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James and Jean Anton were born and raised in New York City, and spent ten years living and working abroad in countries as diverse as Brazil, Ecuador, Denmark, Italy and Iran. They have written and illustrated books for Scholastic Inc, McGraw Hill, Macmillan, and Sterling Publishers. They have authored and illustrated a weekly column called Dr. Crystal's Cosmic Kid Stuff for the Pennywhistle Press section of the Gannett News Service. In addition, they worked as editorial cartoonists, having received Best Editorial Cartoon awards from the New York Press Association (the Phoenix and Villager Newspapers in New York City). They are also playwrights. One of their plays, Freaks, was finalist in the Actors' Theater in Louiville's National Playwriting contest.
(88 comments) SHARE Friday, January 15, 2016 Noam Chomsky Rains On Bernie's Parade
At this time when so many people don't vote because they feel the system is corrupt and rigged against them, it is imprudent of you to rain on Sander's parade.
(54 comments) SHARE Friday, May 5, 2017 It's Time to Take Both Parties Down.
We are discouraged because so many of our friends on the left believe that Donald Trump is all that's wrong with America. That if we could impeach him all would be well again. Huhh?
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 2, 2013 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Superman, and the American Way
We Americans argue a lot about second amendment rights. How many of us pay any attention to Sixth Amendment rights? The Sixth Amendment is far more important to protecting our liberty, yet most Americans do not even know it exists.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Monsanto Versus Democracy In Vermont
Monsanto is using its considerable power in Washington to hide what they are up to. At stake is not only your health, but the supply of all the world's food.
(22 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 11, 2014 There Was No Election
There was no election.
Despite the cacophony of the major-media propagandists, liberals and progressives did not take a walloping; and there was no mandate for the lunatic fringe that runs the Republican Party.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 9, 2015 How About Israel?
It boggles the imagination that America's 'most important ally' in the region has not put boots on the ground against ISIS. In a new ranking released by Business Insider, Israel has the most powerful military in the Middle East. It also ranked 1st in the region in military strength in the world by Global Firepower, which did not even include Israel's nuclear capability at the time of the ranking.
(24 comments) SHARE Friday, June 21, 2013 Dear Obamaheads
Obama would be happier if he were a Republican. So would most Democrats.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 24, 2016 Trump Is Obama With Backbone
When Obama passes the gauntlet to Trump, the stage will have been set to take things even further. With only weeks left in office he suggests that "fake news" should be stopped. What do you think? Do you think the alt-right (Fascists) will like Obama's idea? Do you think they will like to stop news stories they don't like? Do you think they will continue Obama's policy of jailing journalists and arresting and torturing whistle
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, August 7, 2015 Lewis Black: "Both Parties Are Bowls Of Sh*T"
Americans wonder if we have any alternative to the two party system. "We are still the greatest country in the world," the "pundits" say. Anyway how do you fight the Supreme Court? If the Supreme Court says corporations are people and that money is speech, that's what it is. They could declare that a jockstrap is a hat, and their proclamation would make it true. And nothing short of hanging them can change anything.
(27 comments) SHARE Friday, June 19, 2015 Hillary Is Obama With Lipstick
The Hillary Clinton candidacy represents a lose-lose situation for us.
If she becomes president, she will be Obama with lipstick. (Isn't it time for us to face up to the fact that Obama has more in common with Reagan than with Roosevelt?). She will rule from the same ivory tower from which Obama peers down at us, and continue to cavort with billionaires and kings.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 20, 2010 BILLIONAIRES SHOULD PAY NO TAXES AT ALL!
When Obama said America was being "held hostage" by the Republicans, that he had no choice but to compromise, he lied.
He could have been the transformational leader that we thought we elected.
(15 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Remember Bernie?
Remember how Bernie refused to accept money from CorporateThings? Remember how he PROVED that (no matter what both parties claimed), it could be done? Remember how he would repeat over and over and over again, 'Enough is Enough". Remember the crowds, the enthusiasm, the love.
