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About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Angelo Lopez has had illustrations published in Tikkun Magazine, the Palo Alto Daily News and Z Magazine. From April 2008 to May 2011, Angelo's cartoons were regularly published in the Tri-City Voice, a weekly newspaper that covers the Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Neward, Sunol and Union City areas in California. He does a political webcomic starring his cartoon character Jasper for the progressive blogsite Everyday Citizen. Since December 2011, Angelo does a regular weekly political cartoon for the Philippines Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since March 2013, he has also contributed cartoons to the Manila Mail, a Filipino American newspaper based in Washington D.C. Angelo is a member of the Sunnyvale Art Club, and the Northern California chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. During the 1990s, he was a member of the part-timer workers SEIU unit in the city of Sunnyvale. Angelo won the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartooning for newspapers with a circulation under 100,000. He has also won the 2016 RFK Book and Journalism Award for Editorial Cartoons. Angelo won first prize for the Best of the West contest in 2016 and third prize in 2017. Angelo is married to Lisa Reeber. They enjoy taking walks, watching movies and hanging out with their nieces.

The Difference Between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

As an Elizabeth Warren supporter, some friends have asked me why I support Warren and not Bernie Sanders? They share many of the same political positions on various issues. Both represent the most progressive voices in this field of Democratic … Continue reading

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Opposing Ideological Purity Tests

In the above video, Ana Kasparian and Mike Figueredo of The Young Turks agree with Meghan McCain’s comment that she can’t have a constructive conversation with those who insist that she must agree 100 percent with what they believe. Kasparian … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Democratic Candidates in October 2019

I support Elizabeth Warren for President. Even with my support, I do think there are legitimate criticisms one can make against Warren, just as I think there are legitimate criticisms one can make about any candidate. I’ve read that some … Continue reading

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Thinking About Ellen DeGeneres and Her Friendship With George Bush

I recently saw a news item about Ellen DeGeneres’s friendship with George W. Bush and it had to make me smile. I admire Ellen for having a generosity of spirit that I strive for but don’t always have. I posted … Continue reading

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Groupthink and Hyperpartisanship

With the rise in authoritarian governments around the world, I’ve become very interested in the qualities that make for a healthy and functioning democracy. Our democratic republic functions best when the Left, the Middle and the Right have a constructive … Continue reading

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Thinking About Rodrido Duterte and How to Oppose Authoritarian Leaders

I’ve been increasingly horrified at the rise of authoritarian governments in the Philippines and around the world, as authoritarian leaders have attacked democratic institutions and chipped away at civil liberties. Because of this, I’ve been reading books about how authoritarian … Continue reading

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Philip Dray and Capitol Men, the First Black Congressmen

On February 24, 2009, Philip Dray spoke at Boston University as part of the African American Studies Program’s Spring 2009 Lecture Series, presenting research from his book, “Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction through the Lives of the First … Continue reading

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