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Jul 4 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Jun 23 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — In a historic moment, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called late yesterday for removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from statehouse grounds.

  • Posted: Jun 23 2015 - 12:05am

    Legacy of letters

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich,

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    In 1920, for the first time in history, women across the United States made their way into the voting booth. One hundred years later, a woman may make her way onto the country’s paper money. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that Treasury’s 2020 redesign of the $10 bill will feature a female portrait. Though the news of Alexander Hamilton’s possible ousting is unwelcome, including women on United States paper currency is a first step forward and should not be the last. As Treasury alters its bills, it should move to include female faces alongside male ones.

  • | Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Since the 1988 presidential campaign, when George H.W. Bush and Lee Atwater turned “Massachusetts liberal” into an epithet, the label has been tainted — so much so that many liberals abandoned it for “progressive.”

  • Posted: Jun 22 2015 - 12:05am

    To their credit, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — along with 28 pro-trade House Democrats — decided to fight on after anti-free-trade House Democrats used procedural legerdemain to block Obama’s trade agenda last week. There was too much at stake for the country, economically and geopolitically, to let opponents have the last word. What’s more, the White House and its congressional allies appear to have come up with a workable Plan B. Success may depend, though, on a relative handful of Senate Democrats, including three from Virginia and Maryland.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    Dear Gov. Ige:

  • | Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Now come Greeks bearing the gift of confirmation that Margaret Thatcher was right about socialist governments: “They always run out of other people’s money.” Greece, from whose ancient playwrights Western drama descends, is in an absurdist melodrama about securing yet another cash infusion from international creditors. This would add another boulder to a mountain of debt almost twice the size of Greece’s gross domestic product. This protracted dispute will result in desirable carnage if Greece defaults, thereby becoming a constructively frightening example to all democracies doling out unsustainable, growth-suppressing entitlements.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    “Undescribable.” “Unfathomable.” “Unspeakable.” “Beyond incomprehensible.” Charleston officials struggled Thursday morning to find words to describe the shooting at a historic African American church in which nine people were killed. They were not alone. Much of America was grappling with the calculated murder of people gathered for prayer in a house of worship. That the gunman was apparently motivated by racial hatred sharpened the horror.

  • Posted: Jun 21 2015 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, The Clarion-Ledger.

  • Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    President Barack Obama is rarely at a loss for words. But language seemed to fail him Thursday when he spoke about gun violence and the mass shooting that killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

  • | Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    On Hawaii Island, where I live, I have witnessed the best of what renewable energy has to offer — geothermal, wind, water and sun.

  • Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    Thanks, mayor

  • Posted: Jun 20 2015 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino,

  • | Posted: Jun 19 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — “I’m really rich,” Donald Trump informed supporters at his presidential campaign announcement.