Newt Gingrich Rides a Racist Wave [Cartoon]

But will he get carried away?

Judging by Newt Gingrich’s remarks pandering to the birther movement, he’s trying to ride an undercurrent of racism back into power. But will it prove to be a riptide? An illustrator’s take:


Mother Jones was founded as a nonprofit in 1976 because we knew corporations and the wealthy wouldn’t fund the type of hard-hitting journalism we set out to do.

Today, reader support makes up about two-thirds of our budget, allows us to dig deep on stories that matter, and lets us keep our reporting free for everyone. If you value what you get from Mother Jones, please join us with a tax-deductible donation so we can keep on doing the type of journalism that 2018 demands.

Donate Now
  • Zina Saunders is an award-winning illustrator whose work appears in national magazines and newspapers and whose political satires have amused or outraged her audience, depending on which side of the aisle they sit.