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Loon Star State: Rule of Law

Accountability goes down the drain, too.


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 cartoon image of water (labeled "Rule of Law") dribbling down the holes of a Texas-shaped drain plug.
Ben Sargent/Texas Observer

Part of our coverage of the impeachment of Ken Paxton. To see more political cartoons from Ben Sargent, visit our Loon Star State section, or find Observer political reporting here.

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