"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.
Category Archives: U.S. Politics
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]