Pretty good week at The Nib. Here’s what I published:
Some of you may have noticed that the homepage here now redirects to my page on Medium. I’m going to redesign the landing page a bit to let people know where to find me while continuing to update the archives here. I just need to redirect it until I can get to sorting it all out next month. There were still a good number of readers coming through the homepage every day and it’s important to reroute people for now.
When President Obama said he’d think about changing the name of the Washington Redskins if he were the team’s owner, the P.R. war to preserve the team’s traditional crappy name became a national issue. Suddenly, high profile spinmeister Lanny Davis was on the scene, admonishing Obama on every cable network in his favorite Redskins shirt.
Lanny Davis is an international Saul Goodman, minus the charm. Having him in your corner isn’t an admission of wrongdoing—it’s a boast. In fact, defending a questionable name for a sports team is probably the most harmless thing Lanny has done in a decade.
A few people wrote to ask why the site has been slow to update and it’s because I’ve been hired full-time at Medium to cartoon there. I’m also editing The Nib and publishing political cartoons and comics journalism. Be sure to check that out here.