Federal investigators knew that one of the two gunmen in an attempted attack outside a provocative cartoon contest in Texas might be interested in going to the event, but they had no information that he was going to commit violence, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday in his first public comments on the Sunday shooting. Continue reading
When editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman sat down to illustrate his father’s final years, he did not want to sugar-coat his own experiences providing four years of long term care. Otherwise, none of it was worth doing, he explained. Continue reading
Pens — weapon of choice of the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo — were raised in their honor at vigils around the world. Jeffrey Brown talks to two editorial cartoonists, Tom Toles of the Washington Post and Ted Rall of the Los Angeles Times, about the role of satirical cartoonists in society and their declining number in the U.S. Continue reading
Unemployment, inflation, poverty, exchange rates, monetary policy – everything that makes economics the ‘dismal science’ is made laughing stock with the macroeconomics edition of Yoram Bauman and Grady Klein’s “Cartoon Introduction to Economics.” Continue reading
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
Insurer AIG is among the financial titans to hit troubled times in the recent Wall Street crisis. Paul Solman takes an in-depth look at the woes at AIG and explains how credit default swaps played a role its financial turbulence. Continue reading