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Have a laugh on us! Check out Mike Thompson’s favorite cartoons from 2018

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I’m often asked if I’m having a field day as a political cartoonist with President Donald Trump in the White House. The truth is that Trump makes my job harder. Seriously.

I can’t draw cartoons about one person every day — although there are weeks when it seems that I should. The problem is that Trump sucks all the oxygen out of every other issue. Every political conversation seems to revolve around him,  and relatively little attention is given to other issues. Since it’s my job to be relevant, there are only so many times I can tackle issues other than the hot topic of the day — which is always Trump.

I don’t expect things to get better for commentators in 2019. In the meantime, please enjoy my cartoon look back at the some of the big issues of 2018.

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