Telnaes Interactive Web Cartoon Printed in WaPo

From left to right: Elena Kagan, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas (with his wife Ginni Thomas behind him), Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen G. Breyer.

Mike Peterson linked to Ann Telnaes‘ latest Washington Post interactive cartoon about the Supreme Court the other day when it first appeared on the WaPo website (June 30).
On Sunday (July 3) it appeared in print in The Sunday Washington Post.

So how does a paper convert an interactive web cartoon narrative to the printed page?

In this case it’s a full page of the Ann Telnaes art with text by Claire Hao.

The Supreme Court is facing a dangerous moment. Even before it took the unpopular step of overturning the nearly half-century-old right to abortion, its approval rating had fallen to a historic low — with the public as split along partisan lines as the court itself. If the court confronts a crisis of legitimacy, it’s one largely of its own making.

  1. Sen. Mitch McConnell abandoned all pretense of fairness to achieve a longtime goal: conservative control of the Supreme Court.
  2. As the vote to overturn Roe v. Wade showed, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. struggles to control the Supreme Court’s invigorated conservative majority.
  3. Only one justice voted in support of Trump’s request to block the House Jan. 6 committee subpoena for White House records: Clarence Thomas.
  4. When lower courts blocked many of Trump’s controversial orders, his Justice Department often turned to the Supreme Court for help.
  5. The Supreme Court is increasingly seen as just another partisan wing of the government.
  6. The draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade written by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. that leaked in May represented a huge blow to the integrity of a court that depends on the confidentiality of internal deliberations.
  7. After the leak of the draft opinion, abortion rights demonstraters have taken to picketing outside justices’ homes.

© The Washington Post/ Ann Telnaes

This is not Ann Telnaes first full page in The Washington Post, rather it seems she is getting a full page every couple of months lately. Kudos to The Washington Post for giving Ann such a showcase.