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In with the old

Editorial cartoonists Nick Anderson, Jim Borgman and Brian Duffy on problems, old and still.

January 03, 2010

Not everything's changed in the decade since chads got hung up, the Y2K bug was exterminated and the dot-com bubble burst. Americans were plainly upset at flight delays, even before shoeless shakedowns and 3-oz. liquid limits. Mobile phones and automobiles were a distractive destructive mix, evn b4 txtng. And we killed plenty of time navigating the insurance racket, even before "death panels." Speaking of death panels, it was a tough 10 years for editorial cartoonists. Dozens of newspapers killed the position, including all three credited above.

-- Joel Pett

Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. His work also appears in USA Today.

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