"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.
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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 [...]
Some called it the Motor City Meltdown. In a span of just 55 seconds at last night’s GOP debate in Detroit, the Texas governor promised to eliminate three federal government agencies, and then searched his memory — for what seemed like an eternity — to name a third. His brain freeze recast the GOP contest [...]
Penn State University today severed ties with its two biggest figures — football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier — amid a child sex abuse scandal. Paterno, nicknamed “JoePa,” holds the record for the most victories by an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) football coach with 409 and is the only [...]
Can German chancellor Angela Merkel engineer a rescue for Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, as he faces EU leaders over his plans for a controversial referendum on the eurozone bailout. French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Merkel met with Papandreou for nearly three hours of emergency talks in Cannes this week.
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 [...]
Labor Boss Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, appears to be losing patience with Obama. The President, according to Trumka, has been doing “little nibbly things around the edge that aren’t going to make a difference and aren’t going to solve the problem” with the economy.
Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a surprise move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.
About two-thirds of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachman’s statements PolitiFact have checked have been judged either false or “pants on fire,” according to Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Website that fact-checks statements by politicians and other public figures. “Her issue with accuracy has become I think an important aspect of her campaign,” [...]