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May 31 2016 - 12:30am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    WASHINGTON — Visiting justices from Canada’s high court sat in on Monday’s immigration arguments before the Supreme Court — and after their 90-minute education in the current state of American jurisprudence, our neighbors to the north would be forgiven if they had fantasies of building a border wall of their own.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2016 - 1:31am

    “There’s classified, and then there’s classified,” President Barack Obama said during a recent interview. Unfortunately, he’s right: The U.S. government classifies vast amounts of material as secret, top secret and the like, much of it with no relevance to national security.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    In June 2013, a drunken Ethan Couch of Fort Worth, Texas, plowed his pickup truck into a group of people. Couch, 16 at the time, was driving 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. His recklessness killed four people and paralyzed one.

  • | Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    “One fine day, in a fit of euphoria, after he had picked up the telephone and taken an order for zero-coupon bonds that had brought him a $50,000 commission, just like that, this very phrase had bubbled up into his brain. On Wall Street he and a few others — how many? — three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? — had become precisely that … Masters of the Universe.”

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

    Imagine if states prohibited some citizens from voting based on their political beliefs. The reaction, justifiably, would be outrage. Yet, about a dozen states already do exactly that, with hardly a word of protest.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2016 - 1:30am

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

  • Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

    The deeper the slump, economists used to say, the stronger the recovery. They don’t say that anymore. The effects of the crash of 2008 still reverberate, with the latest forecasts for global growth even more dismal than the last.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

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

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 1:30am

    When Verizon workers went on strike last week, they were mainly protesting efforts to outsource work to low-wage, non-union contractors. But they were also angry about the company’s unwillingness to invest in its own business. In particular, Verizon has shown a remarkable lack of interest in expanding its Fios high-speed Internet network, despite strong demand.

  • | Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 1:30am

    The fact that we’ve reached a point where citizens can feasibly debate whether the leading candidate for the presidential nomination of one of our two major political parties more closely resembles Hitler or Mussolini is worrisome.

  • Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 1:30am

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

  • Posted: Apr 19 2016 - 1:30am

    Millions of Americans take statins to cut their risk of heart disease. Study after study has shown these drugs, introduced in the late 1980s, to be effective.

  • | Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Is Trey Gowdy planning a July surprise?

  • Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

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

  • Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    It is hard to argue that the issue of how to deal with the ongoing wave of migration from the east into Europe isn’t the biggest problem facing the European Union. It is thus a source of cautious optimism that the controversial measures the EU more or less agreed upon to deal with the problem seem to be beginning to work.