There are now seven billion people on the planet earth -- and over 50 of them have not yet been associated with leaking the Herman Cain harrassment story.
There are now seven billion people on the planet earth -- and about 700 million of them (or one-tenth, or roughly the equivalent of the population of the three largest states in the United States) control half of the wealth on the planet.
There are now seven billion people on the planet earth -- and by next September, over one-third of them will have spent a couple of weeks in the limelight as the GOP presidential frontrunner.
There are now seven billion people on the planet earth -- of whom over 900 million are underfed.
There are now seven billion people on the planet earth -- and their average annual income is $7000.
There are now seven billion people on the planet -- and the GOP's ambitious plan is to make sure that none of the ones living in America will ever be eligible to vote again.
There are now seven billion people on the planet -- and with each tick of the clock, a few less of them care about the NBA lock-out.
Today's selections have been lovingly hand-selected from the week's political cartoon pages at Slate, Time, Mario Piperni, About.com, and Daryl Cagle:
p3 Picks of the Week: Mike Luckovich, Bill Day, Eric Allie, Mike Keefe, Dave Granlund, Rob Rogers, Clay Jones, Jim Morin, Clay Bennett, Steve Sack, Bok, Chad Lowe, Matt Davies, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Nate Beeler.
p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium (tie): Gary Varvel and David Fitzsimmons.
p3 Legion of Merit: Rob Rogers.
p3 “You May Think It's a Superman Reference, But It's Really an Incredibles Reference” Award: Nate Beeler.
p3 World Toon Review: Martin Sutovec (Slovakia), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Ramzy Taweel (Palestine), and Ingrid Rice (Canada).
As Ann Telnaes reminds us, every barbecue hs its winners and its losers.
Mark Fiore demonstrates the political power of taking a very bad idea to its logical conclusion. Will you end up with a priceless golden scepter? Or a wooden squirrel stick?
Herman Cain's not the only one in hot water this week: Taiwan's often-ineffable Next Media Animation brings us the latest word of the unlikely-sounding Justin Bieber paternity suit.
Follow along on This Modern World as we learn two new words from Officer Friendly.
The K Chronicles present: Only In L.A.
Tom the Dancing Bug has a lovely little dream.
Thirties magazine cartoons: They weren't all about Thurberesque bloodhounds and tweedy upper-West Siders trading mots about domestic wines. Comic Riffs celebrates the work of Depression-era cartoonist Syd Hoff, whose work appears new again in the age of the Occupy movement.
Red Meat's Ted Johnson explains that gradually sinking feeling you've been getting for years.
Portland homeboy Jack Ohman says, don't think of them as millionaires versus billionaires; think of them as workers and job creators who don't see eye-to-eye yet.
The better mousetrap: That's what Tom thinks he's invented, anyway, in “Designs on Jerry,” directed by Joseph Hanna and William Barbera, with musical direction by Scott Bradley (produced in 1953, but not released until 1955):
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p3 Bonus Toon: Here at p3, we join Jesse Springer in saluting Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley, who, with a handful of other senators, has sponsored a proposed Constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the Citizens United decision, allowing Congress to set limits on campaign spending. If you care about the US being a democracy in anything other than name, this is a no-brainer, although it's merely the beginning of a bitter fight that could easily take a decade to resolve. (Not pictured: Oregon's other US Senator, Ron Wyden.)
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