Sarah Palin Retreats (Editorial Cartoon)

Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial cartoons and animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. This week, she questions the wisdom of Sarah Palin’s now-infamous “target map.” (Here’s what a Palin aide says about the controversy.) In light of the recent shootings in Arizona, will politicians and talk show hosts dial down the rhetoric a notch? Read MoJo‘s exclusive interview with alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner’s longtime friend, or see MoJo‘s related coverage—The Editors