To me, some of best political cartoons are the ones that have the sharpest humor. In general, when I think about political events and issues, currently the presidential election comes to mind, I’m definitely not laughing. However, when I see a particularly funny political cartoon (like the featured image), I laugh. I think this is because political cartoons don’t make light of issues, but they inflate the ridiculousness of the situation with humor like satire. The featured image isn’t making light of unemployment, but rather providing a commentary on the level of unemployment in the USA in a way that’s funny. Funny political cartoons allow the reader an outlet for the absurdity of political issues, and outlet where they can laugh instead of stressing about the goings-on in the world, without taking away the importance of the issues.