The major awards given to editorial cartoonists recognize a host of techniques within the profession. Celebrating such accomplishments as journalistic merit, defense of basic freedoms, ethical behavior, professional integrity, and successful communication, this collection takes on major political issues. Recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, National Headliner Award, and the Herblock Prize, among others, have contributed their winning pictorial commentary for inclusion in this unique volume. Also included in this volume is the international Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award, which honored its first American competitor, Robert Ariail, for his submission on rising gas prices. Other popular topics range from Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize to Tiger Woods' recreational activities and the Health Care Reform's red tape. Lauded for their clarity and skill, the current group of artists has used First Amendment rights to raise awareness of the state of the nation through their own points of view.