Punditspew: ISIS edition

The right-wing media has been having a field day over a State Department spokeswoman’s suggestion that merely killing ISIS isn’t going to solve the problem — that we also need to look at underlying causes of why some are drawn to terrorism. She was clearly suggesting that having decent jobs might prevent people from becoming terrorists. You can agree or disagree with this point, but it is dishonest and patently absurd to say that she is advocating jobs for violent jihadis.


  • Benjamin Schwab

    Could perhaps some of these underling problems be that we are killing Muslims in part because they are Muslims?

  • Alan Barta

    The McLaughlin Group…


    We are not the world’s police, John. Clueless.

  • HighArka

    I thought everyone had figured out by now that ISIS exists because Obama armed Syrian rebels in an attempt to overthrow the Assad government, after Europe refused to back his plan to invade another country…has that already slipped into the memory hole?

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-published political cartoonist. She is a 2017 Pulitzer Finalist and recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.