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Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com.

  • | Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 12:05am

    More than 2 1/2 years have gone by since the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, went fully into effect. Most of the news about health reform since then has been good, defying the dire predictions of right-wing doomsayers. But this week has brought some genuine bad news: The giant insurer Aetna announced that it would be pulling out of many of the “exchanges,” the special insurance markets the law established.

  • Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Aug 19 2016 - 12:05am

    Some 9,800 American troops and 26,000 contractors are in Afghanistan, after having waged war there for 15 years. Given the state of the situation there, it is now up to President Barack Obama — and the two major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — to explain in specific terms what exactly the U.S. is still doing there, or agree that America should get out.

  • Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has chosen to heed his advisers about the need to make a conventional case as to why he should ascend to the Oval Office, not just woo voters with insults aimed at Hillary Clinton, the media and anyone else who irks him. This has led him to give two speeches — the first about the economy, the second on foreign policy — meant to show that under the bravado and bile, he has some substance.

  • Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Aug 18 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Once upon a time, a scantily clad lass padding down a beach might cause a riot — at least of eyeballs eager to extend the sidelong glance.

  • Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

    In an attempt to cement support from conservative Christians, Donald (“I love the evangelicals!”) Trump has been promising to seek the repeal of a law that prohibits members of the clergy from endorsing political candidates from the pulpit. “You’ve been silenced,” Trump told 700 pastors and their spouses last week. But he promised that “we’re going to get your voice back.”

  • Posted: Aug 17 2016 - 12:05am

    These Olympics are golden, aren’t they? We’ve tumbled for American gymnast Simone Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman. We’ve been awed by the U.S. women’s basketball team, players who’ve won their games by an average of 40.8 points and appear to be cruising toward gold.

  • Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Two weeks before Labor Day, Donald Trump supporters might scoff at arguments that he’s running short of time to shift the national political narrative from his gaffe-tastic asides to his presidential bona fides.

  • | Posted: Aug 16 2016 - 12:05am

    “Sesame Street” recently announced that it was dismissing three of its original cast members: Bob McGrath (Bob), Emilio Delgado (Luis), and Roscoe Orman (Gordon). After an outcry from longtime fans, the show reversed its decision, and will meet with the actors in September to continue their relationship.

  • Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Hillary Clinton’s speech in Michigan about the economy Thursday stands in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s. Unlike Trump, Clinton believes in beating listeners into submission with plan after plan after plan.

  • | Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    OXFORD, Md. — Reflexively, I type “Dru” and The Drudge Report pops up. I hate myself for going there but as a columnist ever in search of the zeitgeist’s ultimate wave, I am behooved.

  • Posted: Aug 15 2016 - 12:05am

    The so-called Islamic State claims to be the defender of the Muslim world, but the Islamic State is a far greater menace to Muslims than to any other group. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the University of Maryland finding that the Islamic State and its allies have killed some 33,000 people and wounded or captured tens of thousands more around the world since 2002, the vast majority of them fellow Muslims. The findings underscore everything we know about the Islamic State’ brutal methods and harsh governance in the areas of Syria and Iraq it controls. But it also suggests the group might be sowing the seeds of its own destruction by its reckless misrule.