2013 as seen by Auth — a year of editorial cartoons

    2013 was a parade of social, political and financial conflicts to document in pictures.

    Consider the following highlights:

    A once-principled Republican Party hijacked by the mad-as-a-hatter Tea Party
    The ongoing danger to professional football players from repeated brain injury
    The National Rifle Association’s shoot-’em-up attitude toward gun control
    President Barack Obama up to his neck in government leaks
    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett’s continued combative attitude toward same-sex marriage
    New Jersey’s recent welcoming of marriage equality
    The GOP’s incessant attempts to kill affordable health care for all Americans
    An embarrasingly troubled launch for the health care law’s online marketplace
    Global warming denial
    Nelson Mandela’s legacy
    The failure of Congress to secure a safety net for working Americans knocked out by financial crises outside of their control
    The sweep and secrecy of the NSA and its just desserts in the form of Edward Snowden
    The shame of Monsignor William Lynn’s overturned conviction

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