Editorial cartoons for Oct. 30, 2022: Midterm election frights, Twitter’s new owner

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

The Headless Horseman theme was repeated by Joey Weatherford. He and many other cartoonists also gravitated toward issues masquerading 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 Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s continuing abortion saga; crime as “the elephant in the room”; the storm-tossed ship U.S. Democracy; the scary economy; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s plans if Republicans retake the House; a red wave approaching New York on the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy; price-gouging by corporations and Big Oil; and the giant, U.S.-shaped crater created by political division.

Other topics in this week’s cartoons include Tesla founder Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the social media network; the decision by Adidas to end its relationship with the musical artist Ye over his antisemitic remarks; a national school report card showing the toll of Covid-19 lockdowns on student’s test scores; and Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats against Ukraine and the West; and the Ukraine policy letter that blew up in the faces 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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