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Aug 23 2016 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — By now, most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David Brown — and quite a few wouldn’t mind seeing him play a larger national role. I hear Republicans are looking for a substitute nominee.

  • Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Most people limit their exposure to bullfighting to Ernest Hemingway novels. The thousands of men — and women — who make annual pilgrimages to Pamplona and other cities in Spain to run with the bulls are in the minority of humanity. You don’t have to be an animal-rights activist to be absolutely creeped out by the masochistic danger that results from antagonizing angry, 2,000-pound bulls. Injuries to those who want to experience the adrenalin high of running with the bulls has increased 5.1 percent annually since 1980, according to news reports.

  • Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    We’ve known for more than a month that Hillary Clinton had the Democratic presidential primary race sewn up despite an unexpectedly strong challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The only question was when — if ever — Sanders would concede defeat and throw his support behind the party’s presumptive nominee. On Tuesday, that finally happened. Standing beside Clinton at the podium of a high school auditorium in New Hampshire, a state Sanders won by double digits during the primaries, he delivered a full-throated endorsement of his former rival and pledged to “do everything I can to make sure she’s the next president.”

  • Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Board failed

  • | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Similar to most economists, I don’t usually have much to say about stocks. Stocks are even more susceptible than other markets to popular delusions and the madness of crowds, and stock prices generally have a lot less to do with the state of the economy or its future prospects than many people think. As economist Paul Samuelson put it, “Wall Street indexes predicted nine out of the last five recessions.”

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:06am

    The world according to Tom Stiglich, Creators Syndicate

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    The open-carry movement faced a very public test in Dallas last week. It failed.

  • | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied. Fortunately, California’s Supreme Court might soon decide to hear — four years after litigation began — the 21st century’s most portentous civil rights case, which concerns an ongoing denial of equal protection of the law.

  • Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    As expected, an international tribunal ruled for the Philippines and against China in its claim to have historic rights to 90 percent of the South China Sea, where territory disputes with a number of nations — including Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan — threaten to trigger military action and jeopardize the more than $5 trillion in trade that traverses those waters each year. And, as promised, China disavowed the decision, asserting the Permanent Court of Arbitration, or PCA, in The Hague, Netherlands, has no authority here.

  • Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com.

  • | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    With everything else going on, from Trump to Brexit to the horror in Dallas, it’s hard to focus on developments in financial markets — especially because we’re not facing any immediate crisis. But extraordinary things have been happening lately, especially in bond markets. And because money still makes the world go around, attention must be paid to what the markets are trying to tell us.

  • Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    A blast, indeed

  • Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    Presidential candidates invariably seek and often get endorsements from admired figures in American life.