Rob Tornoe

Rob Tornoe is a local cartoonist and columnist, and can be seen in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City, The News Journal, and the Dover Post chain of newspapers. He's also a contributor to Media Matters and WHYY. Web site: Twitter: @RobTornoe

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Delaware finally has a budget. Now let’s consolidate the schools

Filed in Delaware, Education by on July 5, 2017 5 Comments

Saving money isn’t the only reason consolidating Delaware’s 19 school districts makes sense.

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Delaware’s stupid, no-good, unfair tax code

Filed in Delaware by on April 24, 2017 22 Comments

John Carney is right to want to spread the pain of Delaware’s massive budget around. But he could do more if he actually wanted to fix the state’s terrible tax code.

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Trump-backer Colin Bonini is going to need a long shower after this campaign

Filed in Delaware by on October 25, 2016 2 Comments

Colin Bonini has steadfastly refused to unendorse the walking punchline that is Donald Trump, and lately he’s even using the same racist dog whistle.

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I actually agree with Christine O’Donnell, and think Mike Castle is wrong

Filed in Delaware by on May 13, 2016 7 Comments

Here’s something I never thought I’d write in a million years – Christine O’Donnell is right.

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The eerie similarities between Donald Trump and Christine O’Donnell

Filed in Delaware by on March 11, 2016 3 Comments

Didn’t Republicans learn their lesson?

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Your annual reminder: It’s time Delaware raises the gas tax

Filed in Delaware by on February 23, 2016 0 Comments

With 48 structurally deficient bridges and no gas tax increase since 1993, it’s time.

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If you hated Delaware’s apology for slavery, you might be a racist

Filed in Delaware by on February 15, 2016 62 Comments

Delaware’s mea culpa is just the first step.

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Yippee! $10.50 an hour… in 2020. Maybe.

Filed in Delaware by on February 8, 2016 0 Comments

I should be celebrating. After all, the Delaware Senate actually managed to pass a bill last week that would increase Delaware’s paltry minimum wage to $10.50 an hour.

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We don’t need more guns in Delaware’s state parks

Filed in Delaware by on January 8, 2016 6 Comments

If my gun-toting friends out there are so afraid to go to a Delaware state park unarmed, here’s a simple suggestion – stay home.

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DowDuPont: Better living through layoffs

Filed in Delaware by on December 22, 2015 5 Comments

“The pink slips were placed in the stockings with care…”

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Black vs. Blue: Where is the justice?

Filed in Delaware by on December 9, 2015 6 Comments

A white cop on an white police force severely injures a surrendering black suspect, and a white jury lets him off to the cheers of white president of his police union. And you’re telling me race isn’t important?

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Chris Christie should be ashamed of his fear-mongering

Filed in National by on November 17, 2015 38 Comments

Chris Christie is the worst type of cynical fear-peddler, playing on the Islamophobia rampant among a large number of Republican supporters in a cheap ploy to garner votes.

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Only one way to stop Obamacare rate hikes in Delaware

Filed in Delaware by on October 14, 2015 14 Comments

Despite all its benefits, Obamacre was always just going to be a Band-Aid for our health care woes. Now Delaware is getting hit by double-digit rate hikes. Is there a solution? Yes, and it’s been right in front of us the entire time.

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‘Quarterly capitalism’ and the destruction of DuPont

Filed in Delaware by on October 9, 2015 1 Comment

The “resignation” of DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman is an example of the importance Wall Street places on short-term performance, something Hillary Clinton has dubbed “quarterly capitalism.”

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It only took a hurricane to get Chris Christie to care about New Jersey

Filed in National by on October 2, 2015 0 Comments

It only took a hurricane to force Chris Christie back to New Jersey to do the job he was elected for.

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Chris Christie tried to convince 23 million Americans he supports medical marijuana. He doesn’t

Filed in National by on September 18, 2015 2 Comments

Chris Christie has done everything he can to drag his feet on implementing medical marijuana in New Jersey. Here are the facts.

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Hillary raising money in Joe Biden country

Filed in Delaware by on August 21, 2015 6 Comments

Hillary Clinton is coming to Rehoboth Beach, so please don’t mention Joe Biden while she’s here.

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Cannonball! Should Biden disrupt the 2016 election?

Filed in Delaware, National by on August 3, 2015 9 Comments

To quote Ron Burgandy, “That escalated quickly.”

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Delaware lawmakers are killing the golden goose

Filed in Delaware by on June 19, 2015 8 Comments

As I was coming up with ideas for my new cartoon, I had a surprising revelation – I was actually sympathizing with Delaware’s beleaguered casinos?

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Tornoe cartoon: RIP Beau Biden

Filed in Delaware by on June 1, 2015 2 Comments

As a new father, I had a hard time drawing today’s cartoon about the death of Beau Biden.

Normally, I include an essay when I post my cartoons, which enables me to broaden the discussion and examine the nuance of a subject beyond the single-focus of a cartoon.

But this is different.

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A new punishment for people who litter at the beach

Filed in Delaware by on June 1, 2015 2 Comments

Hate those dirty litterbugs who soil our pristine beaches? So do Kristen and I! Good thing we came up with a suitable punishment.

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Markell an imperfect messenger on infrastructure funding

Filed in Delaware by on May 26, 2015 3 Comments

Gov. Markell is right when he says that as a state, “We just have to make more investments in our roads and bridges.” He’s also part of the problem.

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Spineless Dems won’t say it, so I will: Menendez should resign

Filed in National by on April 8, 2015 1 Comment

Bob MenendezIf Triumph the Comic Insult Dog would here, he’d say we may not know if Sen. Bob Menendez is guilty or innocent, but we do know one thing: “He’s guilty.”

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Chris Christie: Presidency more important than helping Atlantic City

Filed in National by on April 1, 2015 1 Comment

“ChipIt’s becoming increasingly clear that Chris Christie cares more about being president than anything happening back in New Jersey.

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Does Delaware deserve to kill?

Filed in Delaware by on March 27, 2015 10 Comments

“ChipThe real question isn’t “Do people deserve to die for the crimes they’ve committed?”, it’s “Do we deserve to kill?”

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