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Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am || Comments

The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators.com.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators.com.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    U.S.-Russian relations become more problematic by the day, in part because a chaotic and disjointed U.S. foreign policy has failed again and again to send Russia a unified message backed by clear goals.

  • Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    There might be something funnier than congressional Democrats complaining about the Republican Obamacare “fix” being drafted in secret, but offhand we can’t think of what. Obamacare itself, don’t forget, was crafted in private. And what would that complicated monstrosity mean for Americans? Well, we have to pass it so we know what’s in it, then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said.

  • | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:06am

    During the past few years in the newspaper and at a number of presentations, we’ve said “the house is burning” in our efforts to make visible the urgency and the growing size of the health care cost crisis. The crisis will only get worse as the state struggles to find money for other compelling needs such as homelessness or schools and teachers, and the federal government cuts Medicaid funding.

  • Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    Another day, another revelation about government abuses of surveillance powers and Americans’ privacy. Now, many in Congress are pushing back against such violations.

  • | Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Five months into Donald Trump’s administration, only the unwise doubt the president’s intelligence.

  • Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jun 26 2017 - 12:05am

    The king of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday changed his successor. King Salman, 81, named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, previously minister of defense, as crown prince and deputy prime minister. The son replaced the king’s nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who had been deputy prime minister and minister of the interior as well as crown prince.

  • | Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    OMAHA, Neb. — From Little League on up, players emulate major leaguers, so Major League Baseball’s pace-of-play problem is trickling down. Four innings into a recent College World Series game here, just seven hits and three runs had consumed 96 minutes. During a coach’s visit to the pitcher’s mound, the other team’s three base runners visited their dugout to confer with their coach. The Congress of Vienna moved more briskly.

  • Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    President Donald Trump’s chaotic first five months in office have driven his popularity ratings down, leading some Democrats to see Americans as coming around to their way of thinking. But this is a delusion because their party remains in a deep funk. The same CBS News polling this week that showed Trump’s approval at a new low — 36 percent — showed congressional Democrats were even less popular — 30 percent. After Republican Karen Handel’s victory in a House special election Tuesday in the Atlanta suburbs, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, declared, “Our brand is worse than Trump.”

  • Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    There is a bubbling controversy about how to teach “manmade global warming” in the classroom. Is it a scientific certainty about which there can be no dispute? Or is it a theory about which people with differing viewpoints can have a legitimate debate?

  • Posted: Jun 25 2017 - 12:05am

    Another cash crop

  • Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:06am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators.com.

  • | Posted: Jun 24 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Among the many things it does, the federal government is one of the nation’s largest lenders. It lends to farmers, homeowners, students, small businesses, exporters and rural electric utilities, among others. Altogether, there are more than 100 loan programs administered by 20 agencies overseeing lending worth $3.4 trillion in fiscal 2015, up from $1.5 trillion in 2007.