April 1, 2012 |
Today marks the end of my employment as staff editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. It has been a joyful and happy ride. The Inquirer has been my home since my weeklong job interview in 1971, where my task was to attend editorial board meetings, take positions, argue my point of view, win some arguments, and lose others. In short, for a week I did everything a political cartoonist does at a newspaper - except draw cartoons. I lost most of those arguments, but won the job. John S. Knight had recently purchased the paper and was determined to make it a major metropolitan daily.
March 27, 2012
MAYOR Nutter: I think it wrong for you to say that we cannot feed the homeless. If it is a crime and my mother can go to jail for not feeding me, who are you to say that we are not allowed to feed the homeless? As a 9-year-old child, I feel that this is a bad decision for you to make as the leader of our great city. Who are you to tell us that we cannot feed those who need help? I will continue to feed anyone who needs help because I was taught that it would be the right thing to do. Brianna Grace Smith Philadelphia GOPeeves Rick Santorum is an undercover agent of the Democratic party covertly embedded with the intention of coercing the Republicans into nominating a candidate who will be defeated by Barack Obama.
March 16, 2012
PULITZER-PRIZE winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson is getting a bigger pen. Starting April 8, Signe's lacerating wit will now also appear in a new cartoon in the Sunday Inquirer . Plus, in addition to her daily cartoons for the Daily News , she'll also be appearing in the Inquirer on Tuesdays and Thursdays . . . and on a revamped philly.com page as well. This change is in keeping with Philadelphia Media Network's emphasis on providing quality, original content to as many of our readers and users as possible.
March 9, 2012
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville, NJ; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org . Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm. Barnes Foundation 300 North Latchs La., Merion Station; 610-667-0290. www.barnesfoundation.org . $15 (reservations required), free for active duty military families 5/30-9/5. Thu.-Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm. Brandywine River Museum Rte. 1 & Rte. 100, Chadds Ford; 610-388-2700. www.brandywinemuseum.org . Brandywine Heritage Galleries.
March 7, 2012 |
Tony Auth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and a mainstay of the Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial page for four decades, announced today he is resigning effective March 31. The editorial cartoonist joined the Inquirer in 1971, won a Pulitzer for his work in 1976, and has been awarded five Overseas Press Club Awards and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism. He has two published cartoon anthologies under his belt and has illustrated 11 children's books.
February 24, 2012
Blame Obama for gas prices Fuel prices have doubled under President Obama's rule. The only thing his administration has done to prevent an even steeper price rise is to follow its foolhardy anti-jobs, anti-prosperity, and antigrowth economic policies, which have put a lid on demand. Everything else the administration has done - a feckless Middle East policy, a failed alternative-fuels policy, no policy on replacing oil with abundant natural gas, and a just-say-no policy on drilling for oil domestically where drillers might actually find it, like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the deep Gulf - has done nothing but ensure that prices will keep moving higher and stay high for years to come.