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Editorial cartoons for March 27, 2022: Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings, Ukraine warfare



The Senate affirmation hearings for Supreme Court docket nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson lead this week’s editorial cartoon gallery. Jackson, the primary African American girl to be nominated to the nation’s highest courtroom, took questions from members of the the Senate Judiciary Committee over three days. In tense and partisan questioning, senators examined Jackson’s judicial report, her historical past as a public defender and her private life.

Republican senators criticized Jackson as being smooth on crime as a federal decide sentencing defendants. New York Each day Information editorial cartoonist Invoice Bramhall picked up on that line of questioning within the gallery’s lead cartoon exhibiting GOP senators asking her, “Isn’t it true you defend criminals?” whereas shielding former President Donald Trump from scrutiny. In a letter of resignation, a former New York prosecutor stated the ex-president was “responsible of quite a few felony violations” for falsifying monetary statements.

Tribune Content material Company’s Dana Summers takes the view that Democrats threw Jackson softball questions, reserving their bombs for GOP courtroom nominees.

The monthlong warfare in Ukraine, instigated by Russian’s unprovoked invasion, was the opposite major concern of editorial cartoonists this week. Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Structure visually alluded to Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica,” depicting the wanton bombing of civilians in the course of the Spanish Civil Struggle. The work is famously painted in tones of black and white. Luckovich provides the determine of Putin portray himself right into a nook with crimson blood.

A typical theme in most of the cartoons is Russian tanks breaking down. Bramhall contrasts America’s heat welcome for Ukrainian refugees with a reluctance to confess refugees fleeing bullets in Central America.

Cartoons have been drawn by Nick Anderson, Invoice Bramhall, Dana Summers, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Arms, Joel Pett and Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content material Company; and Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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