March 30, 2008
The high cost of diesel fuel
The cost of diesel fuel has skyrocketed, leaving truckers, especially independent ones, between a pump and a hard place.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:24 AM
March 25, 2008
Tom McClintock runs for Congress
Facing being termed-out, Tom McClintock sets his sights on a Congressional seat being vacated by the disgraced John Doolittle... way up in the northeast corner of the state, as far removed as you can get from Ventura County.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:44 AM
March 23, 2008
The proposed 10 percent slash in education doesn't just affect this year's classes... it has a ripple effect down the line, too.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 5:29 AM
March 18, 2008
With gas pump prices closing in on $4.00 and U.S. Iraq combat deaths closing in on 4,000, a common thread is smugness: failure to aggressively move away from our oil dependency, and the arrogance of thinking we could waltz in and out of Iraq without proper planning or forces.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 4:22 AM
March 14, 2008
President Bush vetoes legislation that would've prohibited selective torture techniques, especially the "waterboarding" so favored during his term of office.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:45 AM
March 13, 2008
It's a BOOK!!!!!
My first book is out! "Fine-Tooning the Planet" is a new collection comprised of my editorial cartoons on environmental themes from throughout my three-decade career at the Star and with other newspapers.
The 115 cartoons are organized by topics such as Global Warming, The Air We Breathe and Drillin' and Spillin', and the book features a foreword by Denis Hayes, the man who put together the first Earth Day in 1970.
Cost is $13.99 and is only available through me directly and via my web site, http://www.greenberg-art.com.. Order one, or contact me for a signed copy.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 10:55 AM
Honors in national competition
I was named one of two honorable mention winners in the 2008 John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, sponsored by the Columbia College Chicago Department of Journalism and named for the late cartoonist of the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun Times.
Winner of the competition was Michael Ramirez, formerly of the Los Angeles Times and now of Investors Business Daily. The other honorable mention went to Tony Auth of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both are Pulitzer Prize winners. There were 171 cartoons submitted by 56 cartoonists. The winner gets a $3,000 prize; Auth and I will receive a $1,000 prize. My winning cartoon is posted below.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 10:49 AM
March 11, 2008
The Ventura County Blues
How a cartoonist's mind works: As I was drawing this, I could really hear a gravelly blues singer and a blues harmonica playing this (with all the bluesey riffs and wails) in my head. Perhaps this is because when I go to conferences of editorial cartoonists, some of them jam in blues and rock sing-alongs during evening social times (Walt Handelsman of Newsday in Long Island, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mike Keefe of the Denver Post are quite good on blues harmonica).
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 9:28 AM
March 9, 2008
McCain's running mate
There may be no stauncher supporter of the Iraq war than GOP presidential nominee John McCain, who has expressed the view that we might be there for 100 years.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 9:02 AM
March 5, 2008
Free with purchase
the real estate and retail industries seem to have both gone into the tank.
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 9:00 AM
March 2, 2008
The rubber stamp stamps onward
Posted by Steve Greenberg at 6:44 AM