Tag Archives: Middle East

Hillary’s Day In The Middle East


  Every now and then, I wonder what it’s like to be Hillary Clinton. Just the other day, I wondered that again as I read that she peeled off from the Presidental party in Mayanmar and flew off to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Cartoons as Cultural Envoys: All Cartoonists Are LInked


Yesterday, I returned from a trip to the Middle East.  I was invited by the US State Department to be a cultural envoy, and speak about my work to residents of Israel and the Palestinian Territories.  Below is the talk … Continue reading

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What Would Cheer You Up?


My adult daughter tweeted this morning, ‘the earth is not a very stable place.’ I have written about this before: how does one create humor on the day after a horrific natural disaster? At least with the uprisings in the … Continue reading

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Butterfly Nets and Ideas


Sometimes ideas spring from just one word.  But it has to be the right word.  Doing a cartoon around the word “uprising” would be difficult. Plus, it’s not a very interesting word.  “Revolution” could lead to a lot of things.  … Continue reading

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Freedom of Pop-Choice


I think recent events in the news may have cured us of our addiction to Sarah Palin. I certainly hope so. There are so, so many other things that are seriously important:  Justin Bieber’s feelings, Charlie Sheen’s condition, Lady Gaga’s … Continue reading

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Violence and Humor


copyright Liza Donnelly and The New Yorker,2001 It is difficult to be creative when you are distracted.  And I have been distracted by the recent shootings in Arizona. Not that there isn’t always violence somewhere–of course there is. Secretary of … Continue reading

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