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Cartoon for January 15

Jan 15 2018 - 12:05am || Comments

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

  • Posted: Jan 8 2018 - 12:05am

    The world as seen by cartoonist Chris Britt, Creators.com.

  • Posted: Jan 8 2018 - 12:05am

    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 magnet for disputes. The first census, conducted in 1790, was done by federal marshals assigned to visit every home in their judicial district to count the numbers of free white men and white women, other free persons, and slaves. The enumerators came up with 3.9 million people (about the present-day population of the city of Los Angeles) scattered among 13 states and four territorial districts — a total that President George Washington and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who oversaw the count, complained was too low. So from the very get-go the decennial census has been framed by controversy over its accuracy.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

    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 us. Which view you take depends on how strongly you feel about interior lighting.

  • Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

    Need fresh thinking

  • Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

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

  • | Posted: Jan 7 2018 - 12:06am

    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 years in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives and six in the state Senate, Republican Charlie Dent, 57, is moving on without knowing his destination.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 12:06am

    Spark Therapeutics recently launched a pioneering new drug that can improve the vision of patients with a rare hereditary form of vision loss. That’s not the only thing pioneering about this drug, called Luxturna. Its price is, too. Spark announced this week that treatment will cost $850,000 a patient. “We believe that price reflects the type of life-altering value we’re seeing with Luxturna in clinical trials and will allow us to build on revolutionary science,” Spark Chief Executive Jeff Marrazzo told The Wall Street Journal.

  • Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 12:05am

    Not much change

  • Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 12:05am

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

  • | Posted: Jan 6 2018 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — After visiting Tehran in 2013, I wrote that the Iranian capital seemed suspended somewhere between Pyongyang and Los Angeles. We’ve seen this past week how passionately Iranians want the latter, not the former — as they denounced their impoverished garrison state and demanded a prosperous, modern future.

  • Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 12:06am

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

  • Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 12:06am

    To TV watchers in Chicago, the frustration with most dramas that take place there is how poorly they represent the city, particularly the preoccupation with violence, which crowds out other storytelling, and the geographical sloppiness, which drives Chicagoans nuts. Police headquarters isn’t in Uptown!

  • | Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — New year. Same old president.

  • Posted: Jan 5 2018 - 12:06am

    The federal Wilderness Act of 1964 was not vague about its intent: to protect significant and as-yet unspoiled land and wildlife habitat from the ravages of “an increasing population, accompanied by expanding settlement and growing mechanization.” Humans could visit, but only under certain conditions, and they couldn’t stay permanently.

  • Posted: Jan 4 2018 - 12:06am

    Death with dignity