There was an anniversary yesterday. And since I do an editorial cartoon every Sunday in the NYTimes, I felt obligated to address it. Obviously the attacks were horrible, and there was nothing funny about that day. Plus I don’t really have a unique opinion about what happened. (We all agree: It was bad.) The aftermath, however, is what has informed all of my political work ever since. America has been freaking-out for a decade now, with no end in sight. Reacting emotionally, rather than rationally, has become the norm, and politicians are rewarded for pandering to the electorate’s basest urges.
There is plenty of room to both mourn and honor those who were murdered, and have a healthy debate about our national reaction. Which in my opinion, has been super-fucked-up.