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Nov 18 2017 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Nov 15 2017 - 12:06am

    Democrats have been elated since last week’s wins in the Virginia and New Jersey governor’s races, their huge gains in the Virginia legislature and smaller, notable victories nationwide. So will congressional voters in 2018 make President Donald Trump the fourth consecutive president to have his party lose control of Congress while in office?

  • Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:06am

    Does it make sense to continue calling the United States the greatest nation in the world when we can’t even have a sensible discussion about, let alone solve, one of the most vexing issues facing us?

  • | Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:06am

    In reporting about politics all my adult life, I’ve enjoyed indulging in candidate scenarios, especially thinking unconventionally about what might happen if somebody runs for president. If people I respect dismiss one of my story lines as a dumb idea, it’s usually better to move on.

  • Posted: Nov 14 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Make no mistake, the war on marijuana has not been colorblind. Despite national surveys showing that white people and black people use marijuana at approximately the same rates, blacks have over the years been nearly four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than whites.

  • | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Desperation seems to be driving Republicans this grateful season as they seek to trade polar bears for tax cuts, while fervently praying that former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore didn’t do what he’s alleged to have done, which might give the U.S. Senate another Democratic vote.

  • Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:05am

    America’s extraordinary gun violence is enabled by a lack of laws and responsibility. In a small but significant way, bipartisan legislation proposed by Sens. Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich seeks to address both failings.

  • Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:06am

    The means to peace

  • Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Republicans’ tax bill would somewhat improve the existing revenue system that once caused Mitch Daniels (former head of the Office of Management and Budget, former Indiana governor) to say: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tax code that looked as though it had been designed on purpose? Today’s bill, which is 429 pages and is apt to grow, is an implausible instrument of simplification. And it would worsen the tax code’s already substantial contribution to “moral hazard.”

  • Posted: Nov 12 2017 - 12:05am

    Overshadowed by the big-ticket items in the Republican tax plan now before Congress — slashing the corporate tax rate or capping the income tax deduction for mortgage interest and state and local taxes, for example — is a curious amendment to federal law governing college savings accounts also known as 529 plans. Under the proposal, a human fetus would be eligible to be designated the beneficiary of a tax-advantaged 529 account.

  • | Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:05am

    According to news reports, President Donald Trump wanted the House Republican tax “reform” bill to be called the Cut Cut Cut Act. Alas, he didn’t get his wish, and it was instead given a boring name nobody can remember. But there’s still time to change it! So let me propose, as one reader suggested, that it be renamed the Leona Helmsley Act, after the New York hotelier convicted of tax evasion, who famously declared that “only the little people pay taxes.”

  • Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:05am

    Changing the rules

  • Posted: Nov 11 2017 - 12:05am

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