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May 24 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com.

  • Posted: Apr 25 2015 - 12:05am

    What do lobbyists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the director of a Washington think tank have to do with hedge-fund manager Paul Singer and the Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died mysteriously in January?

  • Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.” So said Hillary Rodham Clinton in announcing her 2016 presidential campaign. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state is preparing to run under the banner of progressive populism, not the more moderate “third way” politics for which both she and her husband, the former president, have been generally known. It’s a message more in tune with both the leftward movement of the Democratic Party since Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992 and, according to Hillary Clinton, the reality that, in U.S. society, “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.”

  • | Posted: Apr 24 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Michigan Republican Tim Walberg was a Christian minister before winning election to Congress in 2010 — and he hasn’t entirely changed jobs.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    The election victory of Greece’s Syriza party in January thrilled left-wing populists across Europe — but elicited a more jaded response in other quarters. Surely, the conventional wisdom said, Syriza would abandon its unequivocal opposition to the fiscal austerity Greece’s creditors prescribe in return for funding. Surely, the responsibilities of office would trump the demagoguery of seeking it and would induce new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to compromise with the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund — so as to avoid a catastrophic shut-off of bailout funds and a possible Greek exit from the European common currency.

  • | Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Smoking, said King James I in 1604, is “loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs.” Three years later he planted a colony in Jamestown. Its tobacco enhanced the royal treasury until Virginia produced a bumper crop of revolutionaries, including the tobacco farmer George Washington.

  • Posted: Apr 23 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said during a visit to The Washington Post on Friday that the only way to stem the flood of African migrants seeking refuge in Europe is for “the tribes” of Libya “to make peace.” While there is truth in that observation, it understates the obligation of Italy and other European nations to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. That became tragically clear during the weekend, as a vessel estimated to be carrying 700 or more people capsized off the Libyan coast. Only 28 people were rescued as of Monday, which means the death toll could be the highest in the Mediterranean since World War II.

  • Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Apr 22 2015 - 12:05am

    “Don’t you think they want us to fail?”

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Tom Stiglich, Creators.com.

  • Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    President Barack Obama’s chances of successfully negotiating a new trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations have improved dramatically with the announcement of a bipartisan compromise bill that would enable him to submit the proposed pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to Congress for a straight up-or-down vote.

  • | Posted: Apr 21 2015 - 12:05am

    Young people bounce back from adversity faster than their elders, right? Not when it comes to American jobs. Six years after the U.S. economy began expanding from the worst recession since the Great Depression, people ages 25 to 34 are having a harder time finding jobs than other workers.

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Apr 20 2015 - 12:05am

    Are electronic cigarettes a public health problem or a public health tool? They’re both, and the government must treat them that way.