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Cartoon for January 19.
The reality is that “the wall” has become a symbol more than a policy, and that symbolism resonates with everyone in the country – for or against. Meanwhile, the Ansel Adams Gallery is open and Yosemite is spectacular.
The success of EWU’s football program turns a spotlight on our academic excellence. And, by bringing national attention to our university, athletic success actually adds value to our academic degrees.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a keen sense of history. By demanding that President Donald Trump either postpone the State of the Union address until the government shutdown ends or deliver a written statement, she has raised the possibility that we might finally get rid of a ritual that has devolved into empty political theater. The speech takes its name from the clause in the Constitution stipulating that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
It’s infuriating that it took so long Steve King’s Republican Senate colleagues from Iowa, who’ve been well aware of his legacy of saying such things, to even criticize him. It’s about time.
Lawmakers and commentators have expressed consternation over attorney general nominee William Barr’s refusal to commit to make Robert Mueller’s report public. But Barr is absolutely correct.
Cartoon for January 18.
House Democrats won’t come to the table and negotiate to reopen government, but they’ve been hard at work angling for more control over what you can say about them and how they get re-elected.
If you are good, yet silent, maybe you’re not really as good as you think.
He is a national Rorschach test. Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him. One way or another, Donald Trump will be renewed for another season.
Donald Trump’s restricting access to his interactions with foreign leaders is a reasonable response to all the leaks he’s faced.
Cartoon for January 17.
On December 18th, The Spokesman-Review reported on a young woman severely affected by autism and enrolled in Shadle High School’s ABLE (Autism Behavior Learning Environment) program, and her father’s efforts to obtain accountability for injuries resulting from, he alleged, poor behavioral management, inappropriate isolation, and general practices of abuse and neglect. I know from my own son’s experience that we can choose to do better.
Cartoon for January 16.
Cartoon for January 15.
County Commissioner Al French has proposed building a new jail, saying, “this can has been kicked down the road for too many years,” before adding that he needs to know an exact number of beds. The implication is that once the number is known then building can begin.
General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S capitalism.
Cartoon for January 14.
The attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been frequent and furious, but also petty, silly and (in the mental-health sense) hysterical.
I have seen plenty of terminally ill patients die with music playing in the background. But in the past few years, as the benefits of music in these settings have become more apparent to me, I have paid more attention to what is on.