John Pritchett


Cartoonist John Pritchett found a link between two seemingly hopeless situations — the spill of nearly a quarter-million gallons of molasses that created a spreading toxic plume for sea life in and around Honolulu Harbor, and the nightmarish situation in Syria. An opportunity emerged in Syria, however, after Russian Leader Vladimir Putin came up with an unexpected peace plan that aims to eliminate Syrian Leader Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons and prevent an American attack aimed at weakening the regime for using WMDs against Assad’s opponents. (The Russian proposal doesn’t meaningfully address Syria’s civil war.)

About the author: John Pritchett is a longtime award-winning political cartoonist. He has been penning artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. Find more of his work on the web at

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