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Donald Trump, 2023
Looking back at Klaus Marre editorials from 2023. Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Often insightful, usually humorous, and always irreverent: Our Sunday editorials paired with cartoons are regularly among our most-read pieces. Here are some of our favorites from this year.

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Elon Musk, Grinch

The real Grinch eventually grew to love and respect everyone. Elon still has some lessons to learn. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The X-Factor: Elon Musk

Elon Musk presents a unique threat to democracy — and neither the media nor federal regulators are prepared to deal with the challenges he poses. 11/12/2023 Read more.


Donald Trump, rapist, fraud

Sharpieman does it again. Judges have ruled that Trump is a rapist and a fraud. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The Media Has to Stop Grading Donald Trump on a Curve

Trump would likely not have become president without the help of “the enemies of the people,” as he likes to call reporters, and their symbiotic relationship continues even now. 10/01/2023 Read more.


Joe Biden, Supreme Court

Sunny Joe needs to fight for MORE JUSTICE from the Court. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The Founding Fathers Would Be Disappointed by Biden’s Democrats

While the right is laser-focused on ruthlessly wielding any bit of power it has, progressives either fight for the wrong things or don’t fight at all. 07/10/2023 Read more.


Elise Stefanik, Hunter Biden, detective

Elise Stefanik, crime-solving goofball. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Maybe Republicans Are Just Bad at Investigating

If you listen to Republicans and follow the right-wing media, you get the impression that Democratic leaders are criminals who are about to be exposed. So why does that never happen? 06/18/2023 Read more.


Mike Pence, 2024, race

Mike Pence is finished before he starts. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Dear God, What Is Mike Pence Thinking?!

Of all the Republican candidates, it’s most mystifying what Mike Pence hopes to gain from running for president. Maybe he just likes receiving death threats. 06/11/2023 Read more.


CNN, CEO, Chris Licht

CNN CEO Chris Licht’s proudest moment. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The Media Broke the News; Only You Can Fix It

The people who say that CNN’s decision to give airtime to Donald Trump was an affront to journalism fail to realize one important thing: CNN isn’t in the news business. Their product is infotainment. To fix journalism, audiences have to teach media outlets a lesson. 05/14/23 Read more.


2nd amendment enthusiast, Harrisburg, PA

Second Amendment enthusiast. Photo credit: © Zach D Roberts/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

Another Modest Proposal: Open Letter to Prospective Mass Shooters

As it turns out, there is one thing that can get Republicans to support gun control measures. Hint: It’s not the mass murder of children. 04/23/2023 Read more.


Harlan Crow, Ginni Thomas, Nazi, Supreme Court

The Thomases seem to believe they are above the law. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Why Harlan Crow Has Me Yearning for Batman

The exposure of Clarence Thomas’s corruption raises a troubling question: How many billionaire benefactors are out there, and what do they want for their money? 04/18/2023 Read more.


Tucker Carlson, Fox News, Propaganda

The lies are the entertainment. Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

The Truth Is Out There — Fox Viewers Don’t Care

The relentless propaganda and demagoguery of right-wing media outlets are beyond dispute. However, it wouldn’t work nearly as well if their audiences didn’t want to be lied to. 03/12/2023 Read more.


Thomas Massie, Donald Trump, Tom Cotton, Trolls, Olympics

Photo credit: DonkeyHotey / WhoWhatWhy (CC BY-SA 2.0) See complete attribution below.

Today’s GOP: Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

Republicans “won” the midterms pretending to have a plan to address things like inflation, crime, and immigration. So far, they have appeased their most radical supporters and done little else. 03/05/2023 Read more.


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  • DonkeyHotey

    DonkeyHotey creates art to illustrate news articles and opinion pieces. His current work is a combination of caricature, photo collage, and photo manipulation.

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  • Klaus Marre

    Klaus Marre is a writer, editor, former congressional reporter, and director of the WhoWhatWhy Mentor Apprentice Program. Follow him on Twitter @KlausMarre.

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