Conviction conflict: Top ten cartoons of the week

This week, Hunter Biden – the president’s son – was convicted on gun charges by the same Department of Justice accused of being biased against former President Donald Trump.

Naturally, cartoonists feasted on the conflict. The most popular was Chris Weyant’s funny response, which tied the trial and Hunter’s conviction to a Father’s Day present gone horribly awry.

However, our most-reprinted cartoon this week came from Dave Granlund, who deftly outlined all the pitfalls facing us as we trek out on our summer vacations and attempt to tune out politics, at least for a little bit.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Dave Granlund

#2. John Darkow

#3. Chris Weyant

#4. Dave Granlund

#5. Chris Weyant

#6. Rick McKee

#7. R.J. Matson

#8. Guy Parsons

#9. Bob Englehart

#10. Jeff Koterba

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Robot revolution: Top ten cartoons of the week

Afraid of robots taking over? If your phone habits are like most Americans, they already have, as Dave Whamond points out in his funny cartoon about artificial intelligence and our growing addiction to screens.

Sadly, a lot of the info we’re reading online is wrong. Frank Hansen mocked Google for its error-filled, A.I.-powered search results that told people to put glue on pizza and to eat rocks.

Fortunately, computers will be drawing all editorial cartoons in the near future, so the robots won’t have to worry about being mocked by us humans.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Dave Whamond

#2. Dave Granlund

#3. Jeff Koterba

#4. John Darkow

#5. Frank Hansen

#6. Jeff Koterba

#7. R.J. Matson

#8. Pat Byrnes

#9. Dick Wright

#10. Rick McKee

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Job-killing A.I.: Top ten cartoons of the week

Donald Trump’s historic guilty verdict coming Thursday night means none of this week’s most popular cartoons feature the first felon to have a serious shot at becoming president.

Instead, we have a delightful mix of topics ranging from the anniversary of D-Day to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton. There are also several cartoons about the economy, which is both doing really well and worse than it’s ever been, depending on whom you’re speaking with.

This week’s most-reprinted cartoon was Jeff Koterba’s warning shot about A.I., featuring a man so desperate to keep his job he’s considering doing it as a hobby.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Jeff Koterba

#2. Chris Weyant

#3. Dave Granlund

#4. Guy Parsons

#5. Dave Whamond

#6. John Cole

#7. John Darkow

#8. Dick Wright

#9. Rivers

#10. John Darkow

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Debate dread: Top ten cartoons of the week

Our list of the most-reprinted cartoons was a real smorgasbord this week, with topics ranging from the increasing role of artificial intelligence to the collapse of Red Lobster. I particularly enjoyed Bob Englehart’s cartoon about the tough needle cartoonists need to thread these days to make it onto the opinion page.

Editors loved Chris Weyant’s cartoon about next month’s presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Though I don’t think CNN will be promoting it as “The Geezer vs. The Sleazer.”

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Chris Weyant

#2. John Darkow

#3. Daryl Cagle

#4. Dave Whamond

#5. Dick Wright

#6. Bob Englehart

#7. Dave Granlund

#8. Bill Day

#9. Dave Granlund

#10. Monte Wolverton

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Screen time: Top ten cartoons of the week

Addicted to screens? You’re not alone – according to recent studies, upwards of half of all Americans who own a smartphone display addictive behavior.

But that’s also nothing new. As Dave Whamond points out in his popular cartoon this week, people were addicted to their television screens when phones were still devices attached to the wall.

Maybe that’s why so many people flocked to see the northern lights, supercharged this year by massive solar flares. As Jeff Koterba points out, it’s a rare moment where people from across the political spectrum can enjoy something together. Or maybe they’re just sick of their phones

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Dave Whamond

#2. Jeff Koterba

#3. Chris Weyant

#4. Chris Weyant

#5. Dave Whamond

#6. Jeff Koterba

#7. Dave Granlund

#8. Chris Weyant

#9. John Darkow

#10. Monte Wolverton

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Election fatigue: Top ten cartoons of the week

When will a presidential election NOT be the most important of our lifetime?

