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Oct 1 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Aug 24 2016 - 12:05am

    A disaster area is no place for political theater. The governor of flood-ravaged Louisiana asked President Barack Obama to postpone a personal visit while relief efforts were still underway. (Meanwhile, by all accounts, the substantive federal response has been infinitely superior to the Bush administration’s response to Katrina.) He made the same request to Donald Trump, declaring, reasonably, that while aid would be welcome, a visit for the sake of a photo op would not.

  • | Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    A few weekends ago I was in a bookstore in Westerly, Rhode Island, just outside of Watch Hill — on the same day The New York Times happened to feature the town on the first page of the Style section. It’s known for its stature, privacy and wealth.

  • Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    Drug Enforcement Administration officials must be smoking something if they actually think heroin and marijuana deserve to be listed in the same category as controlled substances posing extreme dangers to public health.

  • Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    ‘Magical thinking’

  • Posted: Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich,

  • Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino,

  • | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    It’s easy to understand why global warming deniers refuse to believe that the Earth’s temperature is climbing and human consumption of fossil fuels is to blame.

  • Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    Urgent action is needed to try to stanch the damage from the burning of fossil fuels, and the difficulty of doing so does not make the task any less urgent. The Obama administration took a good step forward last week in ordering a 25 percent reduction over 10 years in carbon emissions from heavy-duty trucks, including tractor trailers, and a lesser reduction in emissions from delivery trucks, school buses and other large vehicles.

  • | Posted: Aug 22 2016 - 12:05am

    The Justice Department plans to phase out its use of private prisons, after a report concluded they are significantly inferior to government-run prisons. That’s a significant step forward, but America has much further to go if we hope to fix our deeply flawed criminal justice system.

  • | Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    Last weekend, tensions between police and African Americans in Milwaukee exploded following the shooting death of a 23-year-old black man by a Milwaukee police officer.

  • Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    With the Summer Olympics closing ceremony around the corner, are Brazilians raising their caipirinhas or crying in them? There’s reason for Rio to revel — the Zika scare has not turned into a Zika crisis. The polluted waters of Guanabara Bay, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and along Fort Copacabana haven’t induced outbreaks of retching among swimmers, rowers and sailors. Rafaela Silva, a young female judo athlete from Rio’s infamous “City of God” favela, gave Brazil its first gold medal of these Games, telling the world, “If I can set an example for the kids in the City of God, if they can believe in their dreams and find them through sport, then do it.”

  • Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

    In the ongoing war for our attention, books are losing. Badly.

  • Posted: Aug 21 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Aug 20 2016 - 12:05am

    I’ve always enjoyed talking with people, and, as long as I can remember, I wanted to work in the hotel industry. It’s been my dream to work with guests at the front desk to make sure they have the best experience possible.

  • Posted: Aug 20 2016 - 12:05am

    A federal appeals court gave medical marijuana advocates what seemed like a big win this week with a unanimous ruling that the federal government cannot prosecute people who grow and distribute medicinal cannabis if they comply with state laws.