Steve Benson for December 30, 2023

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    ShadowMaster  4 months ago

    Nice Tribute to a fine lady.

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    pamela welch Premium Member 4 months ago

    Nicely done Steve ♥

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    She was far superior than what makes up the SCOTUS today.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

    I believe that Justice O’Connor was the last member of the US Supreme Court to have held an elective office prior to being named to the court. There’s something about being seasoned in the give and take of electoral politics that gives the judiciary a better feel for how their decisions will affect the ordinary American.

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    nyg16  3 months ago

    next year at this time if the repubilCONs get what they want old Uncle Sam will be crying over the grave of democracy

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    snsurone76  3 months ago

    Nice tribute, but why does that picture of Ms. O’Connor look more like Grandma from THE WALTONS??

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 3 months ago

     Where were YOU 3 years ago?

    I was …

    John Doe: … at work, trying to earn a living.

    Mary Moe: … still recovering from COVID.

    Robin Retiree: … home watching TV, barely believing what was going down.

    Mike Pence: … preparing to count the legally cast electoral votes for president.

    Ron Johnson: … trying to slip an envelope of fake Wisconsin electors to Pence.

    Enrique Tarrio: … leading my Proud Boys in an assault on the US Capitol.

    Mike Fantone: … doing my duty.

    Josh Hawley: … running for my life.

    Donald Trump: … masterminding a plot to overthrow the US government.

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    zerorest  3 months ago

    She started the mess we’re in today.

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    tpcox928  3 months ago

    Best political cartoon of 2023.

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    Ionizer  3 months ago

    There’s a 3-day-old news story at the Arizona Mirror (azmirror), repeated by the Daily Cartoonist (dailycartoonist) that says Steve has retired. I guess the tanker car of orange ink has gone empty.

    If you’re still reading these, Steve, I usually disagreed with you, but I often got a chuckle or a point to consider out of your strips, even when they poked me. Best wishes. I’ll keep watching here for any new ones.

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    MIAMIJAC12 Premium Member 3 months ago

    What’s up with Steve, ill? Looking forward to new ideas.

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    rossevrymn  3 months ago

    Steve Benson retired: “Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and it pains me to say that Benson is stepping out of the workaday world and into retirement. It won’t be “goodbye forever,” and I certainly hope that we’ll see the occasional Benson cartoon land in the Arizona Mirror in the weeks, months and years to come”

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    rossevrymn  3 months ago

    If only it has been ol’ right-wing populist Lisa, who shut it down.

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    danlevinson  3 months ago

    Nice tribute from LAST YEAR! Can you fix the political comic feeds so we can see Steve Benson’s latest?

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    danlevinson  3 months ago

    SteveBenson8, any updated comics? It’s been 30 days.

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    bigheadx  2 months ago

    Has Benson retired too?

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    snsurone76  2 months ago

    Will there EVER be a new illustration here?? If not, I suggest GoComics drop this strip—along with “Cathy Commiserations”, “Miss Peach”, and “The New Adventures of Queen Victoria”.

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    Writers Block Steve ?

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    azjleecy  2 months ago

    He can be found on Facebook now.

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    SteveBenson8 creator 2 months ago

    Took some time to deal with a bout of influenza

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    SteveBenson8 creator 2 months ago

    Been there for awhile.

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    hoot1  2 months ago

    SB…hope you’re feeling much better now, and thanks for letting us know. It’s a fertile season for sage cartoons, hope you get an occasional inspiration to share. Best regards.

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    Jim Fraser Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Jeez… a month and a half?

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 2 months ago

    Birthdays, Christmas presents, mom’s cherry pie, my sweetie getting home from work, Steve Benson cartoons — some things are worth waiting for.

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    wolfiiig  about 2 months ago

    Dave van Ronk doing ‘He was a Friend of Mine’ at the Phil Ochs Memorial. Showing my age, but it’s on Youtube.

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    winowino Premium Member about 1 month ago

    “After almost 45 year years of editorial cartooning Steve Benson is retiring.” – Arizona Mirror, posted March 1, 2024

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 1 month ago

    This is Claire Ferguson Benson, Steve’s wife.

    I thought you’d like to know Steve had a stroke on 21 February and is now recovering in a wonderful rehabilitation hospital.

    Fortunately he was given a medication in time, which greatly increases the potential of a full, or near to full, recovery.

    I expect you’ll receive this news with a mix of compassion, sorrow and good wishes for Steve and for that I thank you more than I can express.

    I’ll keep you posted,

    Claire xo

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    Judge Magney  about 1 month ago

    Steve Benson’s wife posted on Facebook that he recently had a stroke and is in rehab. Hopes for recovery are strong.

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    HarryLime Premium Member about 1 month ago

    Praying for a smooth recovery!

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    Drag0nr1der  about 1 month ago

    Hope your recovery is going well. Light a candle for you.

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    mechassist01 Premium Member about 1 month ago

    yeah…how bout you draw something else…soon

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    irwriter2  24 days ago

    Is Steve Benson ever coming back?

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    cmxx  22 days ago

    to irwriter2, et al.: Below is what azjleecy posted in replies, where it’s easy to miss:


    azjleecy 16 days ago [March 7]

    His wife wrote on his Facebook page that he suffered a stroke recently…doing well, all things considered, but will be out of view for a while.


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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 15 days ago

    OK, 3 months now with nothing new. This one’s dropping off my “check every day” list.

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    Conservative Man  14 days ago

    Is this ever going to end

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    jg_redbirds  13 days ago

    Get well.

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    drbee  2 days ago

    Ok, Stevie- we understand you miss her- but enough, already. Let the poor lass rest in peace.

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    cmxx  1 day ago

    Mr. Benson has retired.

    Quotes from two pieces written by the Arizona Mirror’s editor, Tom Small, are below; you can read the full stories by typing “Steve Benson” into the search box on the Mirror’s website.

    After more than 40 years, we say a loving goodbye to Steve Benson By: Jim Small – Wednesday January 10, 2024

    Like so many other longtime Arizonans, searching out the latest Steve Benson cartoon has been a part of my regular routine. Since the 1980s, he’s been skewering Arizona leaders and politicos on a regular basis, in between reminding us exactly how amazing our state is and how we need to protect both its natural and […]

    Steve Benson, acclaimed AZ cartoonist, recovering from stroke By: Jim Small – Tuesday March 5, 2024

    Legendary Arizona cartoonist Steve Benson suffered a stroke last month and is recovering in a Mesa rehabilitation hospital. His wife told the Arizona Mirror the prognosis is positive. “We’ve been assured there’s a good chance of full recovery,” Claire Benson said. In a brief interview, she said that Steve suffered the stroke on Feb. 21 […]

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