Ed Stein

Ed Stein
Denver, Colorado, USA
November 22
Former editorial cartoonist for the Rocky Mountain News. Creator of Freshly Squeezed, a comic strip about family togetherness after the economic collapse, syndicated by Universal Uclick


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Editor’s Pick
MARCH 23, 2011 6:46PM


Now Obama has a war to call his very own. The hastily-assembled coalition is, by all accounts, in disarray, as the NATO allies have no clear command structure, have differing opinions about the goals of the intervention in Libya, and the Arab League, which had initially backed a no-fly zone… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 14, 2011 5:41PM


The United States has been moving steadily toward building a new generation of nuclear power plants, with the blessing both of conservatives, liberals and environmentalists, a seemingly happy convergence of interests to generate clean renewable energy. Then the Japanese earthquake and tsunami… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 10, 2011 11:09PM

Difficult Labor

The Republicans in Wisconsin finally found a way to impose their will without Democrats in attendance. Of course, everyone knows that the suppression of collective bargaining rights has nothing to do with the economy. This is about destroying unions, the largest source of funding for Democrat… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 2, 2011 2:54PM

Policy Shift

The continued and spreading unrest in the Arab world presents enormous challenges to the United States and other Western countries which have supported and continue to support autocratic regimes such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We’ve given lip service over the years to backing democratic… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 22, 2011 5:30PM

Club Fled

I couldn’t resist this one. In the Arab world and wherever else there’s a popular revolt against autocratic rule, it’s the dictator who ultimately flees. Not so in this country, evidently. In Wisconsin, where Republican Governor Scott Walker has proposed outrageously punitiv… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 15, 2011 4:46PM

This May Take Some Time

I keep wondering when conditions here will become so intolerable that Americans take to the streets. Nine percent unemployment, much worse than that for minorities and young people. Millions of homes foreclosed. Bankers raking in megabuck bonuses after having brought the economy to its knees.… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 9, 2011 4:53PM

Equal Justice

The Supreme Court has always divided on ideological grounds, but I’m not sure if I’ve seen the Court divide on such politically partisan grounds in my lifetime. In the past, justices often ended up, after a few years on the Court, on the opposite side of the political divide from… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 26, 2011 5:27PM


I’ve always thought the official responses to the State of the Union address kind of silly. Few of the presidential speeches are substantive in any way–usually just generalities restating the philosophy and broad agenda of the president–with few if any specifics. Then the ot… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 17, 2011 3:02PM

Limiting Access

The NRA and their allies have so completely cowed our legislators and the public that the few desperate calls for serious gun control in the wake of the Tucson shootings have been barely audible in the partisan shouting match that followed. This, despite the obvious fact that a lunatic… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 29, 2010 3:48PM

In With the New

I probably shouldn’t draw cartoons I dream up in the middle of the night. I tried for days to come up with a New Year cartoon, without success. Last night at 3 am, this came to me. I’m not entirely sure it works, but deadlines do have a way of… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 21, 2010 3:19PM


Finally, the discriminatory policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone. Gays and lesbians now can serve their country openly in the armed forces. My prediction: there will be a tiny number of well-publicized problems here and there, but for the most part, nothing will happen, and in a… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 15, 2010 11:17AM


Continuing with the holiday theme. It looks like the recovery is finally gaining steam, as consumers begin to spend more. Jobs are another story, as companies, still unsure about the strength of the economy, continue to hold on to cash and refuse to hire. Employment is always a lagging indica… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 2, 2010 1:36PM

Ransom Note

One day after President Obama and GOP leaders met and announced that they had heard the message of the midterm elections–that the people of this country wanted them to find a way to work together– Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell delivered a letter signed by all 42 Republica… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JUNE 3, 2010 12:30AM


This cartoon is in no way intended to absolve Israel of its actions. I’ve been a critic of the way Israel deals with the Palestinians for years. Many years ago, when Israel first occupied the West Bank and Gaza, Amos Oz, the great Israeli novelist (and soldier in the ‘67… Read full post »