It's been a tumultuous and exciting year. To mark its end, NPR Double Take will be recapping the biggest news events, going month by month to bring you the best cartoons on the issues.
The U.S. was suffering through a series of extreme weather events as Republicans held their convention in Tampa, Florida, and NASA's rover Curiosity landed on Mars. Chip Bok noted that Hurricane Isaac wasn't the only hot air to disrupt the GOP gathering, while Mike Smith hoped water would be found in the drought-stricken Midwest as well as on Mars.
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