‘Total Eclipse of Tolerance?’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE App!

‘Total Eclipse of Tolerance?’: Latest Edition of HT’s FREE App!

New edition: “Total Eclipse: Hate tries to eclipse tolerance in Trump’s America” – Now available on our FREE Humor Times “News in Cartoons” app!

In the latest edition of the News in Cartoons Humor Times app, called Total Eclipse, the world’s greatest editorial cartoonists (who populate our popular Humor Times magazine with great material every single month) review the latest news in the way only political cartoonists can.

Total Eclipse, Rob Rogers, News in CartoonsEach edition of the News in Cartoons app features a string of hilariously biting editorial cartoons for the reader to swipe through, strung together with narrative captions — telling each week’s recent news story in a very entertaining way.

The entire world was stunned when the president seemed to equate neo-Nazis with our Founding Fathers recently, praising the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Although he read from a script a couple days later, trying to sound a bit more presidential while being critical of the white nationalists, he sabotaged himself the following day when he let his true feelings out. In yet another insane diatribe that his handlers dread, he said there were “fine people on both sides,” and blamed the “alt-left” just as much as the neo-Nazis who were proudly chanting their hatred of Jews and everyone not like them.

It is times like these that call for the talents of the world’s greatest political cartoonists, who help to give us perspective and even laugh in the face of such un-American behavior from our supposed “leader.” But they do not let Trump off the hook, using hard-hitting political satire to take him down a few notches.

The News in Cartoons app also features a “bonus cartoon” each issue, as well as a funny video of the week — this week’s short being a classic one from “Funny or Die,” showing a Robert E. Lee stature singing about his feelings on being taken down.

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Each edition is basically an excerpt from the Humor Times monthly magazine (available in print or digital format all over the world), a publication that reviews recent news stories in hilarious fashion with editorial cartoons by the finest in the business, arranged with a running narrative above each cartoon, stringing them together to tell a recent news story.

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It Is Done: The Election They Said Couldn’t Happen

It Is Done: The Election They Said Couldn’t Happen

It’s all over but the wailing and gnashing of teeth: Post-election blues with Donald Trump.

This page on the election of Donald Trump is an excerpt from an issue of the Humor Times magazine. The monthly publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world. Get the News in Cartoons‘ app here (so far only available for Android devices — stay tuned for the roll out of our iOS and other apps).

Now that it’s all over…

election Donald Trump

the healing can begin.

Trump announced his 100-day plan…

and the media did some navel-gazing.

We can’t say we weren’t warned.

Trump says he’ll be a president for everyone…

and a uniter, not a divider…

Trump

but the divisions will be hard to repair.

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Watch: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Jack Ohman Interview with the Humor Times

Watch: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Jack Ohman Interview with the Humor Times

Exclusive Humor Times interview with Jack Ohman, now available here and on the ‘Soapbox’ YouTube channel. Humor Times editor James Israel sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman for an in-depth interview you … Read more

News in Cartoons: Donald Trump – Yuuuge!

News in Cartoons: Donald Trump – Yuuuge!

Donald Trump takes on the entire Republican presidential candidate field and blows ’em away

This page on the rise of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries is an excerpt from an issue of the Humor Times magazine. The monthly publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world. Get the News in Cartoons‘ app here (so far only available for Android devices — stay tuned for the roll out of our iOS and other apps).

The biggest star of the circus rolled on…

Donald Trump

swatting away the competition like flies.

Donald Trump

He seemingly could do no wrong…

and has never lacked in self-esteem.

His immigration policy was quite popular…

but establishment Repubs had a problem with him.

It wasn’t all bad, though…

and there were some theories about what was really going on behind the scenes.

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Kim Jung Un, Movie Critic – An Exclusive HT Cartoon News Report!

Kim Jung Un, Movie Critic – An Exclusive HT Cartoon News Report!

Kim Jung Un plays movie critic

[This page is an excerpt from the Humor Times magazine.
The monthly publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world.]

Everyone knows how backward North Korea is…

Kim Jung Un

but who knew they were such movie buffs?

04-2

Turns out, Kim Jung Un is a very opinionated critic…

04-3

and he loves basking in all the attention.

04-4

The sky’s the limit for this young Un…

04-5

and he’s looking to branch out.

