Ball point pen on today's newsprint

If you live in a swing state, you've probably witnessed the two presidential candidates whipping their horses down the home stretch. Here in New Jersey, it's a lazy afternoon stroll in the park. Despite having a republican governor, New Jersey isn't really up for grabs. We haven't voted republican for president since Ronald Reagan won 49 states. It's also an expensive state to campaign in, given it straddles the New York and Philadelphia markets. But still, it is a presidential election and aside from the news coverage and a few robo-calls, you'd hardly know there was a campaign going on. I don't even see yard signs. That feel ...

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I recall a great draftsman, artist and professor of mine telling of a courtroom reportage gig he once had of a high profile case. He showed up the first day and drew the defendant  dressed in his courtroom best, handsome and polished.... Innocent until proven guilty. As the facts of the case presented themselves his perception of the defendant changed. and so too did his drawings. Until, like a sinister twist on the idiom, beauty is in the eye of the beholder,  the drawings became as monstrous and twisted as the defendant's soul. Read More

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