Rep. Dave Camp’s pending retirement from Congress may put an end to his long crusade to make common sense of the nation’s tax code, unless someone else takes up the mantle. It would be tragic if the effort is not sustained.
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WASHINGTON — March’s NCAA playoffs are behind us but the madness continues.
For a brief period more than a week ago, American politics seemed to be transported back to the 1990s. The source of the time warp: Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was engaged in a tense standoff with officials from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
The world according to cartoonist Steve Breen, Creators Syndicate.
The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.
WASHINGTON — Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them. On Tuesday, the court will hear arguments about this: Should a government agency, whose members are chosen by elected officials, be empowered to fine or imprison any candidate or other participant in the political process who, during a campaign, makes what the agency considers “false statements” about a member of the political class or a ballot initiative?
The Social Security Administration paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection efforts should expire when the original beneficiary does.
There were other worthy contenders for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but no reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home and abroad.
The world according to Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate.
WASHINGTON — One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe.
The Edward Snowden leaks were not wholly contemptible.
The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger.
WASHINGTON — On Monday, my Washington Post colleagues celebrated winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service along with the Guardian newspaper for their reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency.
I love Easter candy. I love biting the ears off chocolate bunnies and picking out all the red jelly beans. I even like marshmallow Peeps. And, when you’re in front of the Easter display at the supermarket — thinking, “Creme-filled eggs for a dollar? Must buy them all!” — it’s sometimes hard to remember that Easter is about family and tradition and, yes, even some religion, too.
Few events more poignantly capture the deepest human longings for freedom than the annual celebration of Passover, the eight-day Jewish holiday that begins at sundown tonight.