04-6

Meanwhile, movie execs have a reputation to protect…

04-7

and an elite team has been assembled to do just that.

04-8

 

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From Wikipedia:
The Interview is a controversial 2014 American comedy film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in their second directorial work, following This Is the End. The screenplay by Dan Sterling is from a story by Rogen, Goldberg and Sterling. The film stars Rogen and James Franco as journalists instructed to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong un (played by Randall Park) after booking an interview with him.
In June 2014, the North Korean government threatened “merciless” action against the United States if the film’s distributor, Columbia Pictures, went ahead with the release. Columbia delayed the release from October 10 to December 25, and reportedly edited the film to make it more acceptable to North Korea. In November, the computer systems of parent company Sony Pictures Entertainment were hacked by the “Guardians of Peace”, a group the FBI believes has ties to North Korea. After leaking several other then-upcoming Sony films and other sensitive internal information, the group demanded that Sony pull The Interview, which it referred to as “the movie of terrorism.” On December 16, 2014, the Guardians of Peace threatened terrorist attacks against cinemas that played The Interview.
On December 17, after a number of major North American cinema chains canceled screenings in the interest of safety, Sony canceled the theatrical release of The Interview, drawing criticism from the media, Hollywood figures and the White House. Despite initially stating that it had no plans to release the film, Sony made The Interview available for online rental and purchase on December 24, and it had a limited release at selected cinemas on December 25. The Interview has earned $40 million in digital rentals, making it Sony’s most successful digital release, and over $6 million at the U.S. box office. It received mixed reviews.
Rogen and Goldberg developed the idea for The Interview in the late 2000s, joking about what would happen if a journalist was required to assassinate a world leader. They picked North Korea leader Kim Jong-il, but put the project on hold until Jong-il died and his son Kim Jong un assumed power in 2011. Development resumed when Rogen and Goldberg realized that Kim Jong un is closer to their own age, which they felt would be funnier. is closer to their own age, which they felt would be funnier.

Michael Egan Editorial Cartoons

Michael Egan Editorial Cartoons

Michael Egan’s Editorial Cartoon Gallery

Click on any Michael Egan thumbnail to enlarge, then you may page through cartoons, or click on image to return to gallery.

By Michael Egan

 

Michael Egan Editorial Cartoons

Them That Has, and Them That Don’t: Rich vs Poor – An Exclusive HT Cartoon News Report!

Them That Has, and Them That Don’t: Rich vs Poor – An Exclusive HT Cartoon News Report!

It’s Rich vs Poor, but the downtrodden wealthy are finally getting some help!

[This page is an excerpt from the Humor Times magazine.
The monthly publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world.]

It’s rich vs poor, as income inequality gets more lopsided…

rich vs poor

so there’s a long way to go.

05-2

The state of the union is shabby…

05-3c

and it’s hard to put a positive spin on it.

05-4c

Wall Street continues to play fast and loose…

Rich vs Poor

because they are still just too big to fail.

Rich vs Poor

Meanwhile, debt ceiling freezers felt the squeeze…

Rich vs Poor

as are ma & pa farms.

Rich vs Poor

 

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Wikipedia on rich vs poor:
Wealth inequality in the United States (also known as the wealth gap or rich vs poor) refers to the unequal distribution of assets among residents of the United States. Wealth includes the values of homes, automobiles, personal valuables, businesses, savings, and investments. Just prior to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, media reported that the top wealthiest 1% possess 40% of the nation’s wealth; the bottom 80% own 7%. The gap between the top 10% and the middle class is over 1,000%; that increases another 1000% for the top 1%. The average employee “needs to work more than a month to earn what the CEO earns in one hour.” Although different from income inequality, the two are related. In Inequality for All—a 2013 documentary with Robert Reich in which he argued that income inequality is the defining issue for the United States—Reich states that 95% of economic gains went to the top 1% net worth (HNWI) since 2009 when the recovery allegedly started.
A 2011 study found that US citizens across the political spectrum dramatically underestimate the current US wealth inequality and would prefer a far more egalitarian distribution of wealth.
Wealth is usually not used for daily expenditures or factored into household budgets, but combined with income it comprises the family’s total opportunity “to secure a desired stature and standard of living, or pass their class status along to one’s children.” Moreover, “wealth provides for both short- and long-term financial security, bestows social prestige, and contributes to political power, and can be used to produce more wealth.” Hence, wealth possesses a psychological element that awards people the feeling of agency, or the ability to act. The accumulation of wealth grants more options and eliminates restrictions about how one can live life. Dennis Gilbert asserts that the standard of living of the working and middle classes is dependent upon income and wages, while the rich tend to rely on wealth, distinguishing them from the vast majority of Americans. Rich vs poor, indeed.

