Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: Brankrupt Political Philosophy

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Two good articles this week in The New Yorker and The Nation on the end of the line for conservative dominance in American politics. Comfort food for us told-you-so’s, regardless of who wins the White House. I did the one illustrating the very good George Packer piece and my buddy Victor Juhasz (one of the most gifted narrative artists anywhere) was plowing the same field over at The Nation (his is much funnier). The loss for the conservatives is expensive. Think of all we’ve had to experience for people to start to wake up. Maybe they’ll stay that way awhile! Here’s to that.

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