By KEVIN JAKAHI
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Could someone please send the Food and Drug Administration a copy of the latest study on teenagers and e-cigarettes?
If you can’t spell it, you can’t get it.
To the future
The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
If, as the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct “long and large stability operations” in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices. Troop strength, particularly in the Army, is being cut — to the lowest level since before World War II — so that money can be spent on new technology, cyber operations and special operations forces, which will be expanded.
Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse. (Rick Santorum, the former senator and presidential candidate, wants to ban the term “middle class,” which he says is “class-envy, leftist language.” Who knew?) But what can be done about it?
Fix the roads
The world according to cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate
The world according to cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators Syndicate.
According to the Census Bureau, for the first time in more than a century, the annual number of deaths among white Americans exceeded the number of births. Add to that the facts that Asians are now the fastest-growing minority in the U.S., and a majority of American children younger than 5 now belong to a racial or ethnic minority, and we can begin to appreciate Heraclitus’ wisdom that “change is the only constant in life.”
WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan, addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference more than a week ago, disputed the notion that “the Republican Party is in this big, massive civil war.”
True story. A few years ago, a reader called to explain, in all sincerity, how he thought the trillions of dollars in the federal budget should be spent. It was simple:
The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.