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Jul 25 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Jul 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Once again, the world has been reminded of the global threat of Islamic extremism, as news came last week of yet another terrorist attack. Suicide bombers attacked the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, leaving at least 41 dead and more than 200 wounded.

  • | Posted: Jul 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald Trump gave a speech about economic policy last week. Just about every factual assertion he made was wrong, but I’m not going to do a line-by-line critique. What I want to do instead, is talk about the general thrust: the candidate’s claim to be on the side of American workers.

  • Posted: Jul 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Response to cartoon

  • | Posted: Jul 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Gun control, abortion, fracking, climate change, immigration, school vouchers, health care — the list of issues that Americans are at one another’s throats about seems endless. Who can use which bathroom is now a federal case. It is us-versus-them politics, and it is always the same us and always the same them.

  • Posted: Jul 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Congress is giving the Aedes aegypti mosquito every chance to gain an advantage in the fight against the Zika virus. No one knows exactly when the first such mosquito will transmit the virus inside the U.S., but it might happen before lawmakers manage to pass a bill to pay for its prevention and control.

  • Posted: Jul 5 2016 - 12:05am

    Jean Jacques, a 17-year-old Haitian, fled his country in 1992 and was picked up at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Granted permission to remain in the United States, he wound up in Connecticut where, in 1996, he was involved in a shooting that led to a 15-year prison term for attempted murder. While he was incarcerated, immigration officials obtained an order for his deportation. Yet when Jacques was released from prison, he wasn’t deported. Instead, he was out on the streets last June in Norwich, Conn., where he stabbed a 25-year-old woman to death in an apparent drug dispute.

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    If such a thing existed, “The Neo-Nazi’s Guide to Getting Attention” might go something like this:

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves through global financial markets and political bodies. The British exit, or “Brexit,” from the EU was a jolting reminder that when voters are frustrated with their governments, populism becomes a powerful political force.

  • | Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON— The progressive drive to broadly define and thoroughly eradicate political “corruption” has corrupted politics. But discord is not altogether pandemic in Washington, and last week a unanimous Supreme Court, in this term’s most important decision, limited the discretion prosecutors have to criminalize politics.

  • Posted: Jul 4 2016 - 12:05am

    The world according to Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down two onerous provisions in a Texas abortion law sends a clear and powerful message that medically unjustified restrictions that obstruct a woman’s access to abortion are unconstitutional. In its most sweeping decision on abortion since 1992, the court reaffirmed what it said at that time: If a law regulating abortion before the fetus is viable is more an obstacle to women than a benefit to them, then it violates the Constitution.

  • | Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    Headlines warn of an epidemic of narcotic addiction in our country as physicians prescribe drugs for chronic pain. Is there an alternative? In fact, there is.

  • Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Jul 3 2016 - 12:05am

    A recent Tribune-Herald opinion piece (“Truth about Puna makai alternate route,” June 26) criticized our advocacy for an alternate route, or PMAR, out of lower Puna. We thank Shipman Estates President Bill Walter for addressing this issue, now especially urgent after the lava threat, the closure last December of our only access road due to an accident and the news that the widening of Highway 130 to Pahoa will be delayed for a decade or more.

  • Posted: Jul 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Jean Jacques, a 17-year-old Haitian, fled his country in 1992 and was picked up at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Granted permission to remain in the United States, he wound up in Connecticut where, in 1996, he was involved in a shooting that led to a 15-year prison term for attempted murder. While he was incarcerated, immigration officials obtained an order for his deportation. Yet when Jacques was released from prison, he wasn’t deported. Instead, he was out on the streets last June in Norwich, Conn., where he stabbed a 25-year-old woman to death in an apparent drug dispute.