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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JUNE 23, 2011 7:24PM


JUNE 23, 2011 10:36AM

Huntsman Announces Candidacy

Jon M. Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday. Speaking from the same spot that Ronald Reagan announced his campaign for president, Mr. Huntsman promised a polite, civil campaign. Huntsman, because of his reputation as a pr… Read full post »

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JUNE 22, 2011 3:38PM

Supreme Shopping Experience

The Supreme Court’s dismissal of the class action suit by women employees of Walmart should not come as a surprise. The Roberts Court has been almost unremittingly hostile to employees, and equally friendly to corporate interests. Nor should it surprise anyone that the Court, once again… Read full post »

JUNE 17, 2011 1:12PM


The upcoming “golf summit” with President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and late additions Paul Ryan and Joe Biden, may well produce the long-awaited agreement on deficit reduction, forestalling a default brought on by Republican (along with some Democrats) refusal to raise t… Read full post »

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JUNE 15, 2011 6:55PM

The Winner Is. . .

Anyone other than us pundits watch the debate among the presidential wannabees on the Republican side the other day? Of course, they all ganged up on Obama, who, if the folks on stage are to be believed, is single-handedly responsible for all bad things that ever happened, are happening, or… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2011 7:09PM

Palin to Write History Book

Regnery Publishing announced today that it has signed Sarah Palin to write a definitive history of the United States. Regnery is the leading conservative publisher in the United States. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a source close to Ms. Palin has confirmed that the deal includes an an… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2011 2:34PM

Tow Truck

The economy continues to lurch along, gaining a little bit of steam, then falling back again. Unemployment stays stubbornly around 9%, homes are still being foreclosed at a ferocious rate, and  the housing industry remains in a deep funk, Meanwhile, official Washington is consumed with the d… Read full post »

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JUNE 8, 2011 7:39PM


The Weiner affair  got me thinking about how people use the modern communication tools at our disposal. For good or ill, we are connected in ways we never were before. Social networking sites like Twitter have been rightly praised for their impact on authoritarian societies, where dictators… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2011 5:47PM


The Republicans sure love drama, don’t they. First they threatened to shut the government down unless their demands were met. Now they’re swearing they won’t agree to raise the debt ceiling unless they get the deep cuts they want. Shutting down the government would have caus… Read full post »

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JUNE 1, 2011 9:37AM


I just returned from my son’s graduation from Boston University. It’s a big school, with thousands of graduates–so many that each department hands out the diplomas in a separate ceremony–and it’s only one of many colleges and universities in the area. Harvard, Tu… Read full post »

MAY 21, 2011 10:33AM

Relief: World Still Here

This just in: The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald reports that the Rapture predicted by American televangelist Harold Camping has not happened. Camping said that the end of the world would begin today at 6pm local time in each time zone with strong earthquakes. That time has already come in Sydney,… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2011 1:54PM

High Water

The game of chicken over raising the debt limit continues, with Republicans (and some Democrats) vowing that any vote for it will have to be accompanied by deep budget cuts, and tax increases of any kind will not be considered.  If Republicans have their way, there’s only one possible… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2011 10:33AM

Paul Ryan Rides Again

You have to hand it to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan.  Having his head handed to him by the public for his initial attempt to eviscerate Medicare hasn’t fazed him in the least. He’s at it again, this time blaming our economic troubles on health care reform. He begins his thesis… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2011 9:56AM


One of the main reasons for the unrest in the Arab world is the rising cost of food, and the inability or unwillingness of Arab dictators, who are way too busy amassing obscene fortunes for themselves and their cronies, to do something about it. We in this country are not… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2011 1:03PM


Once upon a time, Republicans could have original ideas, could differ from others in their party on substantive issues, and could come up with creative pragmatic solutions to problems. That was then. Now, it is required that all candidates adhere to the right wing dogma of the day. Policy has… Read full post »

MAY 12, 2011 5:15PM


The Arab Spring that has toppled dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, and is spreading to many parts of the Islamic world, may yet fail to produce productive change in Libya, Syria, Yemen and other places to which it has spread–at least in the short term. Dictators like to stay in… Read full post »

MAY 2, 2011 6:19PM


After almost ten years, the United States has tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the infamous 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I don’t enjoy celebrating the death of anyone, but I’ll make an exception in this case. Bin Laden, as Pres… Read full post »

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APRIL 30, 2011 3:43PM


Recent polling indicates that more Americans are pessimistic, despite the recovery seemingly gaining steam. Could it be that the relentless 24-hour news cycle dishes up such a wealth of contradictory info that we are have no time to digest before the next round of data/opinion/speculation arr… Read full post »

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APRIL 27, 2011 8:59PM

Birth Certificate

Okay, so Trump is an easy target. Still, I had to do it.

APRIL 26, 2011 3:04PM

To Boldly Go

When the space shuttle Atlantis makes its final flight at the end of June, the United States’ manned space program will come to an end for the foreseeable future. For those of us who grew up with the space program, first catching up to the Soviets after their launch of… Read full post »

APRIL 21, 2011 10:57AM

Bank Failures

The good news is, the national unemployment rate has dipped below 9%. The bad news is the national unemployment rate is just below 9%, and Washington has turned its attention on to the next issue, the national debt. People are still desperate for work, homes are still being foreclosed at… Read full post »

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APRIL 20, 2011 1:17PM


I was tempted to use the controllers asleep at the switch as a metaphor for the current state of politics–the budget fight, etc–but so many other cartoonists did that I decided to concentrate on air safety instead, which is, after all, the real issue here. Given the way things are… Read full post »

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APRIL 13, 2011 1:35PM

Job Search

The strange thing about this recovery is how few are benefitting. Businesses are awash in profit, their CEOs again reaping the obscene rewards they enjoyed before the economic implosion, not to mention that they get to keep much more of it thanks to the extension of the Bush tax cuts.… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2011 1:27PM

Defeat at Sea

The post-2010 Obama style is emerging. Out is the optimistic liberal standard bearer. In is the Clintonian triangler. Let the Republicans frame the agenda, stay above the fray, expend as little political capital as possible, then step in as the mediator to forge a last-minute consensus. Hey,… Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2011 5:22PM


Enough said.