The Best Political Cartoons of the Year 2007 Edition

The Best Political Cartoons of the Year 2007 Edition

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Political cartoons convey ideas with a power and impact that could never be achieved with words; they tell our history as it is shouted from newspaper editorial pages, recording our feelings as America responds to the news of the day. Political cartoons have an impressive history from Ben Franklin's cartoons through hundreds of years and scores of Pulitzer Prize winners who have made our nation laugh and cry. Political cartoons have legions of fans from news wonks to Social Studies teachers throughout the country, as political cartoons are required curriculum in every state. Our books are a visual history like no other and are the premier journal of record for a great American art-form. The topics in this book include the major news stories of the year, with an emphasis on the topics that are most popular on Daryl's Web site. The chapters include topics such as: Gas Prices, Immigration Debate, Da Vinci Code, War in Iraq, Iran Nukes, Milosevic Dies, DeLay Steps Down, FEMA Follies and much more.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 200.7 x 251.5 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2007 ed.
  • chiefly Illustrations
  • 0789736551
  • 9780789736550

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Political cartoons convey ideas with a power and impact that could never be achieved with words; they tell our history as it is shouted from newspaper editorial pages, recording our feelings as America responds to the news of the day. Political cartoons have an impressive history from Ben Franklin's cartoons through hundreds of years and scores of Pulitzer Prize winners who have made our nation laugh and cry. Political cartoons have legions of fans from news wonks to Social Studies teachers throughout the country, as political cartoons are required curriculum in every state. Our books are a visual history like no other and are the premier journal of record for a great American art-form. The topics in this book include the major news stories of the year, with an emphasis on the topics that are most popular on Daryl's Web site. The chapters include topics such as: Gas Prices, Immigration Debate, Da Vinci Code, War in Iraq, Iran Nukes, Milosevic Dies, DeLay Steps Down, FEMA Follies and much more.
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Table of contents

About the Editor-Cartoonists iv

Foreword by Dick Morris v

About this Book vi

The Danish Muhammad Cartoons 2

These are the Cartoons 8

Cartoonists on the Cartoons 12

A View from Jordan 18

Political Cartoonists vs. Illustrators 20

Why Cartoons Still Matter ... a LOT 22

The Pope's Remarks 34

Brokeback Mountain 42

Immigration 48

Katie Couric 56

The DaVinci Code 64

Ann Coulter 72

Mel Gibson 80

Cheney Shoots 94

Deadly Spinach 108

Hamas Wins 114

Buffett's Billions 120

John Mark Karr 126

Arab Port Deal 130

Barry Bonds 138

Castro's Condition 142

DeLay Steps Down 148

White House Press Secretary, Tony Snow 152

Foley's Foibles 160

Domestic Spying 168

Bush Leaks 180

Lebanon 192

Iran Nukes 208

North Korea 218

Iraq-Five Years Later 228

Haditha 240

Liquid Terror 244

Guantanamo 254

Memorial Cartoons 258

Artists Index 278
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About Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the daily editorial cartoonist for MSNBC.com and is the world's most widely syndicated and reprinted newspaper cartoonist with over 800 subscribing newspapers. Close to three million unique users visit Daryl's site (www.cagle.msnbc.com) each month, making it the most popular cartoon site. It is also the most widely used education site in Social Studies classrooms around the world.



Brian Fairrington is one of the most accomplished young cartoonists in the country. Brian has racked up a slew of awards including the John Locher Memorial Award as Best College Editorial Cartoonist of the Year and the Charles Schulz Award as Best College Cartoonist of the Year.
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