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Learning standard: Comprehending and evaluating the content and artistic aspects of oral and visual presentations.

Grade Level: Middle grades and up.

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GOP leaders run from Palin proposal -- 07/21/14
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Wealthy politicians out of touch? -- 07/07/14
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Playing the blame game over Iraq -- 06/23/14
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Climate triggers a monster debate -- 06/09/14
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Classic quotes help tell of VA woes -- 05/26/14
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Botched execution brings notoriety -- 05/12/14
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Drawing a different message from news -- 04/28/14
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Climate warnings grow more dire -- 04/14/14
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Americans experience Russia deja vu -- 03/31/14
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Missing plane is a global mystery -- 03/17/14
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Proposed military cuts stir debate -- 03/03/14
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Olympic spying stirs controversy -- 02/17/14
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Obama strategy: Go around Congress -- 02/03/14
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Russia locks down Olympic security -- 01/20/14
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Data thieves target holiday shoppers -- 01/06/14
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Is Amazon's drone plan just hot air? -- 12/09/13
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Borrowing a classic for a new message -- 11/25/13
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Is it OK to use religious images? -- 11/11/13
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Similar images, different messages -- 10/28/13
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Cartoons dress up for Halloween -- 10/14/13
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Can the mentally ill easily get guns? -- 09/30/13
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'World policeman' finds little support -- 09/16/13
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King's dream and voting rights -- 09/02/13
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Rating Congress and cockroaches -- 08/19/13
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Is much of our future set at birth? -- 08/05/13
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Stores see fat sales of Twinkies -- 07/22/13
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Using pop culture to make a point -- 07/08/13
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Dangers of unintended consequences -- 06/24/13
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Is NSA watching every step you take? -- 06/10/13
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Effort to stop leaks targets reporters -- 05/27/13
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Disasters put focus on regulations -- 05/13/13
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Terror reporting or terrible reporting? -- 04/29/13
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North Korea's Kim plays a crazy game -- 04/15/13
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March runs from hot 2012 to cold 2013 -- 04/01/13
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BIG debate over health and freedom -- 03/18/13
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Stalemates sink our opinions of leaders -- 03/04/13
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North Korea blasts a defiant message -- 02/18/13
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Poking fun at Valentine's Day hype -- 02/04/13
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Kids are drawn into gun control debate -- 01/21/13
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Taking liberties with someone else's art -- 01/07/13
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Republicans reconsider the 'pledge' -- 12/10/12
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Why do we obsess about Twinkies? -- 11/26/12
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What is this cliff we're heading for? -- 11/12/12
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Make a connection to make a point -- 10/29/12
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Is Big Bird's budget bite too big? -- 10/15/12
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Are candidate gaffes important? -- 10/01/12
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Arab Spring brings bitter blooms -- 09/17/12
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What's the point of conventions? -- 09/03/12
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Back to school in a connected age -- 08/20/12
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Romney has a tough time overseas -- 08/06/12
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U.S. drought is worst in half century -- 07/23/12
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Romneycare versus Obamacare -- 07/09/12
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President OKs the 'kill list' for drones -- 06/18/12
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Tipping point: Minority births top 50% -- 06/04/12
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Romney 'takes credit' for auto recovery -- 05/21/12
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Bin Laden raid anniversary spurs barbs -- 05/07/12
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Missiles cast nuclear shadow over Asia -- 04/23/12
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Titanic: Master of disaster for 100 years -- 04/09/12
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Law targeted after shooting death -- 03/26/12
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Causes and effects of gas prices -- 03/12/12
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Do long campaigns tire out voters? -- 02/27/12
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How long will the Facebook jackpot last? -- 02/13/12
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When it gets close, politics gets rough -- 01/30/12
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Super PACs are political superpowers -- 01/16/12
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World talks with a Hollywood accent -- 01/02/12
