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Viewing: Benson, Steve, 1954-

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A little child shall lead them... - Benson, Steve, 1954-

Part of the Golden Spike exhibition at the 2001 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Toronto, Ontario. Cartoon composed of two panels. Includes artist's note in lower margin: This cartoon was drawn when the Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories renewed last year with particular ferocity. That vast majority of killed or wounded were Palestinians and, of those, many were stone-throwing youths who often led the confrontations with Israeli troops. I felt that throwing rocks should not constitute a capital offense (and, in fact, no Israeli soldiers were killed by thrown rocks). Some defenders of Israel's decision to shoot into crowds of Palestinian protesters arg

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Don't Push Me - Benson, Steve, 1954-

Caricature of Lynn Johnston.

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Nice shot! - Benson, Steve, 1954-

Part of the Golden Spike exhibition at the 2001 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Toronto, Ontario. Includes artist's note in lower margin: This cartoon was drawn after Arizona Republican Senator John McCain voted against President Bush's tax cut plan, then met with Democratic Senator Tom Daschle at McCain's cabin retreat, fueling speculation that McCain might be conspiring to switch parties. Hard-core Republican conservatives labeled the former P.O.W. and Vietnam War hero a traitor and a recall previously launched against McCain in his own state picked up momentum. The editor killed the cartoon, saying that it was unfocused and a cheap shot. She also said that reade

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Today, thou shalt be with me in Paradise - Benson, Steve, 1954-

Part of the Golden Spike exhibition at the 2001 Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Toronto, Ontario. Includes artist's note in lower margin: This cartoon was drawn when the Vatican announced last year that all other religions were imperfect and incapable of providing full salvation. Non-Catholic groups were offended by the anti-ecumenical nature and divisive tone of the pronouncement. So was I. The editorial page editor initially approved the cartoon but was overruled by the executive editor. The reason given for killing the cartoon was that the newspaper had a few days earlier printed a large ad from a private group which had been perceived by many in the local Catho