Here's what you missed if you were having a life this week:
Frank Underwood and HillaryClinton seem to be leading the pack for the Democratic nomination, especially since Sanders can't catch a break from bigfoot media like the Washington Post. (Of course, two days later there was a counter-story to this. Draw your own conclusions. Mine is that the Post is simply unreliable.)
Violence is increasing at Trump rallies; the short-fingered vulgarian professes to be mystified by this, except for the part that the anti-Trump protesters had it coming.
Hillary actually managed to to make Nancy Reagan a sympathetic character. She may be leading in the polls and the delegate counts, but I swear the woman has no real talent for campaigning.
Does anyone remember Mitt Romney's speech about the menace that is Donald Trump? That was last week. The new story is that Jeb, Mario, Ted, and John have some bizarre truce to divvy up the remaining primary and caucus states to keep Trump from sweeping them. They really are admitting that they have no way to beat the slo-mo exploding citrus by any conventional means.
Today's toons were selected from the week's offerings at McClatchy DC, Cartoon Movement, Go Comics, Politico's Cartoon Gallery, Daryl Cagle's Political Cartoons, About.com, and other fine sources of toony goodness.
p3 Picks of the week: Mike Luckovich, Tom Toles, Signe Wilkinson, Clay Jones, Mike Lester, Jeff Danziger, Darrin Bell, David Fitzsimons, Ingrid Rice, Matt Wuerker, and Monte Wolverton.
p3 Best of Show: Pat Bagley.
p3 Award for Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Phil Hands.
p3 Certificate of Harmonic Toon Convergence: Jeff Stahler and Steve Breen. (And p3 as well: see the header above.)
Mark Fiore presents the long-awaited return of Dog Boy and Mister Dan as they discuss the real meat of the 2016 GOP campaign.
Tom Tomorrow presents The New Normal – featuring the triumphant return of Chuckles, the Sensible Woodchuck!
Keith Knight asks: Are you on Team Trump? Well then, you're not alone. Good luck with that.
Comic Strip of the Day surveys the view from the Barcalounger.
"Must be a relief to be on relief" is one of the dated throwaway lines in "Popeye Meets Rip Van Winkle," directed in 1941 by Dave Fleischer from a story by Dan Gordon, with Jack Mercer (uncredited) voicing everybody. And there's a brief cameo by Chico Marx, for those who like that sort of thing. Rip Van Winkle's sleeping theme is the old lullaby "Go to Sleep My Baby," and his sleepwalking theme is "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?" both favorite go-to songs of musical director Sammy Timberg. There's a later, colorized version of this toon, but you know how we feel about that here at p3, so we're presenting it here in majestic monochrome.
The Moderately Sized, But Still With Ambitions, Oregon Toon Block:
Ex-Oregonian Jack Ohman revisits the overused concept of "lanes" to the election.
Possibly Ex-Oregonian Jen Sorensen asks how much proof do they need?
Matt Bors pictures the political cartoonist's worst nightmare.
Jesse Springer congratulates Eugene for leaving the rest of Oregon in the dust – the slime? – with the state-mandated hotel tax increase to pay for the costs of the 2021 Track & Field World Championships
Test your toon-captioning magic at The New Yorker's weekly caption-the-cartoon contest. (Rules here.) And you can browse The New Yorker's cartoon gallery here.
The p3 Sunday Comics Read-Along: Pearls Before Swine, Doonesbury, Rhymes with Orange, Zits, Adam @ Home, Mutts, Over the Hedge, Get Fuzzy, Prince Valiant, Blondie, Bizarro, Mother Goose & Grimm, Rose is Rose, Luann, Hagar the Horrible, Pickles, Rubes, Grand Avenue, Freshly Squeezed, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, and Jumble.