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Ted Rall’s “Censored” Obama Cartoon and Other Controversies

Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog column headline is “I have been censored by Daily Kos.” I recommend that you...

Obama Posted Here

With election season upon us, Chris Thomas and Julia Thomas, partners at the Brooklyn-based design studio Hieronymus, are revisiting 30 Reasons, their popular month-long e-mail and internet poster campaign encouraging voters to reelect President Barack Obama. The project started four years ago during the last presidential elections and ultimately drew over 100,000 views. “But, better than...

Aaron Draplin on Portland, Palin, Pizza, and…Design

The theme of last month’s San Diego AIGA Y Conference was “Spark.” But Aaron Draplin, the first speaker, had grander ambitions. Aaron had flown down the coast from Portland, Oregon, which he calls “a good place to get rained on,” and where he started his own design company in 2004. He began by announcing...

Today's Obsession, Sort of: DADT

Here’s a little bit of holiday cheer from The Chief, signed into law with no press coverage to speak of: the Small Business Innovation Research got renewed. This is a great program in which research-based federal agencies set aside amounts for small businesses to participate in their research, and therefore make a government reinvestment...