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John Cole

John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Pennsylvania politics appear weekly on the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Commentary Page.

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All aboard the bipartisan express? | Editorial cartoon

By: - January 21, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro promised a cabinet that looks like Pa. Now to get them confirmed.

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Is there a statute of limitations on bad ideas? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - January 14, 2023

Pennsylvania Senate lawmakers voted 28-21 to approve a three-part constitutional amendment package that could appear on the May 2023 ballot.

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The U.S. House Chaos Caucus | Editorial Cartoon

By: - January 7, 2023

Lawmakers in Pa. and D.C. were a study in contrasts this week with their respective Speaker elections.

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The GOP’s New Year’s resolution | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 31, 2022

Will Republicans give up the myth of the stolen election in 2023?

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Who’s taking the ‘special’ out of Pa.’s special elections? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 24, 2022

Pa. House Democrats and Republicans are fighting in court over who gets to call special elections for three vacant seats.

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The thing about U.S. Rep. Scott Perry is … | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 17, 2022

The central Pa. lawmaker featured prominently in text messages to a former Trump White House official that featured conspiracy theories.

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What legislative to-do list? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 10, 2022

The Pa. Legislature left plenty of work undone when it wrapped up its last session.

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Pa.’s unemployment compensation system, explained | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 3, 2022

An already fragile system ‘crumbled’ during the pandemic. A new report offers a path to fixing it.

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Pa. keeps missing the mark on its Chesapeake Bay clean-up plans | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 26, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a third plan from Pennsylvania environmental officials aimed at reducing pollution in the Chesapeake Bay..

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Who’s the turkey in the Krasner impeachment? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 19, 2022

The Pa. House has approved impeachment articles against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

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So … about that red wave | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 12, 2022

Democrats had a better than expected midterm election on Nov. 8. With voters rejecting candidates backed by former President Donald Trump.

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Will 2022 be a wave (of lawsuits) election? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 5, 2022

Pa.'s 2022 elections are likely to generate a new round of lawsuits over mail-in ballots, retired judges said this week.