That’s the question John Darkow asked in his widely-reprinted cartoon this week about the upcoming election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. He’s not the only cartoonist looking warily ahead – Rivers drew the 2024 contest as a tornado ready to rip through someone’s home, while Pat Bagley made it clear supporting a third-party candidate was like throwing your vote away.

The election is still six months away. Buckle up.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. John Darkow

#2. Jeff Koterba

#3. Rivers

#4. Chris Weyant

#5. Rivers

#6. Bob Englehart

#7. Dave Granlund

#8. Pat Bagley

#9. John Darkow

#10. Chris Weyant

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Protest problems: Top ten cartoons of the week

School protests have dominated the headlines this week, as demonstrators have clashed with police at universities across the country attempting to voice their opposition to Israel’s war in Gaza.

Two of our most popular cartoons this week were about the protests, both drawn by Chris Weyant.

There was also South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s bizarre story about shooting and killing her young dog, brazenly told as an example of making the tough decisions. Editors enjoyed Rick McKee’s funny cartoon about Noem, which featured Snoopy being fired upon while flying his doghouse.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Chris Weyant

#2. John Darkow

#3. Chris Weyant

#4. Rick McKee

#5. Taylor Jones

#6. Dick Wright

#7. Dave Whamond

#8. Dave Granlund

#9. Dave Whamond

#10. Bob Englehart

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Election unease: Top ten cartoons of the week

Editors were big fans of Chris Weyant this week, who had our top three most-reprinted cartoons.

All three touched on the unease heading into the 2024 election rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Weyant and a couple of cartoonists riffed on the new movie “Civil War,” which has obviously political undertones for our divided nation.

We also got a popular cicada cartoon from Rick McKee, with the bugs worried what type of world their kids will crawl up into in the next decade. Even the insects are paranoid.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Chris Weyant

#2. Chris Weyant

#3. Chris Weyant

#4. Rick McKee

#5. John Darkow

#6. Dave Granlund

#7. Dave Granlund

#8. Pat Byrnes

#9. Dick Wright

#10. Jeff Koterba

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Sell the house: Top ten cartoons of the week

The cost of everything, from gas to groceries, remains stubbornly high. But nothing seems as outrageously expensive as trying to buy a new home.

Home prices skyrocketed during the COVID pandemic, and inflation fears forced interest rates to rise. Rivers tapped into the economic insecurity over the housing market with a funny cartoon featuring two mutts striking it big by selling their tiny doghouse.

Another carton editors liked this week was Adam Zyglis’ take on the death of O.J. Simpson, whose funeral procession was drawn to resemble Simpson’s infamous Ford Bronco police chase.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Rivers

#2. John Darkow

#3. Jeff Koterba

#4. Chris Weyant

#5. Gary McCoy

#6. Adam Zyglis

#7. Guy Parsons

#8. Jeff Koterba

#9. Dick Wright

#10. R.J. Matson

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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Good or bad economy? Top 10 cartoons of the week

It’s not exactly news we’re a divided country, but we can’t even agree on whether our economy is doing well or not.

On the one hand, there’s been consistent job growth since Joe Biden took over as president, with the pace increasing last year. In fact, the U.S. experienced higher economic growth last year than any other country in the G7, which includes Japan, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.

On the flip side, inflation is still a pesky nuisance, with everything from groceries to home prices remaining stubbornly high. As a result, interest rates also remain high, making it harder and more expensive for Americans to borrow to buy a home or a new car.

As Chris Weyant warned in his popular cartoon this week, good luck seeking enlightenment.

Here are our top ten most reprinted cartoons of the week:

#1. Jeff Koterba

#2. Chris Weyant

#3. Dick Wright

#4. Bob Englehart

#5. Rivers

#6. Dave Granlund

#7. Dave Granlund

#8. John Darkow

#9. Bob Englehart

#10. Dick Wright

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of CagleCartoons.com, a syndicate that distributes editorial cartoons and columns to over 500 subscribing newspapers. See Daryl’s blog at DarylCagle.com and watch his video podcast about editorial cartoons at Caglecast.com

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