The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/20

Every Saturday, TokyoSand takes the time to compile a collection of the week’s best political cartoons, and this week is no exception. Thank you, TS, for your hard work and your permission to share!


By John Darkow

Editorial cartoonists appear to be one of the last groups of people who speak out and say exactly what’s happening. They reveal what’s really going on behind all the pomp and circumstance in front of cameras and reporters, and entertain us along the way. Although to be clear, they’re not necessarily “funny.”

Here are our great editorial cartoonists on what they saw in the news this week.

SCOTUS Decision

By Walt Handelsman,The Advocate

By Ann Telnaes, Washington Post

By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

By Nick Anderson

By Steve Sack, Star Tribune


By Signe Wilkinson, Philly Daily News & Philly Inquirer (From 2017)

By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily News

By Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

By Ed Hall

Black Lives Matter

By Kevin Necessary

By Matt Davies, Newsday

By Matt Wuerker, Politico

By Kevin…

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17 thoughts on “The Week’s Best Cartoons 6/20

    • Interestingly, Roger and I had this same conversation a week or so ago, and I told him that I never did trust Wallace’s 180° turnaround, for I think that people’s hearts don’t much change, or as the saying goes, a leopard doesn’t change its spots. But, as Roger said and as you are saying, I suppose such a near-death experience makes one stop and think. Sadly, there are some things that you cannot go back and fix.


  1. Interesting one on the Supreme Court. I recall a theme Alastair Cooke used to revisit in his “Letter from America” series, an observation that often someone the president really wanted on the Supreme Court would become very independent on appointment and sometimes frustrate a president.
    Loved that one by ‘Kevin’
    Note on the one about George Wallace….Although Wallace remained a difficult character after his brush with death he seemed to have a change of heart, and turned his stance on race around.

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  2. Jill, to be frank the best comedy is the Barr/ Trump show who cannot fire someone without screwing it up. Setting aside that Trump wants the New York prosecutor Berman fired because he does not want Trump’s corrupt dealings cropping up in a trial over Rudy Guiliani, the process reveals Trump and his henchman Barr botched firing Berman.

    First, Friday is the night for firings by Trump. My guess he feels Saturday is the slowest news day, so he can avoid scrutiny. Second, Barr says at 9 pm that Berman has resigned, without conversing with Berman.
    Third, Berman at 11 pm said he has not resigned and will stay until his replacement is approved. Fourth, Barr said this morning he asked Trump to fire Berman in a letter. Fifth, Trump said he is not involved (yeah right). Sixth, today Barr said someone else is temporarily taking over that is different than the name he used last night.

    Laurel and Hardy are not as funny as these two, Trump and Barr. Not only is the pair on the shady side, they are not the most competent of people. Keith

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    • When I was in a position where I occasionally had to fire someone, I often did it late on Friday afternoon, to give the dust time to settle over the weekend. But, in Trump’s case, it is done in hopes that by Monday morning, we will have turned our focus to other events and have forgotten what he did on Friday night. In breaking news just a bit ago, Trump did follow through and fire Berman. You’re quite right … Berman has been investigating Trump’s finances, and I’m sure Trump feared something coming out right before the election, not to mention the Turkish bank scandal, among other things. Yeah, the Trump & Barr show, or the Donnie & Billy show would be funny … except it’s our lives they are playing with. Sigh.

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  3. Love all of TokyoSand’s picks! The selected cartoonists have all nailed it. The most impactful image for me is the one with the coffin, “Trump Rally 2020,” by Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. How can the GOP allow him to put so many lives at risk? What will it take for them to say ENOUGH? Looking to Bolton to save our democracy rests on shaky grounds of self-interest, so well depicted in “Bolton’s Book” by cartoonist Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle.

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    • The GOP, the city of Tulsa … they are all complicit in putting profit ahead of people, as is Trump himself. No, Bolton cannot save our democratic principles … he had the chance and blew it. But, his book might open enough eyes that we finally save ourselves.

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