2016: A Year to Fear

This strip revisits an earlier cartoon, in which a 1990s couple is warned about future developments. Alas, I don’t have much confidence in the Russia revelations changing anything. If there’s one thing people fear more than dooming the planet, it’s rocking the boat.


  • ACounter

    The election of Donald Trump brings to mind the W.B. Yeats poem “The Second Coming.”
    Fanatic Trumpsters who vent out their hatred, anger, and triumph remind me of the
    “indignant desert birds” of the poem.

    • Jen Sorensen

      Ha yes, I’ve been thinking of the line “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold” a lot lately.

  • Alan Barta

    Billions of YOUR money is spent on elections for candidates you don’t want, whom you don’t elect by popular vote. Can’t find a gooey sweet core to any of this rotten fruit.

  • ThorstenV

    Dubya will in comparison seem like a modest and thoughtful elder statesman who cares deeply about the free press.

    But don’t hold your breath. Next month we will make Jack from “Shining” look just like Mahatma Gandhi.

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.