David Horsey

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times. Syndicated by Tribune Media Services, David’s work has appeared in hundreds of media outlets. After graduating from the University of Washington, Horsey entered journalism as a political reporter. His multifaceted career has taken him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, assignments in Europe, Japan and Mexico, and two extended stints working at the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau. As a Rotary Foundation scholar, Horsey earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Seattle University. Horsey has published eight books of cartoons, including his two most recent, “Draw Quick, Shoot Straight” (2007) and “Refuge of Scoundrels” (2013). For escape, he spends a few weeks each year working as a cowboy in Montana.

Recent Articles

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    California has good reasons to secede, but a noble reason to stay

    As early as 1803, Federalists in the New England states were talking seriously about breaking off from the fledgling United States. They were alarmed by what they characterized as the “oppression and barbarity” of the federal government under the leadership of President Thomas Jefferson. On Dec....

  • Conservatives prefer blondes, especially when they shill for Trump

    Conservatives prefer blondes, especially when they shill for Trump

    Conservatives absolutely love to mock political correctness and namby-pamby, safe-space liberalism. But there is one line of offensive humor they may now consider beyond the pale: blonde jokes. Given the growing posse of blondes who have become prominent advocates for the conservative cause, right-wingers...

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    Trump gets comfy in the Washington swamp

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  • Standing Rock is the first of many protests to come in the Trump era

    Standing Rock is the first of many protests to come in the Trump era

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  • Bannon opens an alt-right door to the Trump White House

    Bannon opens an alt-right door to the Trump White House

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  • What a strange trip: A cartoon review of the 2016 campaign

    What a strange trip: A cartoon review of the 2016 campaign

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