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The world according to cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate.
Half a century ago, a classic essay in The New Yorker titled “Our Invisible Poor” took on the then-prevalent myth that America was an affluent society with only a few “pockets of poverty.” For many, the facts about poverty came as a revelation, and Dwight Macdonald’s article arguably did more than any other piece of advocacy to prepare the ground for Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty.
For the United States and other democratic capitalist nations, trade with and investment in the People’s Republic of China always posed a dilemma: how to ensure that economic engagement benefits the people of that nation without fortifying the repressive political regime under which they live.
A report last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posed two very different scenarios of how the Ebola outbreak in two West African countries could play out during the next months.
WASHINGTON — This is how a Nobel Peace Prize laureate goes to war.
As we start the final stretch before the midterm elections, many analysts are convinced that Obamacare isn’t the hot political issue it once was. While the flood of negative publicity about the law has subsided of late, a majority of people still oppose it, according to a Real Clear Politics average of polls taken from Sept. 2-15. And I’ve always believed the voters’ negative impressions of the law were “baked” into their assessments of Democratic incumbents.
The world according to cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators Syndicate.
If membership in Barack Obama’s Cabinet was based on merit, Thursday’s announcement of the impending departure of Attorney General Eric Holder would have come a lot sooner. Instead, Mr. Holder outlasted all but two of Mr. Obama’s original Cabinet secretaries (the exceptions being Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack).
Build a bridge
URBANDALE, Iowa — The Machine Shed restaurant, where the waitresses wear bib overalls and suggest a cinnamon roll the size of a loaf of bread as a breakfast appetizer, sells a root beer called Dang!, bandages made to look like bacon strips, and signs that proclaim “I love you more than bacon.” For Joni Ernst, however, the apposite sign reads “No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.
Break that shell
The world according to cartoonist Steve Breen, Creators Syndicate.
WASHINGTON — Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.