Editorial Cartoons for October 30, 2022: Midterm Election Anxiety, Twitter’s New Owner

This week’s editorial cartoon gallery is dominated by a mishmash of midterm elections and Halloween. The main image, by Dana Summers, borrows the Headless Horseman from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to scare the Democrats.

The Headless Horseman theme was repeated by Joey Weatherford. He and many other cartoonists were also drawn to issues posed as Halloween trick-or-treaters: Summers and Hunter Biden’s laptop; Phil Hands and Inflation, Gas Prices and IRS Agents; and Steve Breen and Saudi oil prices.

Other political topics include the ongoing abortion saga of Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker; crime as “the elephant in the room”; the storm-ravaged ship US Democracy; the scary economy; Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Plans If Republicans Retake the House; a red wave approaches New York on the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy; price increases by companies and Big Oil; and the giant crater in the shape of the US created by political divisions.

Other topics in this week’s cartoons include Tesla founder Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the social media network; Adidas’ decision to end its relationship with musical artist Ye due to his anti-Semitic comments; a national school report card showing the toll of Covid-19 lockdowns on students’ test scores; and Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats against Ukraine and the West; and the Ukrainian policy letter that exploded in the face of progressive Democrats.

Cartoons were drawn by Nick Anderson, Bill Bramhall, Dana Summers, Drew Sheneman, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands, Joel Pett and Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content Agency; and Steve Breen, Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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