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  • The grin reapers

    The grin reapers
    Cartoonists draw lots of death. War, terror, hunger, disease. Assisted suicide, capital punishment, late-term abortion. Death of the butterflies, bees, frogs. Death by medical blunder, tainted pet food, you name it. Then there is death as metaphor: the death of bipartisanship, common sense, the immigration bill and so on. But because most of us grew up watching Wile E. Coyote gamely survive multiple 1,000-foot drops to the canyon floor, there's often a whimsical impermanence to even our bleakest depictions. So Ed Stein's posthumous Darfur victim manages a sarcastic rejoinder, and Pat Oliphant's beaten dead horse and Steve Benson's party animals don't seem quite so somber. The death of irony has been greatly exaggerated. — Joel Pett
  • Vietnam Veterans parade

    Vietnam Veterans parade
    The city was expecting a maximum of 125,000 marchers in the Welcome Home parade for Vietnam veterans. An estimated 200,000 showed, cheered by nearly 500,000 spectators. The parade came 11 years after the war ended. The official route ran for less than 3...