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Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 1:00am

    Some welfare programs exclude people who have financial assets, and for good reason. If the goal is to help people who are living in poverty, the program shouldn’t waste resources on people who aren’t actually poor. If you lose your job but have enough money in the bank to tide you over comfortably, you don’t need food stamps, disability payments or other forms of public support as much as people with no savings do.

  • Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • | Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

  • Posted: Mar 27 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • Posted: Mar 27 2015 - 1:00am

    A locked cockpit door, a commonsense post-9/11 security measure, gave the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 all the time he needed to deliberately crash the aircraft in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.

  • | Posted: Mar 27 2015 - 1:00am

    Learning how to distinguish between fact and opinion would seem to be a pretty fundamental piece of any education. In the bizarre world of U.S. public schools, though, it’s proving to be controversial.

  • Posted: Mar 26 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • Posted: Mar 26 2015 - 1:00am

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a much-needed adjustment in his plans for drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan, telling visiting President Ashraf Ghani that a scheduled halving of the 9,800 currently deployed troops by the end of this year would be set aside, and the force maintained into next year. This was a sensible response by Obama to a range of developments, including Ghani’s impressive efforts to improve relations with Washington. But the adjustment still falls short of what will be needed to give the new Afghan government a reasonable chance of success.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 1:00am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, The State Journal-Register.

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 1:00am

    The 2016 election is still 19 mind-numbing, soul-killing months away. There is, however, another important election in just six weeks, as Britain goes to the polls. And many of the same issues are on the table.

  • Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 1:00am

    Two pieces of good news about U.S. defense spending: President Obama and congressional Republicans recognized that cuts imposed by the 2011 “sequester” scheme are unacceptable, and both moved to restore tens of billions of dollars in funding for next year’s budget.

  • Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 1:00am

    By MICHAEL GERSON

  • Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 1:00am

    The Obama administration suffered a foreign policy setback last week when three European allies — Germany, France and Italy — decided to join a fourth, Britain, as shareholders in a new Chinese-sponsored multilateral development agency for Asia.

  • Posted: Mar 23 2015 - 1:00am

    The budget outline released by House Republicans would freeze levels of financial aid for poor college students, on the pretext that the Obama administration’s expansion of student assistance is expensive and ill-targeted. It’s a bad idea built on a faulty premise. Even if that weren’t the case, the proposal is a poor way to achieve cost savings or increase the efficiency of federal student aid.

  • | Posted: Mar 23 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater.