The best editorial cartoons of 2021


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Good. Wrong. Meh. Uh. We’ve seen a lot in 2021, a proverbial traveling circus of stories that spanned 12 months of news cycles, from Trump and Biden to Touchdown Tommy and Sit-Down Harry and Meghan. There was the Pence Fly, the desire for normalcy and the rebirth of trafficking. The resounding buzz of the cicadas and the dizzying arguments over COVID-19 – the vaccine, the variants, Bill Gates.

There were the 2020 Olympics… which took place in 2021. Climate change. Clogged ports. There was a farewell to a softball king of questions and a home run king, who answered many questions about baseball.

Through it all there were creative cartoons to help speed up the telling of the story. And these are our favorites …

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