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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What would happen if an individual tried some of the same legal-ish tricks that Apple and other corporations use to avoid taxes? A Mark Fiore political animation.
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.
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.
Snuggly the Security Bear is working with the Department of Justice and Eric Holder. See what they’ve been up to lately as they fight press freedom– er, terrorism.
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.
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.
Political cartoonist Mark Fiore brings back Blasty the Drone. This time, Fiore’s targeting Rand Paul’s filibuster and President Obama’s drone war at home and abroad.
Think the campaign season is over? Think again. Political cartoonist Mark Fiore looks at the next phase in political spending.
Give me your tired, your poor… and your ammo. That seems to be Lady Liberty’s new motto in our latest cartoon, but what do these tourists — and you — have to say about it? Let us know in the form of a clever caption below.