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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JULY 19, 2012 10:22AM

Freshly Squeezed July 19


Continuing the theme of getting the kids off the computer and out of doors. My daughter accuses me of favoring my son the computer geek in the strips, but this one’s for her. How can someone spend that much time during the summer watching videos on the computer? See… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2012 11:52AM

Full Disclosure

The question of disclosure looms large this election cycle. First, there’s the appalling Citizens United decision, in which the Supreme Court opened the floodgates to anonymous corporate money. This is having a huge impact on this campaign season, as a tsunami of unregulated money from undisclo… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2012 10:57AM

A Little Late

Here’s last Sunday’s Freshly Squeezed comic, in case you missed it. If you read the strip in the Denver Post, you definitely missed it. The good news is, you can read it online every day at GoComics.com

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JULY 16, 2012 1:41PM

Freshly Squeezed July 16

My son fell in love with computers when he was 12. Getting him off the Mac and out of his room was always a chore. My daughter, if left to her own devices, would stay in bed with her laptop for hours on end. I don’t suppose it did either… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2012 7:46PM

Repealing Health Care

This just in: the House voted to repeal the new health care law. That is, the Republicans in the House went through the fruitless exercise of once again voting to do something the Senate has no intention of going along with. This makes sense for Republicans, because it must be really… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2012 12:16PM

Freshly Squeezed July 11

Here’s today’s offering. Basically, it continues a longstanding theme–the men are reluctant to leave the tv when a game–any-game–is on, and get the exercise they know they should be getting. Liz and Sarah, with the best wishes for their men at heart, never give u… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2012 9:26AM

What I want to Tell Mitt

The invitation to the Mitt Romney latest fundraiser arrived in a shiny gold envelope with my name hand-inscribed by a very good calligrapher. Unfortunately, I spent the $50,000 it would have cost to attend on health insurance for my family last month. It’s too bad I didn’t have a chance t… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2012 9:01AM

Freshly Squeezed July 10

Freshly Squeezed is this month’s featured comic at Universal UClick. Catch up on all the strips at http://GoComics.com/freshlysqueezed. Here’s today’s offering.

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JULY 5, 2012 9:30AM

Catching up on Freshly Squeezed

Here’s today’s offering. Now that I’m no longer grinding out editorial cartoons, I can spend more time developing the strip.

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Those of you who’ve followed my work on this site have probably noticed that I haven’t been posting a lot lately. After a lengthy debate with myself, I’ve informed Universal Press, the syndicate that distributes my work to newspapers, that I’ve drawn my last editorial cartoon.… Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2012 7:24PM

About Face

A little late posting this one. As you probably heard, the Facebook IPO didn’t go so well.

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MAY 31, 2012 12:18AM

Help on the Way

The Republicans, having stoked anti-government sentiment to a fever pitch, have certainly made an odd choice in their presidential candidate–a man who represents the only sector in the country with a lower standing than Congress. If I had to choose between the party that still holds out… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 9, 2012 5:55PM

Underwear Bomb

I drew a version of this one in 2006, anticipating the 2010 underwear bomb. With a slight caption revision, it’s as good today as it was then.  As Mark Twain once observed, history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

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MAY 8, 2012 3:17PM

Freshly Squeezed

I haven’t posted the dailies of my comic strip, Freshly Squeezed, for quite a while. Here are yesterday’s and today’s. You can read it regularly, and even have it sent to your inbox every day, by going to Goccomics.com/freshly squeezed and signing up. 

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MAY 4, 2012 9:04PM

Higher Math

Congress, as usual, is paralyzed. It can’t figure out how to extend the low-cost student loan program. Without Congressional action, the interest rate will double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8, on July 1. The cost of extending the program for a year is estimated to be $6 billion. With the… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 2, 2012 4:26PM


I’ve grown to hate presidential campaigns. No matter what either candidate does, the other guy, and the  echo chamber of his supporters in Congress and the media, will attack it. Obama may be guilty of over-celebrating the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, but one has to ask… Read full post »

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APRIL 26, 2012 6:29PM

Patent Pending

The big tech companies are spending billions to stockpile patents. Earlier this month Microsoft paid more than $1 million each for 925 AOL patents, Microsoft then sold 650 of them to Facebook for $550 million. Google and Apple have aggressively hoarded patents, as well. The reason? Yes, these… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2012 8:53PM

Going Down

As usual, this completely dysfunctional Congress can’t seem to find the fix for Social Security. The trust fund is now estimated to run out of money in 2033, three years earlier than previously anticipated. After that, taxes will cover only about 75 percent of promised benefits. It&#821… Read full post »

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APRIL 19, 2012 6:13PM

The Final Frontier


It’s sad to see the space shuttle Discovery being flown to the Smithsonian. Not that the shuttle hadn’t outlived its usefulness, but there’s no replacement for it, meaning that manned space exploration, at least by Americans, is over for now and likely for a long time… Read full post »

APRIL 16, 2012 3:07PM

Down With the Ship

Another Titanic cartoon. Hey, we only get the centennial of the sinking once. The Ryan budget, now the official budget of the Republican Party and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, is certainly bold. It’s also radical. Over time, it would essentially limit the federal governmen… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 7:51PM

Under Water

Sunday, April 15 is the hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Why is it that this event still grips the imagination today. Other ships have sunk, with greater loss of life, over the years, but none seem to fascinate like the Titanic. Perhaps it’s the colossal name, or… Read full post »

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APRIL 9, 2012 4:08PM

A Few Questions



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APRIL 6, 2012 2:42PM

Flexible Agenda

I hate elections. Campaign rhetoric invariable distracts us from the real issues confronting the nation, and campaigns always seem to bring out the worst in candidates. Romney’s latest is laughable on so many levels, it’s almost impossible to parody, but I gave it a try. Based on… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2012 2:34PM

Dangerous Weapon


I’m a bit late with tis one, but the issues raised by the Trayvon Martin shooting aren’t going away any time soon. This country seems forever trapped in the surreal nexus of race, guns and fear that ended Martin’s life. At one point in the frenzied national discussion… Read full post »

MARCH 30, 2012 7:25PM


Another one about the Supreme Court’s likely decision, unthinkable just a few months ago. If the Court throws this back to Congress, it may be another generation before Americans can enjoy the health care security that every other industrialized democracy enjoys. In the meantime, more m… Read full post »