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Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil. GALLERY: More cartoons by Mark Wilson
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Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
GALLERY: More cartoons by Mark Wilson
House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday called the president’s offer to negotiate a budget, but only if Republicans first reopen the government and abandon the threat of default, “a demand for unconditional surrender.” What an Orwellian spin from the party that, in order to work its will, is demanding concessions from President Barack Obama on a list of issues from Obamacare to spending, entitlements...Read more »
A Congress that can't manage to do much of anything should avoid the need to do some things over and over again. That includes what's become an annual fight to make sure the interest rate on college student loans doesn't double. Nobody wants that to happen, least of all the millions of students with little choice other than to pile on debt. But the rate on subsidized Stafford loans will bound from...Read more »
The city of Detroit has been on the skids for decades, and Friday it finally tumbled into the financial abyss. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced he would appoint an emergency manager to take over the city’s troubled finances. A booming auto industry hub of 1.8 million people in the 1950s, Detroit now has just 700,000 residents. With boarded-up homes, darkened streets, high crime, inadequate policing...Read more »