Planet Thorburn is a blog operated by Alexander Thorburn Hoffman. Planet Thorburn features cartoons, comics and artistic political satire.

Alex Hoffman has a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, where he worked as a political cartoonist for UCLA's award winning student newspaper, The Daily Bruin. While on staff, he won several statewide awards for his cartoons. He received a J.D. from Southwestern Law School. At Southwestern, he continued cartooning for the monthly law magazine, The Commentator as well as designed the covers for each issue. He is also the creator of the webcomics, Libertarian Rabbits From Outer Space and Tales Of Absurdity.

Presently he is a contributor and political cartoonist for the blog When Falls The Coliseum, a freelance cartoonist for Cartoon Movement and a graphic artist for Townhall's Freedom Cards.

He currently lives in North Hollywood, California.

All writing and artwork © 2009-2014 Alexander Hoffman. All Rights Reserved.

Reason.tv’s Boom Roasting of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize with hilarious results.

Palin, a Placeholder in the Right-wing Resurgence

Why Palin is not who the left fears, nor who the right praises
by Alex Hoffman
Planet Thorburn - 11/21/09

With Gov. Sarah Palin’s memoir, Going Rogue, finally out on book shelves, many pundits are talking about her role in the recent wave of opposition to President Barack Obama’s administration and its policies. While on her book tour, she’s brought talk show hosts and commentators their highest ratings in years. During her interview with Sean Hannity, she brought him 4.2 million viewers, beating long time ratings champ Bill O’Reilly. Oprah’s interview with the Palin boosted her ratings to its highest levels in two years. Despite her ability to cause a ratings surge and equally garner cheers from her fans and jeers from her critics, the former Alaskan governor is neither the force behind the backlash against Obama, nor the savior of the GOP.

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Reason.tv’s How to Fix Health Care: Lasik Surgery For The Medical Debate

Reason continues to be one of the very few sane and rational promoters of liberty and free market policy that can actually produce real results. This video gets it right. Turning patients into consumers is the only way to drive down the costs of healthcare.

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The Onion: U.S. Government To Save Billions By Cutting Wasteful Senator Program

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