Policing After Utah V. Strieff
The understaffed Supreme Court session came to a close this week. The results were a mixed bag, but the Utah v. Strieff decision was the most egregious. It allows for illegally obtained evidence to be used against citizens. The majority said a cop’s instincts are good enough to get around […]

Policing After Utah v. Strieff


Alternative Gun Control Proposals
The mass shooting in Orlando has gotten lawmakers to do something beyond offering “thoughts and prayers.” Unfortunately, a lot of their proposals rely on the terror watch list, which is one of many bad ideas left over from the Bush II Administration. Remember them? “No guns for terrorists” makes sense politically; but the list is just […]

Alternative Gun Control Proposals


General Election Symptoms
Election years, which last for 16 months now, are a period where everyone goes bonkers and nothing gets done but a lot of shouting. This year is even worse, since one of the major party nominees is a narcissistic demagogue who’s normalizing a kind of hatred that will persist in our politics […]

General Election Symptoms



Million-Dollar Legal Maneuvers
Billionaire Paypal founder Peter Thiel has thin skin, so it makes sense that he’s also a Trump delegate. Unable to sue Gawker for outing him, Thiel used his fortune to anonymously fund other suits against the tabloid. A lot of “serious” journalists shrugged since they think Gawker got what they deserved, but […]

Peter Thiel’s Million-Dollar Legal Maneuvers


Conservatives Cure the Zika Virus
The Senate passed a not-great, but decent bill to address the threat of the Zika virus. The House version is garbage and uses the public health crisis mostly as a means to relax regulations on pesticides. By the time the House and Senate bills are reconciled, it will be too late to do anything […]

Conservatives Cure the Zika Virus


Sketchy Start-Ups
Uber and Lyft threw a tantrum and pulled out of Austin, Texas after voters upheld city regulations requiring background checks and fingerprinting for their drivers. A huge reason for the growth in Silicon Valley is reclassifying labor as “free stuff.” Users create content for free, contractors work without benefits, artists get pennies, if anything, […]

Sketchy Start-Ups



Cut from Commencement Speeches
It’s commencement season, and here in Boston that means there will be a bit more space on the T when the students go home. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Cut from Commencement Speeches


Same Old Party
Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee after last week’s primary. Much has been made about his differences with the GOP establishment, but those differences are mostly cosmetic, particularly of the bottled tan variety. I’m no campaign strategist, but it would probably be a good idea to take every opportunity to link Trump with the […]

Donald Trump’s Same Old Party


Ted Cruz's Path to the Presidency
The primaries are winding down, and it’s pretty clear who the nominees will be. So I wanted to needle Creepy Ted Cruz once more before attention shifts to the general election, which promises to be slightly less interminable than primary season. Read the comic at The New York Times.

Ted Cruz’s Path to the Presidency



More Monetary Makeovers
I’m apparently a huge currency nerd and can’t pass up an opportunity to do a cartoon about it whenever it’s in the news, even during a heated primary season. Read the cartoon at The New York Times. Here’s the one from last year when the Women on 20s petition first gained national […]

More Monetary Makeovers


A Credible Living Will
Five of the eight largest banks are still too big to fail. Regulators said their plans to wind down weren’t credible and would require bailouts in the event of another collapse. These banks are even bigger than they were in 2008, so the Great Recession Redux will certainly be interesting. Read the […]

A Credible Big Bank Living Will


The NYC Pandering Primary
New York’s primary matters for the first time in decades, and all of the remaining candidates are doing some campaign pandering in the Big Apple. Events are scheduled in the rest of the state of course, but with 8 million people, and the headquarters of the media, there’s been substantially […]

The NYC Pandering Primary