A cartoon depicting Republicans in the monk's robes, worshipping an automatic rifle on an altar surrounded by smoking incense burners. The text reads, "Moloch ... the ancient and powerful god who brooks no dissent and demands the periodic sacrifice of children ..."

Loon Star State: Moloch

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

by Ben Sargent

Two women embrace at the Unheard Voices March & Rally for the 21 victims of the Robb Elementary mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on July 11, 2022. They are wearing red "Uvalde Strong" t-shirts.

Poem: Uvalde

"Instead, Uvalde will mean something else to you. It won’t feel like a creek-polished stone when you say it."

by Emily Winakur


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