"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: December 2011
Just 15 months after he was named as heir-apparent, Kim Jong Un was officially dubbed the “Great Successor” on December 19th, when state media finally reported his father’s death. Nominally, at least, that puts North Korea’s 24 million people, many of whom are so destitute they supplement their meagre maize-based subsistence with grass and whatever [...]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected this week the insistence of some Democrats that federal deficit and debt issues be addressed in part with a tax increase on wealthy Americans, especially those who earn $1 million and more a year. “We just think we shouldn’t be punishing job creators to pay for it,” the Kentucky [...]
December marked the first anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a controversial directive originally intended to make life easier for gays and lesbians in the military but which wound up forcing the discharge of 13,000 from the service over the 18 years it remained in effect and led many thousands more to live a lie.