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Archive for November, 2012

Shoppers Go Wild For Walmart Strike

I guess I could have had the shopper trampling a bunch of Walmart managers to help the cashier, but given the news about the Walmart security officer who apparently killed a shoplifter with a chokehold, I didn’t want to make light of Black Friday-related violence. Personally, I find staying home and working instead of going shopping on Black Friday to be the best way to save money.


Unclear on the Contraception

This notion that birth control pills are now “free,” as Romney claimed in his conference call to donors, needs to end. They are now simply covered by health insurance, which many of us pay for via hefty monthly premiums. We’re actually getting something for our money. Imagine that!


AlterNet Launches Comic Section

Some very cool news: AlterNet has begun publishing political cartoons, and today is my debut on the site. Check it out! And if you’re feeling spunky, share or leave a comment.


Post-Election Chitchat

Romney was roundly mocked when he insulted 47% of the country, yet that didn’t stop Bill O’Reilly from saying that half the country voted for Obama because they wanted stuff and things. Perhaps it’s time O’Reilly directed his crusade against laziness toward his own intellect.


This week’s cartoon: “Incorporate the vote!”

Still absorbing the amazingness of Election Night as I type this. I keep thinking of the contrast with 2004, when Bush and Cheney swiftboated their way to a second term, and how none of this seemed possible then. But as we celebrate, let’s not forget the grave threat posed by big money in politics. Yes, we beat the Koch Brothers and Adelson and corporate dark money this time. But really, this race should not have been even remotely close. Four years after Republicans and Wall Street left the country in ruins, we nearly elected a private equity shark who dismissed half the country as leeches. That’s screwed up. Money talked, and it confused a lot of people. Fortunately, the messenger was often Donald Trump, but he won’t always be around.


Fair Pay Poster

Here’s the latest in my series for the National Women’s Law Center.

Printable version here. You can share on Facebook here.


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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