People expect political cartoonists to hit hard, and you may imagine that from my perch it’s pretty easy to get cynical. But you’d be wrong.
I enjoy the chaos and noise of politics in America, because in our system of government, all that shouting can sometimes actually lead to something amazing.
Filler: Same sex marriage decision expands liberty
The subject of a perennial New York City cultural squabble, the announcement by organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day parade that they would allow an identified gay group to march is a breakthrough.
“Times have changed,” NBCUniversal executive Francis X. Comerford, a parade trustee and its 2012 grand marshal, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The parade is 250-plus years old, and different times call for different solutions.”
Their decision probably had something to do with Guinness Co. and other major corporate sponsors boycotting, and a massive, rapid American cultural shift – but better late than never!