Tag Archives: Elephants

Every Lie is Sacred

In a little-noticed ruling issued concurrent to the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Stolen Valor Act, which made it a crime to lie about having served in the military. Which made me think, (a) who’d want to admit they were in the military if they had been, much less brag about it if they hadn’t, and (b) politicians must be grateful now that their favorite activity–€”lying–€”has been deemed worthy of First Amendment protection.

Editorial Cartoonists at Home

A new blog, badcartoonist.com, has sparked controversy and discussion among editorial cartoons over what constitutes good and bad editorial cartooning. Those of us who draw in modern, post-MacNelly styles don’t understand how the brains of retro cartoonists work.