Angry Mob

Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on October 12, 2018


1. Editorial cartoonists often use humor to make light of serious situations. To what ongoing news stories does this cartoon refer?
Challenge: list a few headline examples.

2. a) Define civility.
b) Several leaders of the Democrat party have called on supporters to oppose Republican policies by acting out against Republicans. When supporters have confronted Republicans - yelling, screaming, harassing… Democratic leaders have been silent. (Examples below.)   How effective do you think this tactic is as a political strategy?

3. What do you think would happen if Trump supporters started employing the same tactics against Democrats with whom they disagree?

Cartoon by Gary Varvel