Virginia MAGA Institute

February 27, 2023 12:05 am

Editorial cartoon by John Cole

From The Washington Post: “Months into [new VMI superintendent Cedric T. Wins’] tenure, Matt Daniel, now 60, and other 1985 graduates launched a political action committee called the Spirit of VMI. The group has been pushing back forcefully against Wins, 59, and his diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, which are intended to attract more minorities and women to campus and make them feel valued and respected as cadets. ‘Reject the woke assault on VMI,’ one of the PAC’s websites blares in all-caps. ‘Close ranks.'”

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John Cole
John Cole

John Cole's political cartoons on Virginia government and politics appear on the Virginia Mercury on Fridays. He is currently the staff cartoonist for the editorial pages of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, PA. Prior to this, he enjoyed a nearly 20-year run with The Herald-Sun in Durham, NC, where he developed an affection for the state, its people and its politics. His award-winning work is internationally syndicated by Cagle Cartoons.