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Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Mar 15 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • Posted: Mar 15 2015 - 1:00am

    Spring is almost here: time for the annual Washington ritual known as the “doc fix.” In 1997, Congress tried to limit Medicare spending by linking the growth of physician reimbursements to that of the overall economy. This “sustainable growth rate” worked fine so long as economic growth outpaced medical costs; then the 2001 recession hit, and doctors howled at the prospect of cuts. Congress enacted a temporary repeal — the first of 17 such short-term doc fixes, the cumulative cost of which now exceeds $150 billion. The current doc fix expires March 31, at which point a mandatory 21 percent cut in payments to physicians would kick in.

  • | Posted: Mar 15 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The ascending line charted the simultaneous rise of new welfare cases.

  • Posted: Mar 14 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • | Posted: Mar 14 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — On March 2, the story broke that Hillary Clinton had possibly violated email regulations while secretary of state.

  • Posted: Mar 14 2015 - 1:00am

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was set to ban armor-piercing 5.56mm “green-tip” bullets.

  • Posted: Mar 13 2015 - 1:00am

    With financial markets showing increasing signs of instability and excess, investors might find it comforting that most of the largest U.S. banks have passed the Federal Reserve’s latest round of stress tests.

  • Posted: Mar 13 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • | Posted: Mar 13 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and a man who would very much like to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, is making his case.

  • Posted: Mar 13 2015 - 1:00am

    President Obama’s proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is in trouble on Capitol Hill. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says a bill to enable expedited consideration of the pact will be delayed until April because of opposition from liberal Democrats and a few tea party Republicans. The latest rallying cry for TPP foes is that it would allegedly threaten environmental and labor regulations, as well as U.S. sovereignty, for the benefit, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., noted recently in an op-page column, of “the biggest multinational corporations in the world.”

  • Posted: Mar 12 2015 - 1:00am

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

  • Posted: Mar 12 2015 - 1:00am

    Congressional Republicans are trying to obstruct President Barack Obama from concluding a nuclear agreement with Iran, but the only tangible result of their efforts has been to impede serious debate about the legitimate issues arising from the potential deal.

  • | Posted: Mar 12 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON — Conservatives’ next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the government’s tentacles off what should be society’s private sphere.

  • Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 1:00am

    A paramount test for those running for president is how they make decisions — how they absorb information, what principles they carry and how it is all processed to a final choice. This is highly subjective, often lost in the hurly-burly of campaigning, but crucial. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to announce her candidacy soon for the Democratic nomination, is at one of those revelatory moments and so far seems not to have recognized it. On Monday, people in her circle suggested that she will soon answer questions about her email account. We hope she seizes the opportunity to be forthcoming.

  • Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 1:00am

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