Ben Sargent

Loon Star State: Moloch

In his latest political cartoon for the Observer, Ben Sargent considers the violent religious beliefs of the modern Republican party.


Ben Sargent, a bald, older white man with a bushy white beard is dressed in a suit and red bowtie, with his artistic tools, including pens, in front of him.

A version of this story ran in the July / August 2022 issue.

A cartoon depicting Republicans in the monk's robes, worshipping an automatic rifle on an altar. The text reads, "Moloch ... the ancient and powerful god who brooks no dissent and demands the periodic sacrifice of children ..."
Ben Sargent / The Texas Observer

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