Sunday | February 19, 2017
About Us | Contact | Subscribe

Commentary

Cartoon for February 19

Feb 19 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 12:05am

    In considering the evolution of U.S.-Russian ties it is important to remember that there are advantages to good relations with the bear, a neighbor visible with difficulty from Alaska.

  • Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 12:05am

    It’s troubling enough that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was confirmed as attorney general, considering he was rejected for a federal judgeship in 1986 because of his comments about race. But Sessions joins a list of Trump administration appointees and nominees who have extreme views or lack experience to lead the agencies they plan to oversee.

  • | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Angry Utahans shouted down Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, at the Republican’s recent town hall meeting.

  • Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    No respect

  • Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    English-language media have compared President Trump to more than 120 different people, ideas, things and nonhuman life forms in the last 18 months, according to one rough tally, including the Zika virus, Richard III, a Galaxy Note 7, P.T. Barnum and, of course, Adolf Hitler. For a media struggling to understand Trump’s improbable rise to power, “Trump is like X” has become an exceedingly popular genre.

  • Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions entered his powerful and essential office at a time of division and partisan rancor few of his recent predecessors as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer would have even imagined, much less envied.

  • | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Good news: In two years, we’ll have a new president. Bad news: If we make it that long.

  • Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Two new developments related to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, raise again in stark terms the question of why the United States continues to participate in the effort led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to pound that Middle Eastern country of 27 million into uninhabitable rubble.

  • Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    U.S. Reps. Jody Hice and Steve Scalise and U.S. Sen. James Lankford were fulfilling a promise embedded in the Republican platform when they recently introduced legislation to eliminate the Johnson Amendment, a 1954 law that put limits on political speech by nonprofit organizations, including religious groups.

  • | Posted: Feb 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — At their post-Civil War apogee, 19th-century Republicans were the party of activist government, using protectionism to pick commercial winners and promising wondrous benefits from government’s deft interventions in economic life. Today, a Republican administration promises that wisely wielded Washington power can rearrange commercial activities in ways superior to those produced by private-sector calculations in free market transactions.

  • Posted: Feb 12 2017 - 12:05am

    The violence that erupted at UC Berkeley during the protest of a planned speech by Breitbart News senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos, known for his conservative and decidedly politically incorrect views, was a sorry display and a blow to free speech.

  • Posted: Feb 12 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Feb 11 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The technique has been called (by this columnist) “immunity through profusion.” By keeping the molten lava of falsehoods flowing, the volcano that is Donald Trump can inundate the public and overwhelm his auditors’ capacity to produce a comparable flow of corrections. This technique was on display the other day when the president met with some sheriffs.