September 12, 2021 editorial cartoons: September 11 anniversary, Covid-19 warrants, Texas abortion ban

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It has been 20 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, when Al-Qaida hijackers flew commercial airliners into the two World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. . A fourth plane believed to be heading for Washington crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pa., After passengers overpowered the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people have died.

Editorial cartoonists celebrate the anniversary in this week’s gallery.

Dana Summers of Tribune Content Agency draws the “twin towers” ​​of freedom and liberty. Michael Ramirez of the Las Vegas Review-Journal shoots President Joe Biden, whose decision to withdraw from Afghanistan leaves the Taliban in power and ensures the safety of Americans and their allies who could not be evacuated. Joey Weatherford of Tribune Content Agency draws firefighters in the shadow of the World Trade Center towers with the Bible verse: “I thank my God for every memory of you.

Other news items in the cartoons include continued resistance to mask warrants and Covid-19 vaccines; reaction to the Texas ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and the Supreme Court’s decision to leave it in place; flooding along the east coast caused by hurricanes fueled by a warmer planet; and another kind of flood, red ink, threatening to flood the United States Capitol.

The 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 AF Branco, Mike Luckovich and Michael Ramirez of Creators Syndicate.

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