Editorial Cartooning, Journalism, and a Citizen’s Duty in the Era of Hope and Change
Report by Betty Sakai
Editorial cartoonist and acclaimed international speaker Michael Ramirez brought rounds of laughter to the Forum’s Christmas Holiday Meeting, sharing insights into what it means to be a political analyst, challenging listeners to get involved to preserve their liberty and freedom. Ramirez’s many accomplishments include: two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008, three-time Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalism Award winner, recipient of almost every journalism award and the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California, Irvine, recipient of the 2005 National Journalism Award, and author of the book, Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion. His cartoons are featured world-wide in over four hundred (400) newspapers and magazines through the Creators Syndicate. He is the Senior Editor of Investor’s Business Daily, a regular contributor to The Weekly Standard, and a member of the A-Team on Fox News Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” show.
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