Ben Sargent

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Loon Star: The U.S. Department of Denial

by | Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 10:00 am CST
Culture

Loon Star State: Autocratic for the People

How ’bout that debate?

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Erika Andiola Says Dreamers Know How to Push Biden: “All we can do is pick our opponent,” says Andiola, the chief … Read More

A large boot is crushing Lady Liberty while a trooper says to the boot, "Hey trooper—got something on your shoe."
Culture

Loon Star: Trampled Liberty

The latest cartoon from Ben Sargent.

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Death in Dalhart: After a farmworker in the rural Texas Panhandle died of complications from COVID-19, his family and federal investigators … Read More

Greg Abbott captains a ship called Texas. The crew follows his numerous orders that arrive in quick succession; one crew member says, "At least he's not saying 'blow holes in the bottom' like Lieutenant Patrick."
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Loon Star: Greg Abbott’s Rickety Ship

Hoist the tops! Lower the tops!

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails: The lack of access for eligible voters in … Read More

Trump in a fire suit saying in a bulleted list: 'There is no fire. There's a fire but it's almost out. The Chinese Set the fire. The fire'll disappear like a miracle. Put the fire out with Lysol. I'm doing this incredibly well. I'm not responsible at all. Without me there'd be a zillion fires. Nothing to see here, go back to church. There is no fire." As a fire clearly rages behind him.
Culture

Loon Star: Nothing to See Here, Folks

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: The Texotics: As Texas landowners breed exotic animals like kudu and nilgai, they’re running a massive unplanned and unregulated natural experiment. … Read More

Quotes from presidents. "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." -FDR "Ask what you can do for your country." -JFK "I don't take responsibility at all." -DJT
Culture

Loon Star: Leading By Example

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Houston Is Ground Zero for a Potentially Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment: A plasma treatment trial is now rolling out nationwide, but a … Read More

A large man wearing a MAGA cap and a Confederate flag on his shirt waves a "Come and Get It" flag decorated with a coronavirus. He shouts" Aw Deman My Gawd-Given Right to Make *You* Sick"
Editorial, Loon Star State, The Issue

Loon Star: Make America Sick Again

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Confusion Reigns in Matamoros Migrant Camp Over ‘Remain in Mexico’: Amid a chaotic back-and-forth caused by a court ruling, asylum-seekers in … Read More

Dan Patrick looks down at a tombstone reading "Nameless Old Geezer" and says "Died -sniff- so that cash flow could live"
Culture

Loon Star: ‘Let’s Get Back to Work’

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Confusion Reigns in Matamoros Migrant Camp Over ‘Remain in Mexico’: Amid a chaotic back-and-forth caused by a court ruling, asylum-seekers in … Read More

A Ben Sargent cartoon depicts a messy room with a disheveled man with the title "Texas" holding an upside-down newspaper saying "elections" is glared at by an older woman who says, "I asked you to put together *one* thing"
Culture

Loon Star: About Those Elections…

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: Confusion Reigns in Matamoros Migrant Camp Over ‘Remain in Mexico’: Amid a chaotic back-and-forth caused by a court ruling, asylum-seekers in … Read More

A Ben Sargent cartoon depicts the lost treasures of Texas: Jim Bowie's silver mine, Jean Lafitte's pirate gold, and Ted Cruz and John Cornyn's backbones.
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Loon Star: The Lost Treasures of Texas

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. Read more from the Observer: The Party Pariah: How Henry Cuellar rose to power—and how he intends to stay there. In Southeast Lubbock Neighborhood, Residents are … Read More

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