A Liberian national arrives in Dallas while sick with Ebola.
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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.
The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators Syndicate.
Last Tuesday at the United Nations, an official from North Korea said something that perked up ears. Choe Myong-nam, a Foreign Ministry official in charge of U.N. affairs and human rights issues, acknowledged to reporters that the country did have “reform through labor detention camps.” He quickly corrected himself to say “centers,” instead of camps, but the words touched off some speculation that he was opening the door just a very narrow crack on one of the most atrocious human rights violations on the planet.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The world economy appears to be stumbling. For a while, things seemed to be looking up, and there was talk about green shoots of recovery. But now growth is stalling, and the specter of deflation looms.