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Aug 21 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    The United States has long needed a sweeping overhaul of its immigration system.

  • | Posted: Aug 8 2017 - 12:06am

    Last weekend, Vladimir Putin announced that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia would have to shed 755 members. Most of those, admittedly, will be local support staff; of roughly 1,200 people employed by the U.S. government in Russia, 333 are U.S. citizens and 867 are foreign nationals, most likely Russians. So this isn’t quite the mass expulsion of U.S. diplomats that was portrayed in initial news reports. It’s “merely” a mass layoff of Russian workers who will now suffer because of the whims of their president. But it’s still a substantial slap at the United States _ far more serious than President Barack Obama’s expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the Kremlin meddling in the U.S. election.

  • Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — What better way to usher in the hissingly hot dog days of summer, otherwise known as August, than with a high-wire verbal duel between CNN senior White House correspondent (and well-known cosmopolitan) Jim Acosta and White House sniper (and senior adviser) Stephen Miller.

  • Posted: Aug 7 2017 - 12:05am

    The installation of John Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, as White House chief of staff is the best personnel move that President Donald Trump could make. Kelly proved immediately that he does not suffer fools gladly or in any other mood, forcing out Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. In his 11 indelible days of service, Scaramucci might have demonstrated affection and loyalty to the president, but the voluble financier served only to encourage the worst tendencies of Trump. The task ahead of Kelly is enforcing discipline in the fractious West Wing staff — which includes the occupant of the Oval Office.

  • Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Sens. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, and Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, are working together to address an important national problem: monetary bail that can keep defendants in jail because they’re too poor to pay.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern Gothic is a literary genre and, occasionally, a political style that, like the genre, blends strangeness and irony. Consider the current primary campaign to pick the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. It illuminates, however, not a regional peculiarity but a national perversity, that of the Republican Party.

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    Barry Taniguchi, Community First’s chairman, said, “There is no way to transform health care and achieve a sustainable system without coming together.”

  • | Posted: Aug 6 2017 - 12:06am

    By now, you’ve surely seen — or at least heard about — the video out of Florida that has outraged the internet. In the clip, a shark is dragged by a rope behind a speedboat, while the people on board laugh. The shark’s body slams against the surface of the choppy water, and in addition to suffering from this trauma, the shark is likely also suffocating from the lack of water passing through his or her gills. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said, “The brutality and disrespect shown to this animal is sickening,” and has called on state officials to review Florida fishing regulations “to ensure such inhumane acts are strictly prohibited.” Reportedly, the same people who shot this disturbing clip also posted a photo of the shark’s mangled body, torn to pieces by their abuse.

  • Posted: Aug 5 2017 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Aug 5 2017 - 12:06am

    So much for campus diversity and helping minority groups that suffered university-admissions discrimination in the past. The Trump administration issued a call within the Justice Department for personnel to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action policies. The administration says such policies constitute “intentional race-based discrimination” against white college applicants.

  • | Posted: Aug 5 2017 - 12:06am

    I guess it ain’t over until the portly golfer sings, but it does look as if Obamacare will survive. In the end, Mitch McConnell couldn’t find the votes he needed; many thanks are due to Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain, not to mention the solid wall of Democrats standing up for what’s right. Meanwhile, all indications are that the insurance markets are stabilizing, with insurer profitability up and only around 0.1 percent of enrollees unserved.

  • | Posted: Aug 4 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — The late golf legend Bobby Jones called his sport “the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.”