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Nov 17 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com.

  • | Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive ourselves into believing that corporate welfare can be seemly. Consider the caper, both amusing and depressing, that began when mighty Boeing sought protection behind the skirts of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

  • Posted: Oct 29 2017 - 12:05am

    The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.

  • Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com.

  • | Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    Why is Donald Trump planning to give away $700 billion — that’s billion, with a “b” — to foreigners, no strings attached? You probably didn’t know that he’s planning to do this. In fact, he himself almost surely has no idea that he’s planning to do this. But it would be one clearly predictable consequence of the tax “reform” he and his congressional allies are trying to pass.

  • Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    The British are now looking into whether President Vladimir Putin’s Russia intervened in the United Kingdom’s June 2016 referendum on continued membership in the European Union. The Brexit won by about 52 percent, but it’s unclear whether Russian interference in the affair, through social media buys or other means, made a difference. Many people in Britain long have had reservations about integration and complaints about the EU, so the outcome did not come as a shot from the dark.

  • Posted: Oct 28 2017 - 12:05am

    From the trenches

  • Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:06am

    When Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake stood up on the Senate floor to announce his retirement in a blaze of emperor-has-no-clothes truth-telling about Donald Trump’s caustic presidency, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse applauded. Sen. John McCain praised his Arizona colleague as a man of integrity. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, fresh off another insult war with the president, embraced him.

  • | Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — What would America’s abortion policy be if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number — say, seven or 11? This thought experiment is germane to why the abortion issue has been politically toxic, and points to a path toward a less bitter debate. The House of Representatives has for a third time stepped onto this path. Senate Democrats will, for a third time, block this path when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings the House bill to the floor, allowing Democrats to demonstrate their extremism and aversion to bipartisan compromise.

  • Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:06am

    The results of Argentina’s midterm elections Sunday can be considered to be a victory for President Mauricio Macri and his Cambiemos (“Let’s Change”) alliance over the country’s traditional but divided Peronistas and his predecessor as president, for eight years, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

  • Posted: Oct 27 2017 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • | Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 12:05am

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The breakfasters at Bob and Edith’s Diner are too preoccupied with their tasty bacon and eggs to notice the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Or perhaps, like all Americans who are more sensitive than oysters, they are in the throes of political exhaustion and are trying to ignore this year’s only competitive gubernatorial race. In any case, they seem unaware that the mild-mannered pediatric neurologist in one of the booths — he is wearing a bourgeois disguise: gray suit, maroon tie — supposedly is “fighting for the violent MS-13 killer gangs” involving many Central American immigrants. The U.S. president says so, as does the gubernatorial candidate of his party.

  • Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rolled the dice high in holding elections a year early in spite of the fact that his own personal popularity rating stood about 30 percent.

  • Posted: Oct 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Addiction is an illness

  • Posted: Oct 25 2017 - 12:06am

    Restore Hawaii