Polar Vortex-Gate: An Exclusive Humor Times Cartoon Report!

Polar Vortex-Gate: An Exclusive Humor Times Cartoon Report!

The recent “Polar Vortex” has people spooked

 

[This page is an excerpt from the Humor Times magazine. The monthly
publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world.]

It got very cold in January.

Polar Vortex -gate

How cold was it, you ask?

Polar Vortex -gate

Cold enough…

Polar Vortex -gate

to surprise even the most jaded.

Polar Vortex -gate

Many took it as proof…

Polar Vortex -gate

that they had been right all along…

Polar Vortex -gate

so that settles that.

Polar Vortex -gate

Yup, there’s just no arguing with some folks.

Polar Vortex -gate

 

From Wikipedia:
A polar vortex (also known as a polar cyclone, polar low, or a circumpolar whirl) is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near either of a planet’s geographical poles. On Earth, the polar vortices are located in the middle and upper troposphere and the stratosphere. They surround the polar highs and lie in the wake of the polar front. These cold-core low-pressure areas strengthen in the winter and weaken in the summer due to their reliance upon the temperature differential between the equator and the poles.[2] They usually span less than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) in which the air is circulating in a counter-clockwise fashion (in the Northern Hemisphere). As with other cyclones, their rotation is caused by the Coriolis effect.
The Arctic vortex in the Northern Hemisphere has two centers, one near Baffin Island and the other over northeast Siberia. In the southern hemisphere, it tends to be located near the edge of the Ross ice shelf near 160 west longitude. When the polar vortex is strong, the Westerlies increase in strength. When the polar cyclone is weak, the general flow pattern across mid-latitudes buckles and significant cold outbreaks occur. Ozone depletion occurs within the polar vortex, particularly over the Southern Hemisphere, which reaches a maximum in the spring.
For the 2014 extreme weather event, see 2014 North American cold wave.

I Spy – An Exclusive Cartoon Report on Global Surveillance!

I Spy – An Exclusive Cartoon Report on Global Surveillance!

Global Surveillance, NSA style

Some say the NSA is an out of control monster…

I Spy, a Cartoon Report on NSA Surveillance

and it’s clear that they’ve overstepped boundaries.

I Spy, a Cartoon Report on NSA Surveillance

They can hear (all of) you now…

09-3c

and history will not look kindly on them.

09-4c

It’s an uncomfortable situation…

09-5

that needs to be rectified.

09-6c

The president may have to do some soul searching…

09-7c

before it’s too late.

09-8

[This page is an excerpt from the Humor Times magazine. The monthly publication is available in print or digital formats, all over the world.]

From Wikipedia:
The global surveillance disclosure refers to an ongoing series of news reports in the international media that revealed operational details regarding the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and its international partners’ mass surveillance of foreign nationals as well as U.S. citizens. The vast majority of reports emanated from a cache of top secret documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
On June 6, 2013, the first of Snowden’s documents were published simultaneously by The Washington Post and The Guardian, attracting considerable public attention.[1] The disclosure continued throughout the entire year of 2013, and a significant portion of the full cache of 1.5 million documents[2] was later obtained and published by many other media outlets worldwide, most notably the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australia), O Globo (Brazil), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada), Le Monde (France), Der Spiegel (Germany), L’espresso (Italy), NRC Handelsblad (the Netherlands), Dagbladet (Norway), El País (Spain), Sveriges Television (Sweden), ProPublica and The New York Times (USA).[3]
In summary, these media reports have shed light on the implications of several secret treaties signed by members of the UKUSA Agreement in their efforts to implement global surveillance. For example, Der Speigel revealed how the German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) transfers “massive amounts of intercepted data to the NSA”,[4] while Sveriges Television revealed that Sweden is continuously providing the NSA with data gathered from telecom cables intercepted by the FRA (Försvarets radioanstalt), under a secret treaty signed in 1954 for bilateral cooperation on surveillance.[5]
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