Tag Archives: Tom Toles

Leaders Negotiating Badly: Bridging the “Cliff” (with help from Tom Toles)

The budget deadline, aka “fiscal cliff” is testing our patience and the leadership qualities of Republicans and Democrats. The Republicans veer between pretending to want to negotiate… and coming to the table to negotiate while hoping negotiation is not necessary… to negotiating a position that it’s the other side’s fault, while admitting that it doesn’t […]

Tom Toles on the Debates: The Real Race

In his blog, Toles declared Obama “top dog with teeth and a second term” for the way he stood up last night. But in today’s editorial cartoon, he showed what the two contenders are waiting for — economic news to bolster their arguments. As U.S. housing starts “surge to a 4-year high” today. September’s numbers […]

Does Romney Dislike America?: Why Leaders’ Words Matter

E.J. Dionne writes in September 19th Washington Post, “Does Romney Dislike America?” “The most incisive reaction to Mitt Romney’s disparaging comments about 47 percent of us came from a conservative friend who e-mailed: “If I were you, I’d wonder why Romney hates America so much.” A bit strong, perhaps. But the more you think about what Romney said, the […]

Speaking of Funny Takes on Leadership….

Here are some funny takes on the presidential candidates and leadership in the news! Matson, of the St. Louis Post Dispatch parodies history — and the leadership gaffes of the candidate — in this punchy commentary. John Darkow punctures the balloon of campaign rhetoric stereotypes — itʻs up to us, the “followers” to stand up […]