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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial sits at a desk and answers the phone, saying, "Office of the mayor--also the police department." Superintendent Morris listens in the doorway.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial stirs a large pot (cauldron) over a fire. Inside the cauldron is a book titled "Legislative wish book." Morial looks back over his shoulder at the Louisiana capitol building, which has a sign hanging from its tower that reads, "Hard times." The cartoon caption reads, "The painful melting down process..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. New Orleans mayor Ernest Morial and William Jefferson are dressed in baseball uniforms. Morial is speaking angrily to Jefferson, saying, "You're minor league!" Jefferson smiles and responds, "Thanks a lot, Dutch...you just pushed me into the majors!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man who delivers singing telegrams is dressed in a frayed and tattered uniform and a beanie cap. He is labeled "Recession." He holds a telegram in his hand and sings to a man who has opened the front door of his home. The man in the doorway appears dismayed. The telegram being sung is, "When you fret and start to fidget, remember inflation's below double digit."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Two men labeled "Arkansas" and "Louisiana" are planning tennis with a ball labeled "Creationism." The man labeled Arkansas slams the ball, standing close to the net, and the impact is labeled "Unconstitutional ruling." The player labeled Louisiana stands at half court and watches the ball fly over his head.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Sherman Copelin stands at a podium which has a banner attached reading, "Copelin for city council." Behind him are two ghosts of Copelin wearing white robes. One is labeled, "Family Health Foundation" and the other reads, "Superdome Services, Inc." The cartoon caption reads, "Ghosts of Christmases past."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards is playing a guitar and singing while he watches cash and coins drop from a large pipe into an open truck that is labeled "1983 election kitty." Edwards is singing, "It ju-s-s-t ke-e-e-ps rollin'...It ju-s-s-t ke-e-e-ps rollin' in..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan is standing at the edge of a landmass (United States), and the U.S. Capitol dome is seen behind him under a night sky with a moon (left side of the cartoon). At Reagan's feet is water that separates him from another landmass (Europe?) under a daytime sky (right side of the cartoon). A Soviet tank with a hammer and sickle symbol has come to the edge of the landmass, and its gun is pointed toward the U.S. Capitol. Reagan is blowing a trumpet in the direction of the U.S. Capitol, and the sound waves are labeled, "Draft registration reveille." The cartoon caption reads, "Changing his pre-election tune."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man bundled up in winter clothing and accessories, including a weather vane on his hat, drives a car with a license plate that reads, "Winter '82." He is driving down a road that has patches of ice. Snow is along both sides of the road, and a sign labeled "Southland" has ice and snow on the top edge. The man is saying, "People say the Sun Belt's a nice place to go for the winter."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A ship flying a banner with "Port of N.O." is labeled "General cargo trade." The ship is sailing in choppy waters. Large waves labeled "Containerization...Baltimore...'Roll-on/roll-off'...Miami...Los Angeles...Houston" threaten to swamp it. The cartoon caption reads, "Port in a storm."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Leonid Brezhnev and Fidel Castro sit at a theater dressing room mirror. Brezhnev holds a pot of grease paint and an applicator, and his face is covered with the paint which darkens his skin. Castro, face painted, watches. Their rifles are near the window, through which can be seen a city skyline and a theater marquee with "Now showing...S. Africa ho!" Brezhnev says, "The whole world's a stage."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Yassir Arafat sits in a foxhole holding his rifle. The sky is filled with explosions. He says, "It's a real jungle out there! Terrorists fighting terrorists!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Juvenile crime" looks at watches in the glass case at a shop (pawn shop?). The merchant stands on the other side of the glass case. Behind the merchant on the wall are several handguns under a sign that reads, "Sat. night specials." Signs on top of the glass case read, "Now on sale...Curfew specials" and "You'll have to know when it's 11 o'clock."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter sits at his desk in the White House. The Capitol dome and Washington Memorial can be seen through the window behind him. A sign on his desk reads, "The buck stops here 'til Jan 20th."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Uncle Sam is riding a Ferris wheel at a circus. The wheel is labeled, "High interest rates...Recession...Low interest rates...Inflation." The wheel operator stands nearby, his hand on the control. In the background is a circus tent with a flag labeled, "Economy circus." The cartoon caption reads, "Round and 'round it goes..."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Leonid Brezhnev and another man stand looking at a large map of the Middle East. A large push pin with a hammer and sickle symbol on it is stuck into Syria, and above this is "Soviet-Syria treaty." Brezhnev is holding a box labeled "Sales territorial pins" with more push pins. A small step stool is in front of the map. Lines and shapes suggesting explosions are scattered over Iraq and Iran. Brezhnev, with a smile, says, "My! Opportunities could be bustin' out all over!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, with angry expressions, are throwing mud at each other. A man watching says, "If nice guys finish last, you guys both look like winners."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A stork is holding a bag labeled "New Orleans' 1980 census figures" in its bill. In the bag are many people, including mayor Ernest Morial, who with fists raised is saying, "We've got at least 86 thousand more!" The stork is thinking, "Oh! Oh! Look what I've done now."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan holds a telephone receiver attached to a telephone cord that spells "Debate line." The receiver at the other end of the line is labeled "Carter." From it comes, "This is a recording...I'll debate Reagan head to head...This is a recording..." Nearby is Jimmy Carter holding a telephone receiver. Reagan appears surprised; Carter appears worried.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan and David Stockman stand together looking at a steamroller labeled "Tax cut coalition." The rollers are labeled, "Republicans" and "Southern Democrats." On the ground is the cut-out of a person flattened and labeled, "Budget cuts opposition." Reagan says, "Crank it up for another run."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan smiles and holds a holds a straw hat in one hand and a cane in the other. He stands on a movie set surrounded by filming equipment (clap board, microphone, lighting, and motion picture camera). Behind him on the wall is a large graph labeled "The polls." The cartoon caption reads, "Leading man."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. The Supreme Court bench is drawn like a large ballot box. A hasp and lock are attached to the front of the box. Ronald Reagan stands nearby holding a sign that reads, "I'd appoint a woman to the High Court."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget, leans back against his desk. He holds a large pair of scissors labeled, "Drastic spending cuts." He is looking up with worry at a huge man labeled "Foreign aid." Stockman says, "Er...on second thought, perhaps I spoke rather hastily...."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Industrial waste dumpers" is playing a board game called "The pollution game, new legislative version." The start of the game is at bottom left of the playing board, and a pair of dice are on the table. The man's playing piece is on a square labeled, "Take a card." The card in his hand reads, "Go directly to jail."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A very large man labeled "Deficits" is underneath a hospital bed on hands and knees, as if trying to crawl under it. The bed is off the floor by several feet. The patient in the bed looks down at the large man with worry. A graph hangs from the foot of the bed; it is labeled "Recovery," and has an upward trend line.

