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1. Editorial cartoonists often use symbols to represent a person, group or idea. (e.g., the lion is a symbol of courage) What does the donkey symbolize?

2. Do you agree with the cartoonist’s assertion about the media, big tech and the Democratic Party? Explain your answer.

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Cartoon by Gary Varvel


1. The donkey represents the Democratic party; Democrats in Congress. The donkey is the symbol of the Democratic party.

2. Opinion question. Answers vary.