Panic in the Real Economy
Last week’s stock market turmoil here and in China threw the financial infotainment shows into a tizzy. If only they covered the financial drama unfolding in regular homes across the country with the same level of enthusiasm. Gas and oil prices are really low right now. In a sane world, this […]

Panic in the Real Economy


Anti-Immigrant Stupor
With Trump leading Republican polls with a full-blown racist nationalist platform of slurs and insults, the rest of the field is following his lead and it’s ugly. Stripped of the dog whistles and coded language employed by Republicans for decades, the hatefulness of that party toward immigrants is now obvious to anyone, […]

The G.O.P.’s Anti-Immigrant Stupor


The Sugar Water Workout
A story in last week’s NYTimes revealed how Coca-Cola funds scientists who tout exercise while downplaying the role calorie consumption has on health. The amount of exercise you’d have to do to burn the empty calories in sugary sodas is a lot more than simply cutting sugar water out of your diet. Soda’s […]

The Sugar Water Workout



Cut from the Clean Power Plan
Last week President Obama and the E.P.A. revealed the final rules of their Clean Power Plan that finally attempts to set limits on our suicidal consumption of carbon and other greenhouse gases. They mostly require individual states to reach emission reduction targets by 2030. These rules will be challenged for years […]

Cut from the E.P.A.’s Clean Power Plan


Merit Badges for Modern Times
The Boy Scouts finally lifted their ban on gay scout leaders. Church affiliated troops are still allowed to discriminate as much as they please, for freedom. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Merit Badges for Modern Times


Stunts for the Spotlight
The election is still very far away, and Donald Trump is sucking up all the media oxygen from every other candidate. He’s also leading the Republican field in the polls, which is hilarious. Claims that Trump is more extreme than his peers are untrue. He’s just not using the dog whistles and Luntz-speak […]

G.O.P. Stunts for the Spotlight



The Side Effects of Diplomacy
There’s finally a nuclear agreement with Iran, and of course it’s not going over so well with the warmonger set. The only alternative to this deal is another war. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or incredibly dumb. To claim a better deal was possible is to ignore that China and […]

The Side Effects of Diplomacy


Troubleshooting Wall Street
A glitch shut down the NYSE for a couple hours last week. I’m sure it was traumatic for the obscenely wealthy to watch as their capital gains temporarily sat idle. Read the comic at the New York Times.

Troubleshooting Wall Street


Preview of Our Newest Characters
I’m not going to San Diego Comic Con, but I’m hosting my own panel online, previewing a whole slate of new characters that may or may not appear in future comics. Hopefully Marvel buys the rights and beats these franchises into the ground so I can retire and not have to […]

A Preview of Our Newest Characters



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