Cartoonist Hilary Price talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich on the road in Kenosha.
The page of the country's newspapers can sometimes be rough - stories of crime and mayhem, contentious politics, and - depending your rooting interests - losing sports teams. But fortunately, there are always the comics to fall back on, some literal comic relief in the midst of everything else.
With election season in full swing, it's easy to think that today's political environment is more polarized than in the past - that back in the old days, consensus was the norm, politicians didn't calculate with precision their next moves, and war wasn't politicized.
Of course, one has to merely rewind about 150 years to the American Civil War to rejigger that assumption.