The Press: The Friendly Enemy

As editorial cartoonist for the New York Herald Tribune, Daniel B. Dowling, 47, is one of the best practitioners of the old-fashioned school of cartooning. Instead of blasting with broad, charcoal-black strokes like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Dan Fitzpatrick or the Washington Post's "Herblock," Dowling gently spoofs with fine-line ink strokes and light caricature. A lifelong Republican. Cartoonist Dowling, who is syndicated in more than 100 papers, is guilty of one big heresy. "I really miss Harry Truman," says he. "When he was President, there was a three-ring circus in Washington." Dowling's heresy is understandable. Like all good cartoonists, whatever...

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