John Cole

John Cole

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


Josh Shapiro’s sacks of cash | Editorial Cartoon

By: - October 1, 2022

Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro is poised to break a spending record in the governor’s race after raising $25M this summer.


Pa.’s student debt stumbling blocks | Editorial Cartoon

By: - September 17, 2022

In Pennsylvania, total student loan debt has increased from $19 billion in 2003 to $76 billion today (inflation-adjusted).


Pa.’s other fossil fuel | Editorial Cartoon

By: - September 10, 2022

Environmental groups ranked Pa. lawmakers for their votes ahead of the 2022 mid-terms.


Thank you for shopping at ‘Wegners’ | Editorial Cartoon

By: - August 20, 2022

A video of U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz shopping for crudités went viral this week, calling attention to his carpetbagger status.


Scott Perry and the ‘in’-deep state | Editorial Cartoon

By: - August 14, 2022

The central Pennsylvania Republican, an ally of former President Donald Trump, had his cell phone seized by the FBI last week.


Pa.’s teachers are out of pockets for out-of-pocket expenses | Editorial Cartoon

By: - August 13, 2022

Nationwide, teachers will spend $3.2 billion on their classrooms this year, or about an average of $820 each.


U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s wedding gift | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 30, 2022

Days before his gay son’s wedding, the Pa. Republican cast a vote against same-sex marriage.


Coming soon to a theater near you | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 23, 2022

A documentary featuring GOP governor candidate Doug Mastriano was screened in aa church. Now it faces IRS complaints, according to published reports.


About that constitutional amendment on abortion | Editorial Cartoon

By: - July 16, 2022

A proposed constitutional amendment would declare there is no right to abortion or public funding in the state's foundational document.