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Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said during a visit to The Washington Post on Friday that the only way to stem the flood of African migrants seeking refuge in Europe is for “the tribes” of Libya “to make peace.” While there is truth in that observation, it understates the obligation of Italy and other European nations to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. That became tragically clear during the weekend, as a vessel estimated to be carrying 700 or more people capsized off the Libyan coast. Only 28 people were rescued as of Monday, which means the death toll could be the highest in the Mediterranean since World War II.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    “Don’t you think they want us to fail?”

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    ‘Stay home’

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    President Barack Obama’s chances of successfully negotiating a new trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations have improved dramatically with the announcement of a bipartisan compromise bill that would enable him to submit the proposed pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to Congress for a straight up-or-down vote.

  • | Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    Young people bounce back from adversity faster than their elders, right? Not when it comes to American jobs. Six years after the U.S. economy began expanding from the worst recession since the Great Depression, people ages 25 to 34 are having a harder time finding jobs than other workers.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    The future

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:05am

    Are electronic cigarettes a public health problem or a public health tool? They’re both, and the government must treat them that way.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:05am

    Twice since 2011, President Barack Obama has delivered major speeches citing the free flow of oil as a U.S. “core interest” in the Middle East. The prevention of mass atrocities has been a lower priority; in a 2013 address Obama said it should be pursued only in conjunction with allies and without the use of U.S. military force.

  • | Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Give credit to Republicans in Congress.

  • | Posted: Apr 19 2015 - 12:05am

    By DAN AHUNA

  • Posted: Apr 19 2015 - 12:05am

    We don’t quite share Capitol Hill’s sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama’s likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly unrealistic formula for reimbursing doctors that had necessitated time-consuming annual “doc fixes.” And yes, lawmakers achieved this long-postponed reform on a bipartisan, bicameral basis, with the White House on board as well. But the legislation is hardly the hammer blow for fiscal responsibility that supporters claim; in fact, it will add $141 billion to the projected deficit over the next decade because the two parties could not agree on enough offsetting savings elsewhere within Medicare. In short, this one last doc fix shows that Democrats and Republicans can agree to spend more without paying for it: This is not good news, or news at all, really.

  • Posted: Apr 19 2015 - 12:05am

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