Mike Shelton is the editorial cartoonist for the Orange County Register in Southern California. His editorial cartoons, on topics that range from state and local politics to international issues and the White House, appear in newspapers five-times-a-week. Sheltons political sensibilities were shaped and deepened during his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1973. He rose to the rank of sergeant, served in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge. His politics? Shelton grew up Southern Democrat, became a Republican and evolved to libertarian.