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Jul 27 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:05am

    National party conventions, which long ago ceded the job of choosing presidential nominees to the primaries and caucuses, have two remaining jobs.

  • Posted: Jul 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Voting rights advocates have been pressing the Census Bureau for more than a decade to stop counting prison inmates as “residents” of prisons — where they typically remain for only a short time — instead of the communities they call home. The bureau, in a rejection of common sense and fairness, has proposed rules for the 2020 census that continue this discredited practice.

  • Posted: Jul 18 2016 - 12:05am

    With this week’s White House announcement that the U.S. will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help retake Mosul, the largest city still controlled by the Islamic State, President Barack Obama might well have empathized with the words of Michael Corleone, the frustrated gangster played by Al Pacino in the “The Godfather” who longs to get out of the family business and go straight: “Just when I thought I was out … they pull me back in!”

  • | Posted: Jul 18 2016 - 12:05am

    It was just another week in Donald Trump’s (white) America First campaign.

  • Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Americans must congratulate the British Conservative Party in its quick choice of Theresa May as prime minister in the wake of the vote June 23 to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Union.

  • | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China’s rejection of it, was surprising. The timing of it was, however, as serendipitous as China’s rejection is ominous. Coming as Republican delegates convene on Lake Erie’s shore, the tribunal’s opinion about the South China Sea underscores the current frivolousness of American politics, which is fixated on a fictitious wall that will never exist but silent about realities on and above the waters that now are the world’s most dangerous cockpit of national rivalries.

  • Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    It’s no secret young people tend to shy away from voting.

  • | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — By now, most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. I hear Republicans are looking for a substitute nominee.

  • Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Most people limit their exposure to bullfighting to Ernest Hemingway novels. The thousands of men — and women — who make annual pilgrimages to Pamplona and other cities in Spain to run with the bulls are in the minority of humanity. You don’t have to be an animal-rights activist to be absolutely creeped out by the masochistic danger that results from antagonizing angry, 2,000-pound bulls. Injuries to those who want to experience the adrenalin high of running with the bulls has increased 5.1 percent annually since 1980, according to news reports.

  • Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:06am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino,

  • Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    We’ve known for more than a month that Hillary Clinton had the Democratic presidential primary race sewn up despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The only question was when — if ever — Sanders would concede defeat and throw his support behind the party’s presumptive nominee. On Tuesday, that finally happened. Standing beside Clinton at the podium of a high school auditorium in New Hampshire, a state Sanders won by double digits during the primaries, he delivered a full-throated endorsement of his former rival and pledged to “do everything I can to make sure she’s the next president.”

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Similar to most economists, I don’t usually have much to say about stocks. Stocks are even more susceptible than other markets to popular delusions and the madness of crowds, and stock prices generally have a lot less to do with the state of the economy or its future prospects than many people think. As economist Paul Samuelson put it, “Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions.”

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:06am

    The world according to Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate