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Loon Star State: Out With Democracy

by | Mon, Jun 14, 2021 at 10:32 am CST
Loon Star State, News, The Issue

Loon Star State: Insurrection Infection

It never ends.

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: Texas Republicans Fanned the Flames of Insurrection Long Before January 6: For years, Texas Republicans have fueled the toxic politics … Read More

Loon Star State, News

Loon Star: The Great Freeze

Playing the blame game.

To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here. After Texas’ electrical grid failed due to a severe winter storm the week of February 15, millions across the state were left without power … Read More

Editorial, Loon Star State

Loon Star: Mr. Cruz goes to Washington

Ted Cruz was one of two Senate ringleaders to challenge the certification of electoral votes for Joe Biden on Wednesday. Then pro-Trump extremists violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. Cruz—who has long stoked fear around Democratic control, saying in 2018 that … 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: The Year in Cartoons

A diary of this hell year via the inimitable Ben Sargent.

What a year, folks. One for the books. To remember everything that’s happened, we’ve put together a compilation of Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State cartoons from 2020. These cartoons are presented in chronological order, beginning in January. —The Editors The … Read More

The U.S. Justice Building Renamed "United States Department of Denial" amid a flood.
Culture

Loon Star: The U.S. Department of Denial

Keep calm and carry on.

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: Millennials and Gen Zers are Breaking Voter Turnout Records in Texas: By the end of early voting, 1 million voters … Read More

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."
Culture

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

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