the mental gymnastics the true-believers do […]

Reality-Based Conspiracies



Cryptids on the Campaign Trail
Ugh, this election. Everyone’s entering the race and they are terrible. At least Bernie Sanders seems cool enough to make the Democratic primaries somewhat watchable. I’m more interested in cryptozoology. It’s trash, but fascinating trash. One cryptid I wanted to include was the Pukwudgie, which was said to roam the […]

Cryptids on the Campaign Trail


A Tale of Two Baltimores
Following the murder of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted into protests and the national media came running. Burning police cars and riot squads storming the streets are much better for ratings than lengthy explanations of the physical and economic violence that has been inflicted on its citizens for decades. I’m not going to pretend […]

A Tale of Two Baltimores


Trans-Pacific Speculation
The portions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that have been leaked show that it’s a giveaway to corporate interests. Only legislators and lobbyists have seen the whole thing, and most of them want to “fast-track” it to prevent amendments and keep the pesky public from commenting on its terribleness. If the minutiae of trade deals […]

Trans-Pacific Speculation