An ongoing collection of cartoons by Sage Stossel, a contributing editor for The Atlantic and an award-winning cartoonist for the Provincetown Banner, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. She is the author/illustrator of the children’s books On the Loose in Boston, On the Loose in Washington, D.C., and On the Loose in Philadelphia, and of the graphic novel Starling, which is serialized at GoComics.com.
As Obama meets with Cuba’s President Raul Castro, here’s a look back at a cartoon from 2006, on Castro’s imagined preparations for assuming power from his brother Fidel. (Of course, in 2016, it’s here in America that a dramatically coiffed figure with authoritarian leanings is angling to assume power … )
With the Granite State’s nominating contest once again approaching, and
some people—as in past years—questioning why its primary deserves to come first (Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC, recently expressed interest in instituting "a rotating primary process" or a "random lottery"), this 2012 cartoon still seems applicable four years later: