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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!