vendredi 17 novembre 2017

Caricature Jeff Sessions et la "persistance" de la mémoire

Caricature de Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fuir la Corée du Nord: la vie sous Kim Jong-Un

Quelles sont les conditions de vie en Corée du Nord depuis l'accession au pouvoir de Kim Jong-Un? Le Washington Post a interrogé vingt-cinq dissidents qui sont parvenus à fuir le régime.

 "Some parts of their stories cannot be independently verified because of the secretive nature of the regime, and their names have been withheld to protect their family members still in North Korea. They were introduced to The Post by groups that help North Korean escapees, including No Chain for North Korea, Woorion and Liberty in North Korea.

But in talking about their personal experiences, including torture and the culture of surveillance, they recounted the hardships of daily life under Kim Jong Un’s regime. They paint a picture of a once-communist state that has all but broken down, its state-directed economy at a standstill. Today, North Koreans are making their own way, earning money in an entrepreneurial and often illegal fashion. There are only a few problems in North Korea these days that money can’t solve.

As life inside North Korea is changing, so too are people’s reasons for escaping."

Chris Christie persiste et signe

Le Gouverneur sortant du New Jersey a rarement laissé les gens indifférents. Il a connu de grands succès, mais aussi des controverses et des revers cuisants. Après avoir appuyé Donald Trump il ne semble pas avoir eu de retour d'ascenseur de la part du milliardaire. A-t-il des regrets lorsqu'il évalue sa performance après huit ans à la tête de son état? Bien peu.

 "And yet, any fair assessment of Christie’s legacy has to reckon with the highs and the lows. For four years, from 2009 until 2013, he was a political rock star. Iowa activists wooed him to run for president in 2012, even flying to New Jersey to make their case. Magazine covers hailed his brilliance. (“THE BOSS,” blared one TIME cover he loves read.) He screamed at people on the boardwalk while carrying an ice cream cone. It didn’t matter. His approval rating soared above 75 percent in a reliably blue state. After two stinging defeats to Barack Obama, some in the GOP saw a potential winner in Christie’s combination of raw talent, fundraising prowess and ability to woo minorities and Democrats. Many on his team thought him a shoo-in GOP nominee. But he passed up a run in 2012, figuring he wasn’t ready.

Then, for the next four years, Christie became something of a national punching bag. Everything people loved about him seemed to become what they hated. The bridge lanes closed. Investigations mushroomed around his office. Allies and aides were convicted in the closings. His presidential ambitions cratered. Christie, who prides himself a prodigious fundraiser, couldn’t attract donors to his campaign. He was beaten by Trump, a political novice, and then mocked for fetching Trump McDonald’s—even though he didn’t do that—and for looking like a hostage during his endorsement of Trump, even though he says he wasn’t. His musical hero, New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen, even sang a duet mocking him with Jimmy Fallon, his favorite late-show host."

Caricature mission américaine en évolution

Caricature de Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

Caricature harcèlement sexuel et identification des coupables

Caricature de Kal, Baltimore Sun

Caricature Roy Moore et les dix commandements

Caricature de Taylor Jones,

Caricature Al Franken et Stuart Smalley

Caricature d'Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News 

 Pour souligner les accusations de harcèlement sexuel à l'endroit de Franken Zyglis récupère un personnage développé par Franken à l'époque où il travaillait pour Saturday Night Live. En 1995 on en avait même tiré un film intitulé "Stuart sauve sa famille.