John Cole

John Cole

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


Meanwhile, inside Pennsylvania’s Delta House | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 15, 2023

Funding for Pa.'s state universities is in limbo during a budget impasse.


For Pa. Gov. Shapiro, a slightly more difficult bridge repair | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 8, 2023

The Democratic governor strained relations with the GOP-controlled Senate after he backed off support for a $100M school voucher plan.


Your choice of July 4 fireworks | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 1, 2023

The school vouchers bill tied to a Senate budget proposal is destined to fail, House Democratic Leader Matt Bradford said.


What’s the real price tag of Pa’s cyber-charter schools? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - June 24, 2023

One Pa. lawmaker told the Capital-Star that she questions spending by cyber-charter schools, including millions of dollars for advertising.


Who gets the elephant? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - June 17, 2023

Recognizing the role that pets play in family life, Pennsylvania House lawmakers advanced legislation to address what happens to companion animals when families break up.


AI? Dangerous? Don’t be ridiculous | Editorial Cartoon

By: - June 3, 2023

Pa. lawmakers propose bills to study AI’s potential, safeguard against threats


Mastriano’s good news/bad news U.S. Senate announcement | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 27, 2023

Did the Franklin County Republican leave the door open to a U.S. Senate run in 2024? Based on his remarks this week, it sounded that way.


Pa.’s newest form of legal gambling | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 20, 2023

Nine railcars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks outside of New Castle, Pa., about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, on May 10.


This was CNN | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 13, 2023

Cable giant CNN is being roundly criticized for a town hall this week featuring former President Donald Trump.