The economic situation was the top draw for editorial cartoonists over the past week. Also, find one on Guantanamo and another priceless Pett offering.
Here are a couple of submissions from readers about Barack Obama's inauguration and the end of President Bush's tenure. Add your own hopes and fears for the coming years.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole met with the editorial board today (cartoonist Dwane Powell's sketch above) and talked about what she sees as her main accomplishments in the Senate (the tobacco quota buyout, for one). She also addressed opponent Kay Hagan's main criticisms: that she never visits North Carolina (she does, too, it's just that the taxpayers don't pay for it so her visits don't show up on lists), that she isn't even from here (oh, please, she graduated from a North Carolina high school and went to Duke) and that she ever voted against the troops (her husband is a wounded war veteran). One of Hagan's biggest criticisms has been that Dole is basically George Bush. You can listen to Dole talk about how she differs from Bush in these two clips.
We had a reader challenge us to watch a Fox News segment on when President Bush started issuing warnings on a coming financial meltdown. Not only did I watch it, but I'll share it. According to Fox, Bush started issuing warnings in April 2001.