John Cole

John Cole

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


The Republican way of school funding | Editorial Cartoon

By: - June 12, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big push for charter school reform in Pennsylvania. Republicans have other plans.


All you need to know about Lou Barletta’s 2022 platform. In one cartoon | Editorial Cartoon

By: - June 5, 2021

The former U.S. Congressman was one of Donald Trump's earliest Pa. supporters.


All you need to know about school funding inequities in Pa. | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 15, 2021

Charter school enrollment shot up during the pandemic, punching a hole in school districts' budgets.


Bridge Out: Pa.’s census shortfall, explained | Editorial Cartoon

By: - May 1, 2021

Despite a 2.4 percent increase in resident population, Pennsylvania could not beat out the growing population in other states to hold on to its 18 Congressional seats.


The debate over the Emergency Powers Amendment, explained

By: - April 17, 2021

During the May 18 primary, voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment limiting the governor's emergency powers.


Comparing the gun numbers | Editorial Cartoon

By: - April 10, 2021

President Joe Biden unveiled a number of executive actions this week aimed at reducing gun violence.


Take the Marshmallow Test | Editorial Cartoon

By: - April 3, 2021

Go ahead. It's not that hard. Really, it's not.