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What is your favorite newspaper cartoon? "Peanuts"? "Garfield"? "Dilbert"?
Although those cartoons might make you laugh, another kind of cartoon will make you laugh and think. It's called an editorial cartoon. Artists draw editorial cartoons to express their opinions about subjects in the news, such as the election or the war in Iraq.
Cartoonists use a number of techniques, including symbolism, exaggeration, humor, and caricature (KAR-ih-kah-choor) to comment on news events. The following cartoons illustrate those techniques.
On June 30, more than one year after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the United States transferred power in …