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Dec 11 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Dec 11 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — There has been ferment among the literati since Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many say that however well Dylan does what he does, it is not literature. Dylan did not go to Stockholm Saturday to collect his prize, which the Swedish Academy says was awarded “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Well, then:

  • Posted: Dec 11 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Dec 11 2016 - 12:05am

    It should not have taken thousands of protesters to camp out at Standing Rock — and especially not the use of water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas by local authorities as they tried, in vain, to disperse the crowds — for federal authorities to seriously consider the grievance that brought the members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters to assemble there in the first place. The decision announced Dec. 4 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to not grant a needed easement for the Dakota Access pipeline segment under a North Dakota water reservoir was welcome but badly overdue.

  • Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 11:49am

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

  • | Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 12:05am

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — If you thought Donald Trump was the face of America’s anti-establishment movement, hold on to your chapeaus: A wild wind is rising.

  • Posted: Dec 10 2016 - 12:05am

    Dr. Ben Carson might be a fantastic neurosurgeon, but there is simply no reason for President-elect Donald Trump to assume he will be a capable, engaged secretary of housing and urban development. It’s not just his stumbling performance as a Republican presidential candidate. It’s that three weeks ago, when Carson was reportedly under consideration for secretary of health and human services, this is what his business manager said: “His background didn’t prepare him to run a federal agency.”

  • Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    Thankfully, the 11 victims of a car and knife attack last week at Ohio State University are expected to survive. But while not the most deadly attack in recent memory, in many ways it presents a confluence of issues President-elect Donald Trump must address immediately.

  • | Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Is America becoming a rogue state?

  • Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

    As the anti-establishment bandwagon rolls across Europe, questions with unnerving implications for the U.S. loom. Will populist movements reduce Europe to a hodgepodge of insular nation-states, each with its own economic and political agenda? And if Europe continues to fracture, what will that mean for the global economy? For U.S.-Euro cooperation against terrorism? For the challenges posed by a volatile Middle East or Russian aggression?

  • Posted: Dec 9 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Dec 8 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — So, this is the new conservatism’s recipe for restored greatness: Political coercion shall supplant economic calculation in shaping decisions by companies in what is called, with diminishing accuracy, the private sector. This will be done partly as conservatism’s challenge to liberalism’s supremacy in the victimhood sweepstakes, telling aggrieved groups they are helpless victims of vast, impersonal forces, against which they can be protected only by government interventions.

  • Posted: Dec 8 2016 - 12:05am

    Judge Merrick Garland is returning to his work on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, his nomination for the Supreme Court killed without a vote by a Republican Senate majority more concerned with partisan politics than with doing its job.

  • Posted: Dec 8 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    There were propane tanks stashed in corners, plus space heaters, hot plates, candles, exposed electrical wires dangling from the ceiling. Gas-powered generators hummed mere feet away from handmade light fixtures hooked up with extension cords.

  • Posted: Dec 7 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald Trump wants a person who expressly refused to believe in climate change to lead a federal agency that plays a big part in U.S. climate policy. It’s not the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Energy; it’s the Department of Housing and Urban Development.