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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Obama Wins Iowa


at 1/4/08, 6:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The intention of this drawing is lost on me. Is Obama's win in Iowa the realization of MLK's dream? Is it meant to say that MLK spoke in broad terms while Obama has had to rely on process politics? Sorry, I'm not quite sure I get it.

at 1/4/08, 8:31 PM Anonymous Joseph Harbin said...

I thought I got it, but Obama's expression throws me off.

at 1/4/08, 8:57 PM Blogger Wettengel said...

I don't get it either.

at 1/4/08, 10:09 PM Anonymous Original Anonymous said...

I'm glad I am not alone. I too was thrown off by Obama's expression, Joseph.
Maybe Jim will see this and help us out.

at 1/5/08, 7:38 AM Anonymous edwards for president said...

isn't it just vision vs. pragmatism

at 1/5/08, 10:07 AM Anonymous J. H. said...

E for P, Yes, I think you're right. Thanks.

at 1/5/08, 3:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what Matthew Hansel thinks about this!?!?!

at 1/6/08, 1:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police paid for by chief

Six days after assigning police to patrol his aunt's funeral Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher wrote a check to the city for almost $1,800 for "funeral services."

Is this the same department that started the race riots in Cincinnati in 2001? Where are the Feds???????????

at 1/6/08, 1:26 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cincy has to start somewhere....

at 1/6/08, 2:12 PM Anonymous Drew said...

I must say, I was almost a bit taken aback by this. It seems like this cartoon is suggesting that Obama is MLK 2.0 in that he has a plan that Dr. King did not. Are you implying that Dr. King's dream was less significant than Obama's campaign strategy? I don't mean to criticize, I'm just a little bit confused and need clarification.

at 1/6/08, 2:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if this guy can stop the deportation of arms and legs to Iraq? (Can God stop a nuclear war?)

Meanwhile, Huckabee on guitar...(add him to the white house rock 'n roll hall of fame with Clinton)

Is it safer to stay in bed, than to go out and vote? (rhetorical question)

at 1/6/08, 2:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

R. Qualls should run after this next disaster (Jerry Springer could do better)

at 1/6/08, 2:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

(is that oj?)

at 1/6/08, 3:22 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

just as long as they don't FIX the votes...

at 1/6/08, 4:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

america's young people is her ONLY hope!

at 1/6/08, 7:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the USA needs a roadmap to prevent a nuclear holocaust.

at 1/7/08, 12:26 AM Anonymous Huh? said...

This cartoon is not very clear.

Obama's expression makes it look like he's bored with his road map to the Presidency.

Jim, I know this is the last thing a cartoonist wants to hear, but will you explain what you intended to say with this cartoon?

at 1/7/08, 12:45 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jim, great 'toon. Enigmatic.


at 1/7/08, 9:45 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cartoon is worth lots of sharing, which is what I tried to do with several friends around the country. I was particularly excited to see one could send an e-mail postcard with the cartoon affixed. It didn't work. Efforts to report the transmission problem resulted in the e-mail being sent back to me. One call to the editorial voice mail resulted in no response. Calls to customer service resulted in getting a phone number to call the Classified Ads department. What gives? Finally, there is something in the Enquirer that reflects progressive thought and it can't be shared.

at 1/7/08, 10:18 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

and what has mayor mallory done for cincinnati? what has any mayor done for cincinnati? besides qualls,

at 1/7/08, 10:21 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

good for bush - he doesn't have to say anything because the republicans are going to do exactly the same thing he has done for the last 7+ years!

Bush on 2008 race: No comment, yet By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
Mon Jan 7, 3:55 AM ET

WASHINGTON - In a presidential race not lacking for pundits, at least one person is trying to keep his mouth shut: the president himself.


President Bush's silent approach toward

at 1/7/08, 11:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

just ask the cincy police dept for a roadmap

The April 2001 riots, sparked by the shooting of African-American Timothy Thomas by Officer Stephen Roach, threw the Cincinnati Police Department back into the national eye. The outcry prompted a U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division investigation that culminated in a federal agreement with both the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Police Department towards the improvement of area law enforcement. Along with new publications on community policing and public relations, this Memorandum of Agreement may be viewed online or in print in the Information & Reference Department. The first quarterly status report, in which the CPD’s compliance with the Memorandum is reviewed, has been posted to the CPD website with other collaborative documents. Additional information on Cincinnati Police Practices (including the Final Settlement of the U.S. District Court) is available on the ACLU’s website.

