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Old State Capitol exhibit looks at the power of editorial cartoons in national debate

One thing that might strike you about editorial cartoons from the early 1900s: We’re having many of the same debates today. Concerns about getting involved in international conflict, worries that we’re not taking care of veterans, annoyance at the president’s frequent vacations and even our fascination with British royalty—those topics were all part of the public discourse at the start of the 20th century, too. The exhibit “Lines with Power…