While not always considered high art, journalist Victor Navasky says the power of cartoons to provoke and amuse is so strong that their creators can end up famous, jailed or dead. Navasky joins political editor Christina Bellantoni to discuss "The Art of Controversy," a look at how cartoons have shaped politics worldwide. Continue reading
Lee Buchheit, a lawyer who helped mastermind Greece’s debt restructuring earlier this year, and investor Hans Humes explain the wrangling behind-the-scenes of Europe’s debt crises to economics correspondent Paul Solman, all with a little help from some cartoonists. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, Mitt Romney, trying to move past remarks made at a private fundraiser last May, insisted average Americans would do far better under him. Also, a French satirical magazine published crude cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which threaten to ignite a new wave of protests throughout the Muslim world. Continue reading
Today we thought we would give you a lighter take on the U.S. unemployment situation. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recent political cartoons, which we hope will make you laugh about a subject that these days has made most of us want to cry. Continue reading
Mark Fiore is the first internet animator to win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His work appears only online — on his own website, plus that of the San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio and other outlets.
Correspondent Spencer Michels has the story of political cartoonist Mark Fiore, the first Internet animator to win the Pulitzer Prize for political cartooning, and the occasional controversy sparked by his stinging political wit. Continue reading