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Bill Day: 'Putin on the Blame'

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Image: Bill Day (Read more about award-winning cartoonist Bill Day below.)

Bill Day's award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers worldwide four times a week through CagleCartoons.com syndication service. Day has won the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists six times--in 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2001, and 2000. The recipient of two Robert F. Kennedy Awards--2010 and 1985. He has also been honored with the National Headliner Award, the John Fischetti Award, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Best Editorial Cartoons, The James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and a host of many other awards.

Day began his career in 1980 with the Philadelphia Bulletin. He has also worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In 2009 he was laid off at The Commercial Appeal. Bill won three national awards the following year. Bill and his wife Susan have three teenage sons, Sam-19, Robby-16, and Zack-15.Bill and his wife Susan have three teenage sons, Sam-19, Robby-16, and Zack-15.

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Bill Day: 'Havana Daydreamin''

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Image: Bill Day (Read more about award-winning cartoonist Bill Day below.)

Bill Day's award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers worldwide four times a week through CagleCartoons.com syndication service. Day has won the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists six times--in 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2001, and 2000. The recipient of two Robert F. Kennedy Awards--2010 and 1985. He has also been honored with the National Headliner Award, the John Fischetti Award, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Best Editorial Cartoons, The James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and a host of many other awards.

Day began his career in 1980 with the Philadelphia Bulletin. He has also worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In 2009 he was laid off at The Commercial Appeal. Bill won three national awards the following year. Bill and his wife Susan have three teenage sons, Sam-19, Robby-16, and Zack-15.Bill and his wife Susan have three teenage sons, Sam-19, Robby-16, and Zack-15.

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The Book Booth: Holiday Shopping Edition

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The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. @SeattleDan, along with his wife, @SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-store in Hoquiam, WA at 706 Simpson Ave (Route 101 South). Both have been in the book business since shortly after the Creation, or close to 6000 years now.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. I guess sales aren't quite what retailers had hoped for. But for us, Small Business Saturday went fairly well, though not enough to retire completely to that beach resort we've been dreaming about. But it was great to see President Obama do some shopping locally last Saturday at his local independent bookstore!
Support Your Local Independent Bookstore!

Claire Kirch happened to be visiting Politics and Prose at the same time as the President et familia were there and had this detailed account for Publishers Weekly.
Presidential Politics and Prose Visit

Down the metaphorical street, it seems the Library of Congress has found itself embroiled in a plagiarism controversy with its production of an illustrated biography of Mark Twain, published by Little Brown. H/T to Lucian for finding this.
The Library of Congress Plagiarizing? Yep!

And we have more end of the year lists. The New York Times recently published its 100 most notable titles. If you're looking for something new and noteworthy to give as a present, you may want to check it out.
NY Times Selections

For a more nuanced look at the Times Notable selections, Laura Miller had this commentary over at Salon.
More on the NY Times Selections

There are always the more obscure, but great books that get looked over. Slate magazine has this list of books that may not may any other lists this year.
Underrated Books

And more end of the year awards! The "prestigious" bad sex scene in a novel was won this year by the otherwise fine Nigerian author Ben Okri. NPR has the story here.
Bad Sex Scene Prize

Good news for fans of Jonathan Franzen. His latest novel Purity will be published next September by Farrar Straus. It looks to be something of an epic, from the always ambitious Franzen.
Jonathan Franzen's Latest

We sadly note the passing of former US Poet Laureate Mark Strand, who seems to have taught nearly everywhere during his career.
Mark Strand

Finally, from the We always suspected so Department, science shows that people who read fiction are more empathic than those who do not read. Thanks to the lovely Seattle Tammy for finding this.
Fiction Readers Are Nice People

Get out there and shop your local independent stores. Enjoy your weekend and give your lists of what you're reading.

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Lauren Mayer: The Guy on Immigration

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
Note: Check out Lauren's CDs, including her latest, "If My Uterus Were A Gun (And Other Musical Rants From The News)" - available at "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenmayer8" as well as on iTunes and Amazon. Her website is laurenmayer.com.

From YouTube:

A musical salute to Obama's executive action (and to the furious response by his opponents, who were so totally going to do something eventually, maybe)

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