Opinion

You Write the Caption

Your new caption contest challenge: Jan. 23, 2017

Welcome to You Write the Caption, the Charlotte Observer cartoon caption contest, an opportunity to test your wit and win a prize. Each Monday, Observer editorial cartoonist Kevin Siers will post a political cartoon that needs a caption and invite readers to write one. Winner will receive a print of the cartoon with the caption on it. To learn more about our contest and see our caption writing guidelines, please click here.

Viewpoint

Mexico could pay for the wall. Here’s how.

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto told an assembly of top diplomats last week that “Mexico of course will not pay” for Donald Trump’s wall. His predecessor, former President Vicente Fox, put it more bluntly in a tweet storm last week, declaring: “TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that (expletive) wall.”

Letters to the Editor

Time for a new attitude on Trump

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Videos

Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12

Charlotte Squawks is an annual stage show poking fun at politics, pop culture and sports through satire and musical parodies. Produced by the Blumenthal and featuring Mike Collins of WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, the show runs every June in the Booth Theater and just finished its 12th season.
Charlotte Squawks
Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12 2:38

Not A Toll Man (Parody of the Blues Brothers' Soul Man) from Charlotte Squawks 12

Dan DiMicco is Trump trade adviser 2:52

Dan DiMicco is Trump trade adviser

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions 7:12

UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions

Limo Protest Video 3:25

Limo Protest Video