Two Ted Rall cartoons

Glenn Reynolds links to a Ted Rall cartoon about war and oil prices. See which of them you agree with.

In the meantime, Rall attracted considerable flak for this one, which I think is pretty raw, but not as raw as some of the political behavior it lambastes.

But then, I like my political cartooning on the vicious side, even when I disagree with it: the early Herblock (“Here he comes now,” as Nixon comes up from the sewer), the early MacNelly (the three Security Council cartoons), even Michael Ramirez sometimes (his “Taco Bell” anti-bilingual ed. cartoon).

There ought to be a nasty cartoon archive on the web. Is there?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: