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Steve Breen

Stephen Paul Breen (born April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a nationally syndicated cartoonist. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and 2009. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1988 and attended the University

Cartoons by Alli Kirkham explain sexual consent in everyday terms

Fed up with the 'confusion' around the subject, blogger, cartoonist and contributor to the website Everyday Feminism (where these cartoons were first published) Alli Kirkham created this series of cartoons which perfectly break down what consent mea

A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical

Joint Finance rejects Democrats’ proposal to reinstate Wisconsin gas tax indexing

Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music. She has also covered education and politics for the Oshkosh Northweste

Tioga Downs Not Threatened by Binghamton Casino Bid

Tioga Downs submitted its final casino requests for approval just days after the Binghamton City Council approved a request to start discussing plans for a casino in Binghamton. But Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural isn't concerned. Gabrielle Lucivero h

George Takei implies Clarence Thomas race traitor in defense of ‘blackface …

In a Facebook post, George Takei said that blackface is not racist and/or that it is acceptable for an outsider to tell a black man that he is a racist caricature. He also used an analogy that would imply that ... more >. By Victor Morton - T

Branstad axes more than $60 million for education

Gov. Terry Branstad (from left) waits backstage as Bruce Rastetter, host of the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit, talks during the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit at the Elwell Family Food Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015. (Stephe

UPDATE 3-Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

(Adds unions suing over pay). CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said ...

Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas May Face Securities-Fraud Indictment

HOUSTON — Evidence that Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, committed securities fraud before he became the state's top lawyer will soon be presented to a grand jury, a special prosecutor said this week. Mr. Paxton, a Republican, was dogged b

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid

US apparel brand Aéropostale teams up with Arvind Lifestyle to enter Indian …

With 40 per cent of India's population below the age of 20, we expect Aeropostale to be hugely popular and successful," said J Suresh, managing director of Arvind Lifestyle Brands, which runs more than 800 stores in India across a portfolio of

Surgery Trumps Lifestyle for Beating T2DM

Surgery achieved partial or complete diabetes remission in 29% to 40% of patients (depending on procedure used) at 3 years of follow-up, compared with none of the patients assigned to lifestyle intervention alone, investigators led by Anita Courcoulas ...