Politico has compiled a collection of political cartoons from some of the nation’s top cartoonists, highlighting the major events and controversies of the past week in politics. From President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan to Senator Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun during the Texas power crisis, these cartoons offer a humorous and often biting commentary on the state of American politics.
One cartoon by Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee shows Biden and a group of construction workers standing in front of a crumbling bridge, with the president promising to fix it as part of his infrastructure plan. Another cartoon by Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer depicts Cruz lounging on a beach in Cancun while his constituents suffer back in Texas.
Other cartoons touch on issues such as the ongoing debate over voting rights, the controversy surrounding Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Taken together, these cartoons offer a glimpse into the political landscape of the United States, and the ways in which political issues and controversies are being interpreted and satirized by some of the country’s most talented cartoonists.