Roger Simon from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:25:33 -0700 Roger Simon from Creators Syndicate 496f3417a7348bdc21f7ae1cd9732726 A Majority of One Walks Away From His Keyboard for 02/01/2017 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>This is the end, my friends. It is time to say goodbye. I realize this is the worst possible time for a political columnist to retire, but what I didn't realize is that any of you cared.</p> <p>Robert Feder, a famous media writer from Chicago, found out about my retirement a few days ago, and I have been flooded with farewells ever since.<p>Updated: Wed Feb 01, 2017</p> e9f55a5afed7c2c85b018c5e0ae7802e Jesse Jackson: 'You Drown When You Stop Kicking' for 01/25/2017 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Jesse Jackson and Donald Trump both awakened on inauguration morning with troubled minds.</p> <p>You would expect Trump to have been happy. In a few hours, he would be sworn in as America's 45th president. But as the hours ticked away, his mood remained grim.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 25, 2017</p> edf1e80e9d1023d72be82ffa2e81aaa9 Ill-informed, Impetuous, Reckless: The Trump Years for 01/18/2017 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Donald Trump's goal is not to damage America or our allies. But that may well be the result of his ill-informed, impetuous, reckless actions over the next four years.</p> <p>What can we do about this? Our fight is not to flee to Canada or South America.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 18, 2017</p> 063dec1ca22f9ab4dca93aa879e1b9b0 Would We Rather Elect a Wacko Than a Woman? for 01/11/2017 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The anecdote is so perfect, so polished, so delicious that it doesn't matter whether it is precisely true.</p> <p>John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed, a moment that America could barely grasp. For months, the stories in the media had one theme: What is wrong with America? How has democracy failed?<p>Updated: Wed Jan 11, 2017</p> f28de0b61bb164b552c44b6fa6e52e8f Sailing Away for 01/04/2017 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Temperature up. Throat scratchy. A productive cough.</p> <p>If you do not know what a "productive" cough is, you do not want to. And you do not want to check &#8212; especially at the dinner table.<p>Updated: Wed Jan 04, 2017</p> ace08eedd10ec01323bd7ba232d10d77 Fame Is Brief; the Candle Flickers for 12/14/2016 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is late February 1984. We are in the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester between Wong's Egg Rolls and Papa Gino's pizza place. The crowd is gigantic.</p> <p>Twenty-two years earlier, John Glenn had become the first American to orbit the Earth. We thought his name and that moment would live forever.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 14, 2016</p> c67faa385867cd7ad1447e03f76952a2 The Campaign Is Over, but the Bickering Is Not for 12/07/2016 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A hushed conference room with walls paneled in dark wood and a table seating no fewer than 20. Outside in the corridor, security guards patrol none too discreetly.</p> <p>Douglas W. Elmendorf, dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, sits at the head of the table. He is a small, quiet man whose words carry the weight of a god.<p>Updated: Wed Dec 07, 2016</p> 1f01fd069db83cc829aebd6e7324f2b9 Electoral College Belongs Back in 18th Century for 11/16/2016 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p>A swanky bar in New York City. Dusk spreading across Central Park just across the street.</p> <p>Everything in the joint is posh and polished, glistening and glowing. The dress code is elaborate and strictly enforced. It appears to be no burden on the customers, however, many of whom are wearing custom-made clothing for self-made people.</p> <p>Donald Trump often implies he is self-made. And he is &#8212; as long as you don't count that first million-dollar loan from his father and an inheritance that was upward of $40 million.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 16, 2016</p> be38ce1439de73aad882e79f62384ea3 Trump Now Must Feed the Beast for 11/09/2016 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is the world turned upside down.</p> <p>Our new president-elect is not merely a bad choice; he is one of the nastiest choices imaginable.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 09, 2016</p> 9059ebb3c5ca6275adc622fa13fc4733 If You Prick Me, Do I Not Bleed? for 11/02/2016 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Of the 20,000 pages of emails hacked from the email account of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, only one really interests me.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">It's the email he forwarded to his top aides on Nov. 19, 2015, in which he called me a prick.</span><p>Updated: Wed Nov 02, 2016</p> 1aded45cf84cffdbcf7797f3256fc6a7 4 Reasons Trump Is Trapped in Fantasyland for 10/26/2016 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What is that freaky sound? What is that loud "ps-s-st" noise that we hear wherever we go?</p> <p>Not to worry. It is just the air rushing out of Donald Trump's balloon.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 26, 2016</p> e68c9aba0976559887adfaffc3dc5b14 King Donald Crowns Himself for 10/20/2016 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>History will note that Donald Trump had a chance, albeit a slim one, to become president of the United States.</p> <p>But he moved the dial from slim to none Wednesday night, at the final presidential debate, when he said he might not accept the results of the Nov. 8 vote.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 20, 2016</p> 78b5d3b89e756cc99353dfba8fcbdd3f Trump Digs a Hole for 10/10/2016 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Before the second presidential debate began, Donald Trump let it be known that he was going to go "nuclear" on Hillary Clinton.</p> <p>I think he's going to need bigger nukes next time.<p>Updated: Mon Oct 10, 2016</p> 5b78ddd7a1b4026d2aceef7aaea88cd3 Kaine Gnaws on Pence and Won't Let Go for 10/05/2016 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Until Tuesday night's vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Republican Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana had never met each other face to face.</p> <p>Which was probably a good thing.<p>Updated: Wed Oct 05, 2016</p> c48e9d15c0cdc9f1b002f173898126f0 Trump, Who Needed to Be an 11, Was Barely a 4 for 09/28/2016 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Donald Trump knows how to work a Republican room. Give him that.</p> <p>Give him a gym packed full of yahoos wearing backward baseball caps and he'll bring down the rafters.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 28, 2016</p> f21ede69bc449744ab403988553ac328 If You Can't Remember All Your Lies, You're Telling Too Many for 09/21/2016 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Truth be told, it isn't really about Hillary anymore.</p> <p>Her picture comes on the screen and you are very tempted to channel-surf away from it.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 21, 2016</p> 4da65c3c6f2a54e584f223d1c38a733c Pneumonia, Baskets and the Media: A Campaign in Three Acts for 09/13/2016 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Which basket do you live in?</p> <p>Let's say you are a supporter of Donald Trump's. And let's say that no psychotherapist has declared you a danger to yourself or others.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 13, 2016</p> 7c855878286b295f2b9190477c439c9d This Nuclear Election Booms to an End for 09/07/2016 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>On the day after Labor Day 16 years ago, The New York Times ran a story providing crucial information to the U.S. public &#8212; which is what The New York Times did in those days &#8212; informing them that their lives were about to change.</p> <p>"Labor Day is the unofficial opening of the general election campaign," the paper declared.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 07, 2016</p> 57f252ba14fabb8799c49512085046a6 Ask Dr. Politics: Which Potato Head Do You Want for President? for 08/31/2016 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair, and I am unbalanced!</p> <p>Q: I've been feeling very depressed lately, and I am wondering whether you can help.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 31, 2016</p> 3f45f36f0dc58898eff207d1e3b41ce2 Tired of Our Current Universe? Try Joining Trump for 08/24/2016 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Even as a guy who won't release his tax returns, Donald Trump has become America's leading crime fighter.</p> <p>He doesn't want people to know how much money he makes or how much he pays in taxes or how much he gives to charity.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 24, 2016</p>