“Our job is not to amuse our readers...Our mission is to stir them, inform and inflame them. Our task is to continually hold up our government and our leaders to clear-eyed analysis, unaffected by professional spin-meisters and agenda-pushers.”
“I get a lot of hate mail, but it’s predictable...They claim I’m sort of taking advantage of free speech, that I ought to go to Russia, where I’d be shot, and that if America was any good, I’d be shot here, too.”
Auth began working for the Philadelphia Inquirer during the Nixon administration.
The militaristic police commissioner-turned-mayor of Philadelphia during the 1970s was an early target of Auth's.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure I can identify with either of those two guys.
From way back in 1985. If anything, it's even more timely today.
1986: Fortunately, this cartoon's no longer timely.
Here's a tribute to fellow editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block, better known as Herblock.
2000: So who won the damn thing?
This appeared right after 9/11. Not much exaggeration there.
The late paleontologist was a firm believer in evolution, and wasn't the least stressed out about it.
A national landmark we really don't need.
Finding it constitutional is all the rage these days, but it wasn't a mere ten years ago.
Take your pick.
The price of oil shot up late in the last decade, and we began looking for an alternative.
2008: I'm sure they both did, but was it the same lesson?
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Obama appoints Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, despite her radical views.
2009: Fears about health care reform.
2010: Reality sinks in.
Harold Camping predicts the Rapture will occur on May 21, 2011. This cartoon appeared the next day.
I don't see a diet anytime soon.
Was the recent VA scandal (long wait times leading to more than a few deaths) simply a matter of supply and demand?
The "all the rage these days" I was referring to earlier.
I think this was drawn prior to the most recent set of controversies bedeviling the NFL, but it certainly seems timely, doesn't it?
What better way to end this than with a tribute from another cartoonist?