A lengthy review of racial profiling in Cincinnati by the consulting firm RAND Corporation led to the study “Police-Community Relations in Cincinnati.” This item is available only online—you’ll find a link to the title in our Catalog.

A concurrent internal investigation of Officer Roach was carried out by the Cincinnati Police Department, culminating in a report released to the public. Numerous newspaper articles tracking the riots, the investigations, the ensuing boycott, and the creation of Cincinnati CAN (Community Action Now) task force and the Citizen Complaint Authority may be searched via Newsdex. Type in “Cincinnati (City) Police Department” as the main subject heading in order to retrieve lists of articles on the CPD over the years, all of which may be read in the Magazines & Newspapers Department. More information can also be found in the RAND report, Police-Community Relations in Cincinnati. See also the local media’s joint archive of news stories and links online pertaining to recent developments in our community’s race relations.

Information on the current Cincinnati Police Department is online, including recruitment information, neighborhood crime statistics, photos and descriptions of missing persons as well as Cincinnati’s Most Wanted, and a memorial to officers who have died in the line of duty. The website also offers online forms for citizen complaints and service feedback, as well as a list of neighborhood assignments for police officers. Cincinnati was also included in a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Police Departments in Large Cities, which offers a statistical profile of department personnel and equipment.

The Cincinnati Police conducts ongoing recruitment for new police officers. The Information & Reference Department’s collection contains several study guides for general police exams. The Cincinnati Police webpage contains a detailed document called “Police Recruit Information Guide” for those who are interested.

at 1/7/08, 11:51 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it because it left me with freedom to think about all the different meanings there might be. I could list mine but that would interfere with others freedom of interpretation.

Jim, it worked for me. Keep it up. Maybe none of us know this path, it's new.


at 1/7/08, 1:24 PM Blogger Matthew Hansel said...

I like the idea of multiple interpretations of Obama's expression, and had Jim not said anything otherwise, I would have been content to leave it at that.

The idea is solid enough, though.


at 1/7/08, 1:28 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Catholics have been complaining for 1/2 a century that women can't be priests, and now that they have the chance to vote for women in office (everywhere)...

Catholics are more willing to send their sons to war in Iraq (death) than to Rome to become priests (life)

at 1/7/08, 1:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

does Iraq have a roadmap...and He descended into hell...or a budget (cap)?????????????

at 1/7/08, 1:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...


at 1/7/08, 1:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 Corinthians 3
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

at 1/7/08, 2:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

US Navy ships harassed by Iran
In what is being called a serious provocation, Iranian boats provoked three US Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said today. (AP, 12:25 p.m.)

at 1/7/08, 2:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

MLK stood for freedom, which this whole country lacks


wars (Iraq, Desert Storm, Vietnam, etc)
debt with no cap
foregin relations: who doesn't hate the USA?
economey: what is the value of the dollar today? and what actually moves the stock? and what is the state of ss? medicare? healthcare?
eduction: i don't think we're at the top in the world anymore in any category
football: will Ohio State win????

at 1/13/08, 4:24 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama who?

at 1/13/08, 8:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's more racial tension in Atlanta than in Cincinnati

at 1/14/08, 8:28 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton, Obama clash over race issue

So it IS about RACE!! (sneaky!)

at 1/14/08, 9:02 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus, who Martin Luther King quoted a lot, said, "Blessed are the PeaceMakers"

I guess you don't really have to DO what MLK said to DO, just use him as an endorsement, like the christians use Jesus

at 1/15/08, 9:15 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

if this election campaign is all about race, and it is, then the usa is going to get caught up in this infinite quagmire, instead of being able to do the higher things, and especially prepare for the 3rd world war bush is pushing us into

at 1/17/08, 9:55 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's malcolm X?

at 1/17/08, 2:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

MLK saw heaven, this is hell

at 1/17/08, 9:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marvin, Marvin! we need you!

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