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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 did 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 Philippine News Today, a Filipino American newspaper based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 and 2018 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.

Friendships With People You Disagree With

One of the trends that I’ve found most alarming is the decline in friendships with people you disagree with. I’ve noticed on Facebook and in some social interactions a tendency of people to want to interact only with people whom … Continue reading

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Barry Goldwater’s Fight Against Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority

One of the telling examples how the Republican Party has moved to the extreme Right is to see how Barry Goldwater’s status within the Republican Party changed from the 1960s to the 1990s. During the 1960s, Barry Goldwater was viewed … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Project and the Fight for a Sane Conservative Movement

Here are 2020 videos of Lincoln Project co-founders Ron Steslow, Rick Wilson, and Jennifer Horn at the historic Cooper Union in NYC. The Lincoln Project is a group of conservative Republicans who oppose Donald Trump and are fighting for a … Continue reading

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Thinking About Joe Biden, Tara Reade and Sexual Assault Allegations

Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading on Facebook of various opinions of the Tara Reade allegations against Joe Biden. My first response upon hearing of the allegations was “Oh, no!” I think because of my politics and … Continue reading

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Jill Ruckelshaus, Phyllis Schlafly and the Fight for the Soul of the Republican Party

I’ve been avidly watching Hulu’s “Mrs. America” that highlights the fight between Phyllis Schlafly and the second wave feminists over passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Next week’s episode highlights Jill Ruckelshaus, the pro-choice feminist Republican who … Continue reading

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Phyllis Schlafly and Betty Friedan Debate the Equal Rights Amendment

On January 28, 1976, Phyllis Schlafly and Betty Friedan debated the Equal Rights Amendment and the women’s liberation movement on Good Morning America. Schlafly and Friedan were not friends, but they frequently debated the Equal Rights Amendment and the feminist … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN

In this December 2, 1985 episode of Firing Line, William F. Buckley talked with authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN in speaking out for writers imperiled in authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, the Philippines, … Continue reading

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