Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Power of Editorial Cartoons

If any non-fictional character has the power to push the Earth off its axis, it had to be some of the talented artists at the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists' convention in Salt Lake City this week.
I had a chance to visit with Daryl Cagle, Bill Day, Howard Tayler, Steve Benson, and of course Pat Bagley. I was lucky enough to get a photo with a couple of the celebs; Daryl Cagle on the left and Pat Bagley in the photo on the right (on my left).

Daryl Cagle is the mastermind behind caglecartoons.com a clearinghouse for editorial cartoons worldwide. Pat Bagley doodled his first political cartoon while in a finance class at Brigham Young University. The school paper published it and shortly afterwards it ran in Time Magazine. I guess that's a pretty good way to start off. He works primarily for the Salt Lake Tribune currently.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Utah Dems vote to keep caucus-convention system

Escaping mostly unscathed from some intra-party sparring, Utah Democrats elected to keep their caucus/convention system intact Saturday, arguing that a switch to an open primary would be too costly and too prohibitive to common-folk candidates. [full story]

They chose wrong


Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Viva la Independencia! Viva Desarrollo!

Lenora Fulani and Adolfo Carrion at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, Sunday June 2, 2013
Adolfo Carrion, independent candidate for Mayor of New York City, former Bronx Boro President, marched in the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 2, accompanied by Dr. Lenora Fulani, the first woman and first African American to ever get on the ballot in all 50 states as a candidate for President of the United States.

Viva nonpartisan elections!!

Let's, well  -- Carry on!

NH