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Aug 31 2015 - 1:30am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Jul 30 2015 - 1:31am

    Their numbers might have declined, but the violence they are trying to escape persists. As Congress considers the plight of the thousands of people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras who still head north every month, it should keep this fact in mind.

  • | Posted: Jul 29 2015 - 1:30am

    Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as far as anyone can tell. What it did was provide a huge improvement in financial security for seniors and their families, and in many cases it literally has been a lifesaver as well.

  • Posted: Jul 29 2015 - 1:30am

    The quote dates to Ronald Reagan, appropriated by political types from both parties: “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.”

  • Posted: Jul 29 2015 - 1:30am

    Pentagon officials charged with targeting Islamic State in Syria are having some fun with their map of the region this week.

  • Posted: Jul 29 2015 - 1:30am

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

  • Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 12:18pm

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

  • Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

    One of President Barack Obama’s first acts in office was to promise he would close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in order to “restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great even in the midst of war, even in dealing with terrorism.”

  • Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

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

  • | Posted: Jul 28 2015 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — In the midst of Iran mania, the president got tossed a question about Bill Cosby.

  • Posted: Jul 27 2015 - 1:30am

    It’s a fairly straightforward proposition: If better preschools can help children succeed, and charter schools can help improve public education, then why not charter preschools?

  • | Posted: Jul 27 2015 - 1:30am

    SAN DIEGO — “First off,” Scott Walker proclaimed, “we took on the unions, and we won. We won!”

  • Posted: Jul 27 2015 - 1:30am

    Greece’s financial crisis and the resulting threat to the integrity of the European Union is resolved for now. That’s a worldwide relief. It’s also a fascinating case study in the relationship between political posturing — individual or national — and pragmatic problem-solving.

  • Posted: Jul 26 2015 - 1:30am

    Americans are video-happy. We eat up Internet bandwidth watching cat videos, sports online, news and conducting business. Without bandwidth, we would still be messing with “rabbit ears” and waiting for our videos to load. Oh, the pain.

  • | Posted: Jul 26 2015 - 1:30am

    The cost of medical care is climbing unsustainably. Many projections show that the cost will be close to 22 percent of gross national product (GNP) within the next decade, two times that of most industrialized nations.

  • Posted: Jul 25 2015 - 1:30am

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