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May 6 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: May 1 2015 - 12:06am

    Chipotle Restaurants have earned billions of dollars by making indulgence wholesome, or seem so. As marketing materials endlessly repeat, your Chipotle meal consists of “real, whole foods” and are prepared “using classic cooking techniques.” If its centerpiece can be a foil-wrapped obesity bomb — a barbacoa burrito on a flour tortilla with rice, sour cream and guacamole contains 995 calories and 53 grams of fat, according to the company’s Web site — well, that’s the customer’s choice. The pork comes from free-range pigs!

  • | Posted: May 1 2015 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The Civil War era’s 14th Amendment, granting automatic citizenship to any baby born on American soil, is a proud achievement of the Party of Lincoln.

  • Posted: May 1 2015 - 12:06am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger.

  • Posted: Apr 30 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Apr 30 2015 - 12:05am

    It didn’t take long for Hillary Clinton to run into trouble in her fledgling presidential campaign.

  • | Posted: Apr 30 2015 - 12:05am

    No, “The Wire” does not explain what’s happening in Baltimore this week, as The Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg wrote this week. Still, the show’s creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon knows a lot more about the city than most of us. And in a wide-ranging and riveting interview with The Marshall Project on Wednesday, he offers an unequivocal assessment of how to turn things around in that city today.

  • Posted: Apr 29 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Apr 29 2015 - 12:05am

    The footage involving Freddie Gray and the Baltimore City cops brought it all back.

  • | Posted: Apr 29 2015 - 12:05am

    Imagine yourself as a regular commentator on public affairs — maybe a paid pundit, maybe a supposed expert in some area, maybe just an opinionated billionaire. You weigh in on a major policy initiative that’s about to happen, making strong predictions of disaster. The Obama stimulus, you declare, will cause soaring interest rates; the Fed’s bond purchases will “debase the dollar” and cause high inflation; the Affordable Care Act will collapse in a vicious circle of declining enrollment and surging costs.

  • | Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

    Get in your car and go for a drive just about anywhere in the U.S. You will be confronted with a transportation system desperately in need of a reboot. I’m not referring to a full upgrade to smart roads — the sensor-driven intelligent system that promises to move vehicles more cheaply and efficiently. Rather, I refer to essential repairs: Filling potholes, basic maintenance.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

    After an inexcusable five-month delay, the Senate last week finally confirmed Loretta Lynch to be attorney general.

  • Posted: Apr 28 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am

    We were saddened to see the consummate government watchdog, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., resign his seat in December due to a recurrence of prostate cancer. Coburn was famed for his annual Wastebook report, the final version of which, in 2014, contained 100 examples of government waste totaling $25 billion.

  • Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am

    Service at the highest levels of the United States government demands a certain instinctive sensitivity to right and wrong when it comes to ethics. So much can happen belowdecks that a Cabinet member or president must set high standards and expect that subordinates will follow the example. This is why the latest disclosures about the Clinton Foundation’s donors raise new concerns about Hillary Clinton’s presidential quest.

  • | Posted: Apr 27 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — No, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren isn’t wrong.