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The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.
WASHINGTON — What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.
America’s foremost foreign policymakers are struggling to find a way forward in response to Russia’s apparent seizure of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.
The world according to cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators Syndicate.
President Obama submitted his 2015 budget plan to Congress on Tuesday, knowing that hardly any of his proposals have a prospect of actually being enacted this year, what with the Senate controlled by the president’s fellow Democrats and the House by Republicans.
WASHINGTON — When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
Tree clearing good
It’s been five years since a commentator on one of the more liberal networks, MSNBC, launched the tea party movement. Since Rick Santelli’s rant from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, decrying a president who wanted hard-working Americans to pay for “losers’ mortgages,” activists have changed the political landscape for better and worse.
WASHINGTON — When White House press secretary Jay Carney led a quartet of President Obama’s top advisers into an auditorium for the annual rollout of the budget Tuesday, only 40 of the room’s 120 seats were occupied — and several of the reporters there had come to ask Carney about Ukraine.
Shame on HELCO
The world according to cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate.
The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Support for lawsuit
As Russian-Ukrainian tensions over Crimea escalate, the question of America’s role in the world looms large once again — particularly as a fault line on the right. While many Republicans criticize President Barack Obama for not standing tough against Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who represents the party’s more libertarian wing, warned last week that the United States shouldn’t needlessly “tweak Russia,” and has urged Putin to back off from intervention in Ukraine.