John Cole

John Cole

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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..


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.


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.


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.


Wait, Oz wants who in the examining room? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - October 29, 2022

Republican Mehmet Oz made nationwide headlines for his assertion that abortion is a matter for women, doctors and local political leaders.


This cartoon is closed captioned for the reality impaired | Editorial Cartoon

By: - October 15, 2022

As he recovers from a stroke, John Fetterman has used closed-captioning to answer interviewers' questions. It's become an issue in the race.


Yet another status change for Pa.’s U.S. Senate race | Editorial Cartoon

By: - October 8, 2022

The Cook Political Report recently moved the race back to 'toss-up' status. Our cartoonist had some other feelings about it.