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The GOP frontrunner draws the fire -- 12/12/11
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Super committee is a super failure -- 11/28/11
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Changing the definition of poverty -- 11/14/11
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Troops leaving Iraq after 9 years -- 10/31/11
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Economy makes Halloween scary -- 10/17/11
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Trading shots over 'class warfare' -- 10/03/11
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Using a common literary reference -- 09/19/11
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Standing up for a colleague -- 09/05/11
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Addicted to spending -- 08/08/11
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Cut, Cap, Cliché! -- 07/25/11
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Mixed metaphor: A Sisyphean golfer -- 07/11/11
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Corporate profits vs. jobs -- 06/20/11
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Grinding to a halt, again -- 06/06/11
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Dinosaur Metaphors -- 05/23/11
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Graduating to a different problem -- 05/09/11
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2011 Pulitzer Prize: Mike Keefe -- 04/25/11
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Unemployment that just won't quit -- 04/11/11
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Safety vs. energy -- 03/28/11
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Sunshine Week: A bright idea -- 03/14/11
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Gas pains . . . Again -- 02/28/11
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Defining a revolution with symbols -- 02/14/11
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Obama's baggage -- 01/31/11
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Taking aim at the Tucson shootings -- 01/17/11
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What's next for us in 2011? -- 01/03/11
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Leaks & Gossip -- 12/13/10
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Doves, Flags & Bombs -- 11/29/10
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Doing the Hopey-Changey! -- 11/15/10
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After the midterm election, then what? -- 11/01/10
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Laying blame for the economy -- 10/18/10
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The angry election -- 10/04/10
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Exploring the issues dogging the Democrats -- 09/20/10
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Tooning into Constitution Day 2010 -- 09/06/10
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Mosque debate: Intolerance vs. insensitivity -- 08/23/10
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Losing patience with The Recovery -- 08/09/10
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Drawing the line on Financial Reform -- 07/26/10
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The Internet continues to change the game -- 07/12/10
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What does the government do right? -- 06/21/10
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Dems and dat dang debt -- 06/07/10
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Oil Spill Perspectives -- 05/24/10
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Borrowing from the Greek debt -- 05/10/10
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Metaphors in cartoons: Spinning off of Eyjafjallajökul -- 04/26/10
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You've got mail! (Unless it's Saturday) -- 04/12/10
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Google vs. China -- 03/29/10
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Sunshine Week: Shine the light on your government -- 03/15/10
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Is a bipartisan reconciliation filibuster healthy? -- 03/01/10
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The Economic Paradox -- 02/15/10
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Tooning into History: McCarthyism at 60 -- 02/01/10
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Cartoons that make you think, not laugh -- 01/18/10
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Sarcasm, irony, satire -- 01/04/10
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Hoping for answers -- 12/14/09
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Drawing a bead on the climate-change debate -- 11/30/09
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Interpreting the 'Tank Man' symbol -- 11/16/09
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How about a bailout for ailing newspapers -- 11/02/09
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Tooning into History: Herblock at 100 -- 10/19/09
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Drawing a bead on distracted drivers -- 10/05/09
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Drawing the line on lies -- 09/21/09
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Teaming up on health care? -- 09/07/09
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Tooning into History: Berryman, Roosevelt and the Teddy Bear -- 08/24/09
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Cash for Clunkers -- 08/10/09
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Visual idiom: A Lame Duck -- 07/26/09
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Stimulating Symbolism -- 07/13/09
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The Octopus as symbol -- 06/22/09
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Government Motors -- 06/08/09
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Ending the free ride -- 05/25/09
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Ok, what's the next crisis? -- 05/11/09
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Celebrating John Q. Public -- 04/27/09
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Recession puts our patience to the test -- 04/13/09
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So, are these the end times? -- 03/30/09
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What's replacing our newspapers? -- 03/16/09
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Can we bank on it? -- 03/02/09
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Drawing a bead on the Wall Street rats -- 02/16/09
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Great Expectations -- 02/02/09
