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Michael Brown is the imperfect focus of worthy protests
Michael Brown is the imperfect focus of worthy protests

My friend Michael Ramirez is the most successful conservative editorial cartoonist in America. He is a superb artist and a provocative political satirist. Ramirez’s recent cartoon about Michael Brown – the young man who came out on the bad end of a confrontation with a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. – shows just how provocative he is willing to be. Ramirez drew a near-realistic portrait of Brown with a caption that reads, “The person responsible for the tragic death of Michael Brown.” The cartoon received a big spike in “likes” on Facebook and a bunch of comments on his website, mostly sympathetic to the view that Brown’s death was...

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