Editorial cartoon for June 23, 2022
An editorial cartoon by Dave Whamond
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Cartoonist Dave Whamond draws on the need to return to normal politics.
Summary: Whatever the case may be, it is clear that the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol is a crass political endeavor that is unlikely to resonate with the majority of the American people, who know that Jan. 6 was a stain on the country that could have been avoided in the first place but is now being used for political gamesmanship on behalf of congressional Democrats.
"Overturning federal protections that provide access to health care, the right to marry, the right to live out one’s sexual orientation, the right to define one’s own gender may make us feel better because of our interpretation of scripture. But in reality, what it does is put lives in jeopardy, impoverish the already impoverished, reduce human dignity, further marginalize the marginalized, alienate those already upset with the church’s hypocrisy and continues to splinter the body of Christ."
Summary: Both Republicans, unlike Pence, showed up before the committee. On June 23, came three more, Trump appointees all — former acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen; his former deputy, Richard Donoghue, and a third top Justice Department official, Steven Engel — to tell how Trump tried to use the nation’s top law enforcement department to help overturn the election.
Summary: These GOP leaders were one of the last lines of defense between the country and a genuine constitutional crisis — and one that would have been achieved not by persuasion, but by force. ... And they paid for it, in a way public servants should never have to pay for doing their duty.
Summary: The best way for Biden to secure his legacy would be to focus on popularity with the cold calculation of Bill Clinton and crush the opposition with the ruthlessness of LBJ. Of course, if Biden truly doesn’t want to run again, then acting like a lame duck is probably unavoidable. But either way, the best thing for the country, and for Biden, would be for the president to clarify his plans and act decisively on them — sooner rather than later.
Summary: There's now a class-action suit against Kim Kardashian for having promoted a thing called EthereumMax last summer. Within a week, these crypto tokens lost 70% of their value. What can you say about people who took investment advice from Kim Kardashian?
Summary: Police officers were inside the elementary school and outside the classroom within minutes of the shooter’s entry, but more than a hour elapsed before an assault team waiting in the hallway with ballistic shields, body armor and rifles entered the classroom and resolved the incident. ... At least, that’s the story as it stands now. However, it is probably just the first chapter, and far from the complete story.
Summary: Some "pro-life" activists want Congress to ban abortion nationwide. "That," The Wall Street Journal opines, "will strike many Americans as hypocritical after decades of Republican claims that repealing Roe would return the issue to the states." But "that" is something they will undoubtedly try. ... Answered prayers have their consequences.