"Paul Szep's pen is the editorial equivalent of a cruise missile" Matt Lauer, host of NBC's "Today Show"
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and chief editorial cartoonist at The Boston Globe from 1967 – 2001, Paul Szep has been described as a pioneering cartoonist with “scathing wit and a drawing style that turns editorial cartoons into pieces of art.” Awards include the international Thomas Nast Prize, two Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi prizes, a National Headliner Award and National Cartoonists Society awards for editorial and sport cartooning. He has also been a contributor to Golf Digest, authored a handful of books and is a Harvard University Fellow.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
President Obama’s new deficit-fighting plan would require Americans earning more than $1 million a year to pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class households, delivering $3.2 trillion in budget savings over the next decade. Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the plan amounted to “class warfare”.
President Obama’s much-anticipated jobs plan unveiled on Sept. 8 carried echoes of the New Deal work-relief programs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration in the 1930s. He spoke of public works construction to stimulate the economy and spur future investment. He proposed $90 billion to renovate schools, repair bridges and roads and to fund an infrastructure bank. [...]
Eccentric. Unpragmatic. Quixotic. Those are the kinder words tossed around recently to describe Texas Congressman Ron Paul, whose libertarian campaign kicked off a new nationwide initiative on Sept. 8 to organize and mobilize young voters, a group that offered him strong support four years ago. The Boston Globe’s Garrett Quinn says he now has a [...]
In a much-anticipated and hotly hyped address on Sept. 8, President Barack Obama expects to outline proposals to revive the flat-lining U.S. economy, in part by renewing an existing payroll tax cut, new spending on school renovation and job training
Rick Perry’s book, “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington”, may come back to haunt him. Released on Nov. 15 last year, the book condemns Social Security as “a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal”, climate change as “all one contrived phony mess” and the Supreme Court as nine unelected [...]
The Golf Channel’s TV segment: Szep and the legend of Furyks $11 million putter For the full story, click here
President Obama abandoned on Sept. 1 a contentious new air pollution rule, buoying business interests that had lobbied heavily against it, angering environmentalists who called the move a betrayal and unnerving his own top environmental regulators.