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Vanishing newspapers -- 01/19/09
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Stand by for regime change -- 01/05/09
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Prorogue? Oh, Canada! -- 12/22/08
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Geographic Inspiration -- 12/08/08
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Sisyphusian bailouts: The auto industry -- 11/24/08
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Tooning into the Election: Campaign Echoes -- 11/10/08
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Tooning into the Election: Turnout or burnout? -- 10/27/08
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Visual Allegory: Tooning into the banking crisis -- 10/13/08
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Explaining the financial market meltdown
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Tooning into the Constitution: Celebrating the 19th Amendment -- 09/15/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: The Veepstakes! -- 09/01/08
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Tooning into the Economy: Ever heard of 'Stagflation?' -- 08/18/08
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Tooning into the Issues: Conserve more or drill more? -- 08/04/08
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Satire or Misfire? The New Yorker Cover -- 07/21/08
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Tooning into everyday themes -- 07/07/08
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China, Tibet and the Olympics -- 06/23/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: Charisma vs. Experience -- 06/09/08
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Inspiration from a classic -- 05/26/08
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Comparing democracies: Election in Zimbabwe -- 05/12/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: Epic battle rages on -- 04/28/08
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Olympics & Politics: Let the Games begin -- 04/14/08
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The Market Roller Coaster -- 03/31/08
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Sunshine Week: Drawing attention to government secrecy -- 03/17/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: Invasion of the Superdelegates -- 03/03/08
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Pakistan, Russia, Venezuela: Free vs. phony elections -- 02/18/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: How do YOU judge a candidate? -- 02/04/08
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Tooning into the Campaign: Politics of Change -- 01/21/08
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Drawing attention to human rights -- 01/07/08
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Tooning into the campaign: All eyes on Iowa -- 12/17/07
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Tooning into the campaign: Fund raising -- 12/03/07
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Tooning into the issues: Campaigns and gas pains -- 11/19/07
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Tooning into the issues: Political dynasties -- 11/05/07
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Why are cartoonists vital to democracy? -- 10/22/07
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Tooning into the issues: Entitlements -- 10/08/07
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Visual irony: The Patriot Act -- 09/24/07
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Tooning into the Constitution: Defending your freedoms -- 09/10/07
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Reading for meaning: The Bonds Asterisk -- 08/27/07
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Tooning into the candidates: Fred Thompson -- 08/13/07
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Tooning into the Candidates: Michael Bloomberg -- 07/30/07
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Tooning into the candidates: Barack Obama -- 07/16/07
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Tooning into the Candidates: Rudy Giuliani -- 07/02/07
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Tooning into the candidates: Mitt Romney -- 06/18/07
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Tooning into the candidates: Hillary Clinton -- 06/04/07
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Tooning into the candidates: John Edwards -- 05/21/07
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Tooning into the candidates: John McCain -- 05/07/07
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Animations help win the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Cartooning -- 04/23/07
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Money & Politics: A history lesson -- 04/09/07
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Toon-o-matic for teachers and students debuts online -- 03/26/07
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Sunshine Week: Spotlighting government secrecy -- 03/12/07
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Taking swipes at the auto industry -- 02/26/07
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Tooning into a media frenzy -- 02/12/07
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Obama: A study in early caricatures -- 01/29/07
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Welcoming the new congress in cartoons -- 01/15/07
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Alternative approaches -- 01/01/07
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"If you're not doing anything wrong, you need not worry" -- 12/11/06
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A racist tirade spotlights the N-word -- 11/27/06
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Donkeys, Elephants and Elections -- 11/13/06
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An educated electorate (?) takes its mid-term -- 10/30/06
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For politicians, re-election is Job 1! -- 10/16/06
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Defining the Separation of Powers -- 10/02/06
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Conflicting Constitutional Views -- 09/18/06
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Liberty vs. Security -- 09/04/06
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Tooning into the Cosmos -- 08/21/06
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A parody of broken promises -- 08/07/06
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Drawing a familiar analogy -- 07/24/06
