Thursday | July 30, 2015
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Their Views

Cartoon for July 30

Jul 30 2015 - 1:31am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    In 1920, for the first time in history, women across the United States made their way into the voting booth. One hundred years later, a woman may make her way onto the country’s paper money. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Treasury’s 2020 redesign of the $10 bill will feature a female portrait. Though the news of Alexander Hamilton’s possible ousting is unwelcome, including women on United States paper currency is a first step forward and should not be the last. As Treasury alters its bills, it should move to include female faces alongside male ones.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Since the 1988 presidential campaign, when George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater turned “Massachusetts liberal” into an epithet, the label has been tainted — so much so that many liberals abandoned it for “progressive.”

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    To their credit, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — along with 28 pro-trade House Democrats — decided to fight on after anti-free-trade House Democrats used procedural legerdemain to block Obama’s trade agenda last week. There was too much at stake for the country, economically and geopolitically, to let opponents have the last word. What’s more, the White House and its congressional allies appear to have come up with a workable Plan B. Success may depend, though, on a relative handful of Senate Democrats, including three from Virginia and Maryland.

  • | Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors. This would add another boulder to a mountain of debt almost twice the size of Greece’s gross domestic product. This protracted dispute will result in desirable carnage if Greece defaults, thereby becoming a constructively frightening example to all democracies doling out unsustainable, growth-suppressing entitlements.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    “Undescribable.” “Unfathomable.” “Unspeakable.” “Beyond incomprehensible.” Charleston officials struggled Thursday morning to find words to describe the shooting at a historic African American church in which nine people were killed. They were not alone. Much of America was grappling with the calculated murder of people gathered for prayer in a house of worship. That the gunman was apparently motivated by racial hatred sharpened the horror.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    President Barack Obama is rarely at a loss for words. But language seemed to fail him Thursday when he spoke about gun violence and the mass shooting that killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

  • | Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    On Hawaii Island, where I live, I have witnessed the best of what renewable energy has to offer — geothermal, wind, water and sun.

  • Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Jun 19 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — “I’m really rich,” Donald Trump informed supporters at his presidential campaign announcement.

  • Posted: Jun 19 2015 - 12:05am

    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday moved formally to eliminate artificial trans fat from Americans’ food, revoking the ingredient’s “generally recognized as safe” status. From here on, neither foodmakers nor their government regulators can assume the artery-clogging oils are relatively benign, and manufacturers will have three years to cull them completely from the U.S. food supply. The FDA reckons the result will be 20,000 fewer heart attacks and 7,000 fewer deaths per year.

  • Posted: Jun 19 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Jun 18 2015 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — In January, McDonald’s, leaning against the winds of fashion, said kale would never replace lettuce on its burgers. In May, however, it said it will test kale in a breakfast meal (breakfast is about 25 percent of McDonald’s sales). Kale might or might not cause construction workers to turn at 6 a.m. into McDonald’s drive-thru lines, where approximately two-thirds of McDonald’s customers place their orders.

  • Posted: Jun 18 2015 - 12:05am

    After nearly two decades of flirtation, Donald Trump finally put his considerable money where his considerable mouth is. If nothing else, his presidential campaign will make the race more entertaining.