A presidential election like no other, a successful bid for the United States Senate by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and the closing months of the Clinton administration all provided abundant material in 2000 for editorial cartoonists to perpetuate their art.
The once simple task of counting votes was transformed into a nightmare in the Florida recount. Cartoonists, of course, zeroed in on what quickly became a sideshow, exposing human foibles and frailties and partisan posturing wherever they found it.
This 29th edition includes the best works of some 160 cartoonists on those and other issues that made headlines during the year. In addition to politics, targets included crime, gun control, the skyrocketing economy, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East. It also features a special tribute to famed comic strip and editorial cartoonist Jeff MacNelly who died during the year.