Commentary

The world as seen by cartoonist Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
WASHINGTON — During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon: poison gas. During World War II, as a science adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, Conant was so central to...
For a party that champions a “pro-life” agenda, the GOP routinely turns its back on children once they leave the womb. The question isn’t just about abortion rights; it’s about making sure that all children have access to a quality life, growing up...
Donald Trump just couldn’t stand it. The man, a new and already infamous book characterizes as having little interest in the U.S. Constitution he swore to uphold, didn’t get it – how he somehow won the presidency despite his opponent, Hillary...
The world as seen by cartoonist Ken Catalino, Creators.com.
Like millions of people around the world, I was reassured to learn that Donald Trump is a “Very Stable Genius.” You see, if he weren’t — if he were instead an erratic, vindictive, uninformed, lazy, would-be tyrant — we might be in real trouble.
A consistent increase in life expectancy is one of society’s bedrock measures of progress. When people are living a bit longer each year it means we are eating better, exercising more, becoming more prosperous, reducing stress, facing less danger...
The Trump administration’s plan to sharply expand offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S.-controlled waters in 47 leased sites off the West and East Coasts — including six off California — might yield yet another pitched battle between the Golden...
As I sit here on pins and needles — PINS AND NEEDLES Y’ALL! — awaiting the release of Donald Trump’s nominations for the “most dishonest and corrupt news media awards” he just invented in his big orange noggin, I imagine this is how Meryl Streep...
Just because President Donald Trump disbanded his misbegotten voter-suppression commission doesn’t mean true proponents of election integrity can relax.
The world as seen by cartoonist Marshall Ramsey, Creators.com.
The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators.com.
WASHINGTON — Of all the scandalous revelations in the Michael Wolff book, the most revealing might be the one about the apricot swirl atop the president’s head.
A new bipartisan plan for reforming the H-1B visa program holds out modest hope that 2018 will be better than its predecessor for the tech industry.
The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a national census every 10 years, a tally that is used to apportion various benefits among the states, including seats in the House of Representatives. It’s a difficult task, and a...
The Big Island as seen by Hawaii Tribune-Herald cartoonist Gary Hoff.
Need fresh thinking
This week marks not just the start of a new year, but a bright new day for energy conservation. Or maybe it’s the tragic end of an era, with a beloved product now wiped out of existence by a government forcing its environmental agenda on the rest of...
WASHINGTON — It is almost a law of our political physics: Those who choose to leave Congress thereby demonstrate qualities that make one wish they would linger here longer. After seven terms in the House of Representatives, which followed eight...

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