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07May

Creative Execution

I would still be opposed to the death penalty if we executed prisoners by tickling them to death.  Now, thanks to Oklahoma's governor rushing an execution, more people now know that "lethal injection" is not as neat and civilized as it sounds, regardless of what you think about the death penalty.  After the recent botched execution of Clayton Lockett, we're learning more about what goes into a condemned person's veins and how it gets there.
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30April

NRA Hypnosis

I had already been planning on cartooning the National Rifle Association's ridiculous annual meeting when my nephew's unarmed friend got killed in what is shaping up to be another "Stand Your Ground" case.  The circumstances surrounding this shooting may make things a little more difficult for the shooter, who was basically laying in wait to murder someone.  The shooter's defense attorney has already said his client is going to use a Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground defense.
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23April

Cliven Bundy's Home on the Range

In case you haven't heard about cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada, he's the guy who has become the latest anti-gub'mint celebrity for the libertarian gun crowd.  Ol' Cliven Bundy and I have a lot in common.  (Except for the backwards racist part.)  Both our families homesteaded in the West and started cattle ranches.
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16April

George W. Bush's Art of Legacy

Really?  George W. Bush is having an art show at his presidential library featuring his painted portraits of many of the big important people who he met during his presidency?  Okay, I just couldn't resist this one.  He's capturing emotion!  He's showing Putin's personality!  Look!  He painted a cuddly duck for his grandchild!  (Cartoon not necessary for that one.)  He's trying to paint his way to a nice cuddly legacy.
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09April

United States of John Roberts

First, there was Citizens United.  Now, with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the McCutcheon case, our nation's campaign finance laws have been "eviscerated," in the words of the dissenting justices.  Cashocracy, here we come!
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