Cartoons

“We’re Innovation, We’re Jobs and We’re American!”

Keystone XL, and tar sands oil, are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible. (At least according to the American Petroleum Institute.)

Cartoonist Mark Fiore takes a closer look at the organization that has been lobbying its heart out to get the Keystone XL approved.

 

Saint Ayn Rand Visits the Day After Christmas!

Are you ready for a visit from Saint Ayn Rand on the day after Christmas? With a million and a half people losing their unemployment benefits, there’ll be tough times ahead for all you “moochers.” But don’t worry, Rand Paul and crew are just trying to help you, promise.
 

“Li’l NSA Spy Kit”

Every week, and sometimes every day, there is a new revelation about the shady practices of the NSA. After the news broke that the spy agency targeted thirty-five heads of state, not to mention the head of the UN, General Keith Alexander and Obama were on the defensive again and the cartoon ideas were frolicking in my head.


 

“Outsourcing America Exposed”

Across the country, for-profit companies are engaged in a hostile takeover of our schools, roads, prisons, drinking water — even government itself. In this animated video created by Mark Fiore for the Center for Media and Democracy’s “Outsourcing America Exposed” project, Outsourcing Eddie shows us the many ways in which America is for sale.

“Keystone Clones”

The Keystone XL pipeline is not the only game in town. There are other dirty tar sands pipelines in the works, with one close to becoming a reality. See Tar Sands Timmy’s take on the Keystone pipeline and others.

“George Zimmerman, Off The Hook”

With George Zimmerman off the hook for shooting Trayvon Martin, Shoot-em-up Charlie takes a look at how the case was won. With ALEC, the NRA and Stand-Your-Ground laws, this case was about much more than race. A Mark Fiore political animation.

Note: The audio played over the credits is a tape of a 911 call that Texas resident Joe Horn made in 2007. The dramatic call documents Horn’s decision to use his shotgun to stop a burglary in progress at his neighbor’s house — against the instructions of the 911 operator. Horn shot and killed both burglars, and was later cleared of all charges by a grand jury. The Tampa Bay Times reports that over 200 cases have involved Stand Your Ground laws in Florida since 2005.

“FISA: Now Hiring”

Want a great job with easy work, little supervision and the power to steamroll personal privacy from the comfort of your own home? Look no further than FISA, explains Mark Fiore through his latest political satire.

“United States of Surveillance”

Cartoonist Mark Fiore’s “Snuggly the Security Bear” says that NSA domestic spying is nothing to worry about “unless you’re a terrorist, a treasonous leaker or a fan of the Bill of Rights.”

Watch Snuggly make his fuzzy case.

“The Re-Obamulator”

During his recent speech on national security and counterterrorism, Obama introduced The Re-Obamulator, the latest in presidential technology. See what’s new in executive power! A Mark Fiore political cartoon.

“Money Fer Nothin”

Little Suzy Newsykins has a summer job she’s excited about. She’s taken a position at the IRS “Determination Center” where, because of a recent scandal, she expects to have very little work to do.

“Sequesterless Airlines”

After inconveniencing business travelers and members of Congress, the nation’s air traffic controllers got their sequestered funding back last week. In a new cartoon, Mark Fiore proposes a way that others affected by the sequester might get Congress’s attention.

“Head-Bangers”

In Mark Fiore’s new cartoon, he pokes fun at the backward logic of those who want to maintain the fossil fuel status quo in the face of climate change.

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