(40 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 8, 2015 Should We Vote For Hillary?
Would voting for Jill Stein be advisable, if Bernie loses and does not run as an independent, which is what he has pledged?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 21, 2020 91 Things Joe Biden Might Do To Earn Your Vote
My problem with Joe Biden is that as much as I don't want to see Trump win, I find that I want Biden to lose. I know I am going to catch hell from my Democrat friends for saying this, but that's how I feel. To win my vote, Biden needs to earn my vote-to prove that his presidency would make a difference.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, January 29, 2016 Euphemistically Being Hillary
Nonhuman people (euphemisms for corporations) that front for a tiny number of successful (euphemism for the one percent) human people, who want to own everything (euphemistically called 'privatization'), have made Hillary Clinton fabulously rich. They have put over $125 million since 2001 into her own, personal bank account.
(11 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Heads Hillary Wins, Tails Bernie Loses
Isn't something serious at stake here? For some people, raising the minimum wage, or expanding Social Security, or Medicare-For-All, all of which Hillary opposes, are matters of life and death. Some people are offended by the very idea of their life being decided by a coin toss.
(23 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Hold Back Your Vote, Not Your Nose
I am 75 years old. I don't want to be remembered by my grandchildren as one who held my nose and voted for the lesser of two evils.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 10, 2011 Saving Boy W. George's" Errr Face
Reuters February 6, 2011: the Swiss will arrest the erstwhile President of the United States, better known to Washington insiders as Boy W. George, for violating the terms of the Convention on Torture, which was signed in 1987 by 147 countries including the United States and Switzerland, if he sets foot in Switzerland as planned.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, November 13, 2015 Should Churches Pay Taxes?
According to former White House senior policy analyst, Jeff Schweitzer, American churches own $300-$500 billion in untaxed property. Yet churches receive all the benefits of army, police and fire protection, as well as city and state services like purified water, garbage collection, and road repairs, all paid for by tax-paying citizens, whether they are affiliated with a church or not.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 21, 2013 Your Car Needs A Colonoscopy!
What happens when the engine light goes on but there is nothing wrong except that the engine light is on?
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 15, 2015 Ignore Bernie Sanders
Major impact media, even liberal ones, such as The New York Times continue to hope Bernie will go away if they just ignore him. Ain't gonna happen.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Speeding Up Vaccine Development With "Challenge Trials"
Challenge tests of vaccines to begin in England. Most of the young volunteers would come from people who really need the money: the unemployed; the underemployed, the poor. Will the rest of us, those who can live without a little extra money, feel comfortable jabbing the poorest people in the country with an untested vaccine, then forcing them to inhale coronavirus to see what happens?
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, March 18, 2016 Bernie and Goliath
Bernie has done amazingly well, considering the extent of the opposition to him. He is completely alone. He might do better by calling out Obama the hypocrite, as he does Hillary, but he can't. It would be political suicide.
(16 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 20, 2015 A Clinton/Trump Ticket
The advantages of the millionaire/billionaire merger would be enormous.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 4, 2013 OBAMA, THE WOLF WHO CRIED BOY (with apologies to Canis lupis)
OBAMA THE WOLF: He's proved over and over again that he's a wolf.
If at this point you don't agree, you are negligently naïve. For example: Detainees in Guantanamo, who have been officially cleared for release, will die there.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 1, 2015 The Demise of the Mad Hatter
We have a minimum of 662 military installations (Ron Paul put the number at over 900) in 38 foreign countries. Our "friends" all over the world do not pay a plug nickel for our services -- we provide the protection completely free-of-charge. These military installations cost us in excess of 200 billion dollars a year.
Why are we so terribly generous?
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 14, 2015 The Democratic Debate Wasn't
The Democratic debate wasn't.
In real debates the participants ask each other questions, who follow up by answering, then asking more questions. In last night's 'debate' the highly filtered, expected 'questions' came mostly from Anderson Cooper, the moderator. The participants failed to question each other.