The threat of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. has exposed the truth that however dangerous a disease may be, the bubbling brew of partisan politics makes it even more virulent still.
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Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.
The world according to cartoonist Steve Breen, Creators Syndicate.
A Liberian national arrives in Dallas while sick with Ebola.
WASHINGTON — Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, administered a dose of truth to political Washington last week.
The world according to cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate.
In his final address to the public, George Washington warned of the inherent dangers of political parties.
The Big Island as seen by cartoonist Gary Hoff, Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
DENVER — One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. Government, encouraging academic administrations to micromanage campus sexual interactions, now assumes that, absent a script, women cannot cope. And the Democrats’ trope about the Republicans’ “war on women” clearly assumes that women are civic illiterates.
The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, The State Journal-Register.
WASHINGTON — There haven’t been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus.
Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong persist in part because of the self-defeating way local authorities — and their masters in Beijing — have responded to them.
The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, permitting unlimited corporate and union donations for independent political activity, stated explicitly the meaning of independent. “By definition,” the court declared, “an independent expenditure is political speech presented to the electorate that is not coordinated with a candidate.” The thrust of the decision was that such outside political donations are protected by the First Amendment, but they must remain separate from the candidate and fully disclosed to the voters. Sadly, in this campaign season, it seems that only some portions of Citizens United are being honored, while others are widely ignored.
With reports that a nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas has been infected, one thing urgently needs to be made clear: Our hospitals are not prepared to confront the deadly virus.
As so often when it comes to the use of U.S. military power, Sen. John McCain has clarified one side of the argument: “They’re winning and we’re not,” he said over the weekend of Islamic State’s effort to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.