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man sits at a bar. He has a cigarette in his hand. On the bar are a pack of cigarettes, an empty shot glass with spilled liquor, and a bottle. Ronald Reagan and David Stockman stand nearby. Reagan is thinking, "Increased cigarette tax," and Stockman is thinking, "Increased alcohol tax." The man at the bar calls out to them, "Hey! Don't look at me like that!"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. Ronald Reagan and a man with a briefcase labeled, "House appropriations OK," look at a large missile in a large glass case labeled, "The new 83's are here!...The all new MX." In the background, the U.S. Capitol dome is shaking in the wind. Reagan is saying, "Look at those sleek lines...built to withstand all that windy resistance."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man labeled "Louisiana" stands at the edge of a large field where a sign has been erected. The sign reads, "Site of world's largest hazardous waste disposal plant." The man says, "How lucky can I get?"

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A police officer dressed in an old-fashioned uniform (with bowler hat and handlebar moustache) is labeled, "Sunday blue laws." He wears a star on his coat. His eyes are cut sharply toward a building at one edge of the cartoon. The cartoon caption reads, "You can drink yourself silly or bet on your favorite filly, but don't try home fix-up or you'll find the jig's up."

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eldon Pletcher. A man wearing ammunition belts has an arm band labeled "Red Brigades." He carries a newspaper with the headine, "Police storm hideout, free Dozier." He is looking with a shocked or angry expression at a large sign on a brick building, which reads, "Terror, Inc." The man says, "It used to be a stronghold!"

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