Jack Ohman has been the editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian since 1983.
■Class discussion: Today you're the political cartoonist. What's the hot topic of the day? What symbols do you need to create a visual shorthand to describe the issue to your readers? (For example, a car for something on the auto industry, a doctor for health care, etc.) What's your opinion on that topic? How would you get your point across visually? Find the Cartoons for the Classroom project on this website and try some of the Blank Cartoons to practice interpreting political cartoons.