Rock Lobbyister

The Journal Star’s Ground Zero is accepting nominees for an unofficial state rock song, along the lines of Oklahoma’s recent poll, in which “Do You Realize” by the Flaming Lips was named the official Oklahoma rock song. I emailed the Ground Zero folks today to nominate “Sometimes” by The Millions. I promise to lobby hard […]

The end of the Svoboda Era

Poor Ken Svoboda. Four years ago, he dominated the city council race. Two years ago, he narrowly lost the mayoral race to Chris Beutler. And tonight, he ended up in fourth place, booted from the council by three newcomers. I’ve done quite a few cartoons about Ken over the years (with this one probably being […]

The insured across the U.S.

Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish linked today to this post at The Monkey Cage mapping out the level of health insurance among Americans. I thought it was striking how dramatically different some states were — like Nebraska and Iowa, for example — almost precisely along their borders. Meanwhile, Ben Nelson continues to make his […]

Top 10 8 Rejects of the Month: April

The bad news is that I only came up with 8 that I wanted to share. The good news is that two of these feature Mark Christensen and two feature that frat that uses the vibrator. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Previous top rejects of the month: March | February | January