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In this week’s featured cartoon, Peter Brookes takes a dig at United States President Joe Biden for a gaffe during a press conference earlier this week that caused an uproar. Predicting that Russia “will move in” to Ukraine, Biden appeared to downplay the scenario of “Russian forces crossing the border, killing Ukrainian fighters” as a “minor incursion”.
Austrian cartoonist Marian Kamensky questions Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s honesty after he denied a Munich church report claiming that he had “failed to take action” against clerics accused of child abuse.
Adam Zyglis casts doubt on US Senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema’s credentials as members of the Democratic Party after the duo’s decision to oppose filibuster reform sank a Democrat-led effort in the Senate to increase voting rights protections. The Biden administration has announced that it would make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free.
Dave Brown illustrates the ongoing controversy facing beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the upcoming publication of a report by senior civil servant Sue Gray. This is expected to provide details on parties allegedly hosted by Johnson at his 10 Downing Street residence in violation of Covid regulations. It is unclear if the government will allow the report to be published in full.
Irish cartoonist Harry Burton takes a swipe at American musician and actor Meat Loaf, who passed away aged 74 of Covid-19 complications, several months after he had hit out at Covid restrictions, and said, “If I die, I die.”