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The Borgman Challenge -- 07/10/06
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How Matt Davies carries a toon -- 07/03/06
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Al Gore heats up a debate -- 06/19/06
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Drawing English into the spotlight -- 06/05/06
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Government snooping: Different views -- 05/22/06
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The making of an editorial cartoon -- 05/08/06
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May Day for Immigration debate -- 04/24/06
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Xenophobia -- 04/10/06
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The First Amendment? D'oh! -- 03/27/06
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The right to know vs. government secrecy -- 03/13/06
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Social issues: Taking on tobacco -- 02/27/06
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Freedom of Speech vs. respect for religion -- 02/13/06
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Hamas and the pitfalls of democratic elections -- 01/30/06
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Defining economics visually -- 01/16/06
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Celebrating Ben Franklin’s cartoon contribution -- 01/02/06
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Support your LOCAL cartoonist -- 12/12/05
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College as concept -- 11/28/05
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Fat Cats living high off the hog -- 11/14/05
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Ebony and Ivory Revisited -- 10/31/05
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Unhealthy outlook -- 10/17/05
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Gas Pains? Been there, Done that! -- 10/03/05
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Constitutional Battleground: The Supreme Court -- 09/19/05
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Catastrophe Cartoons -- 09/05/05
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Strangled by Special Interests -- 08/22/05
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Visual cliches -- 08/08/05
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Why is Freedom of Speech a burning issue? -- 07/25/05
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Loaded with symbols -- 07/11/05
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Drawing on a familiar icon -- 06/27/05
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With apologies
to . . . -- 06/13/05
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Putting a face on our fears -- 05/30/05
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Humor helps hammer a point home -- 05/16/05
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Wartime censorship -- 05/02/05
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Freedom is not universal -- 04/18/05
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Toons as tributes -- 04/04/05
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A call to action -- 03/21/05
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Saying it without words -- 03/07/05
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Even Canada toons out as NHL ices season -- 02/21/05
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Dark Laughter -- 02/07/05
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Explaining Social Security with a metaphor -- 01/24/05
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Tackling tort reform -- 01/10/05
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Cartoons and Culture -- 12/27/04
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Seasonal Symbols -- 12/13/04
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The competition of ideas -- 11/29/04
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Keep current through a cartoonist's commentary -- 11/15/04
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Tooning in the turnout -- 11/01/04
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Caricaturing a campaign's final innings -- 10/18/04
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Now that's debatable! -- 10/04/04
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Attacking all those attack ads -- 09/20/04
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Learning to interpret a convention -- 09/06/04
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Drawing attention to Sudan -- 08/23/04
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Tooning into The Games -- 08/09/04
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Unconventional approach -- 07/26/04
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Comforting the afflicted -- 07/12/04
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Fine tooning a candidate's message -- 06/28/04
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Timely vs. Timeless -- 06/14/04
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The many faces of Uncle Sam -- 05/31/04
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Drawing Inspiration -- 05/17/04
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B.D. brings the war home -- 05/03/04
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Face Time -- 04/19/04
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Nothing is more patriotic than social criticism -- 04/05/04
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Taking a Stand -- 03/22/04
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Draw your own conclusions -- 03/08/04
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Don't get it? You're not alone -- 02/23/04
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Symbolism: Peace -- 02/09/04
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Literary Allusion vs. Pop Culture -- 01/26/04
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Primary Targets -- 01/12/04
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Drawn to Freedom -- 12/22/03
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When Women Toon In -- 12/08/03
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The Political Dr. Seuss -- 11/24/03
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Bushwacked! -- 11/10/03
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From Toons to Icons -- 10/27/03
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Party Animals -- 09/29/03
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9/11 Revisited -- 09/11/03
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Drawing the Line -- 09/01/03
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