Tag Archives: Social Commentary

An Interview With Political Cartoonist Junco Canche

One of the best up and coming political cartoonists in the nation is Joaquin Junco Jr, aka “Junco Canché”. Junco is the political cartoonist for El Coyote Crossing Borders and the San Diego Free Press, and he has had cartoons … Continue reading

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An Interview With Political Cartoonist Eric J. Garcia

One of the best most incisive political cartoonists working today is Eric J. Garcia. His cartoon El Machete Illustrated offers a sharp and incisive critique of America’s economic and political system, especially the way these systems oppress the poor and … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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An Interview With Cartoonist Jimmy Margulies

One of the nicest and most thoughtful persons that I met in the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is Jimmy Margulies. Jimmy Margulies was editorial cartoonist for 22 years at The Record in northern New Jersey, and he continues to … Continue reading

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Peter, Paul and Mary

For the past couple of months I’ve been writing blogs about various musicians who have used their music as a means of social activism. Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, John Mellencamp, and The Specials are among the musicians from my youth … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen and the Blue Collar Worker

Many Republicans today hold to a strong belief in a free market economic philosophy with a minimum of government interference. Within the Republican Party, libertarians like Ron Paul and the Tea Party activists are pushing the Republican Party to a … Continue reading

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An Interview With Cartoonist Steve Greenberg

Two years ago I attended a convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists in Portland and met many great editorial cartoonists from around the country. The very first cartoonist that I met was Steve Greenberg and his wife Roberta. … Continue reading

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