The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com.
A call for unity
A call for unity
The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators.com.
With many communities still struggling to manage the opioid epidemic, the last thing the nation needs is a new drug-related problem — the overprescribing of psychiatric and other medications to senior citizens. A new report in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine raises a red flag about the trend, saying it appears to be particularly common in rural areas where patients with symptoms of mental illnesses might have less access to talk therapy and other nondrug treatments. But even in these communities, there are alternatives to medications that can and should be explored.
Leave TAT alone
Childhood deaths have decreased worldwide since 1990. In their foundation’s annual letter last week, Bill and Melinda Gates estimated science saved 122 million children in the last quarter-century.
President Donald Trump and his top aides don’t seem to be on the same page when it comes to his promised immigration crackdown.
The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators.com.
The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
WASHINGTON — I configured Twitter a couple of weeks ago to get text alerts on my phone whenever President Trump tweets.
Try as we might, we can’t find a way to justify Rosa Maria Ortega’s voting in two elections when, as a legal U.S. resident but not a citizen, she did not have that right.
Last year’s promises by President Donal Trump and Republican congressional leaders to quickly repeal the Affordable Care Act — which the Obama administration said provided health coverage to 20 million previously uninsured residents — are on hold for now for several reasons. For one, insurance companies warned of chaos if the law wasn’t simultaneously replaced with a comprehensive new federal health policy. For another, the GOP might have been taken aback by the intensity of support shown for the 2010 law at recent rallies and lawmakers’ town hall meetings.
Robbing TAT funds
The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.
It’s not about the leaks.
WASHINGTON — In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Va., acknowledges he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”