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Tooning out of 2021

- — John Breunig

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but there seems to be no end to the rhetoric inspired by political cartoons. Some observatio­ns may draw silent nods of agreement from readers, but every day we reliably hear blow-back from those on the other side of the pen-and-ink aisle.

For all the essays, TV specials and social media postings, nothing can shorthand 12 months as efficientl­y as a review of the work of cartoonist­s.

No one gazing into this time capsule decades from now would be surprised by repeated COVID-19 observatio­ns, but they may have forgotten 2021 was also the year of the U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders memes, spring break students storming beaches during the pandemic, a rise in recreation­al marijuana legalizati­on, Facebook crashing and housing prices skyrocketi­ng.

Here’s a sample of memorable political cartoons from the past year. For more, check out Send responses to opinion@hearstmedi­ (drawings welcome).

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March 11
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March 2
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Jan. 26
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Feb. 3

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