Cartoons

20November

A Message from the Health Insurers of America

After Obama announced his temporary fix to the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance companies were up in arms about how this would destabilize the market and cause people's premiums to rise.  Um, when was the last time the health insurance biz cared so much about raising premiums?  Methinks there are other motives at work.  This week's cartoon is a little reminder of health insurers' favorite refrain.
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13November

Right-WingLandia

Maybe it was just a clever marketing ploy by Nickelodeon, but there was a recent episode of SpongeBob SquarePants that got conservative news types all atwitter.  Turns out, SpongeBob was to get fired, be tempted by the wonders of unemployment and the social safety net, but in the end, realize that good old fashioned hard work was his salvation.
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06November

Li'l NSA Spy Kit

Every week, and sometimes every day, there is a new revelation about the shady practices of the NSA.  After the news broke that the spy agency targeted thirty-five heads of state, not to mention the head of the UN, General Keith Alexander and Obama were on the defensive again and the cartoon ideas were frolicking in my head.
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30October

America's Bestest Idea


Remember when health care and websites used to be boring?  Not anymore!  The glitchy federal health exchange site, Healthcare.gov, has been at the top of the news for a couple weeks.  But there's more to this story than just some programming glitches.
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23October

National Website Disaster

Sure, there are some problems with the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare.gov is apparently a mess, but at least health care reform doesn't have slavery as a key flaw.  What if we cancelled our American experiment with Democracy because of some good old fashioned flaws like slavery and lack of technological know how?
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