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Editorial Cartoons of the Week


State of the Union address should go away

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.

Millennials’ revenge seen in Dems’ proposals

Almost every major new economic initiative proposed by Democrats has a common feature: Unlike most current social programs, it would benefit younger Americans at the expense of older Americans.

Barr is right about releasing Mueller’s report

Clearly there is a tremendous public interest in the subject matter of Mueller’s probe. But it’s a mistake to rely upon a criminal prosecutor to answer all of the public and political questions implicated by President Donald Trump’s actions.


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What Americans are fighting for in Manbij

As America should have learned, ISIS is like a cancer that hides in cells and bones and tissues, not quite extinguished. The moment you think it’s gone, it pounces back, hungry as ever, devouring the healthy organs.


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McConnell’s leadership laryngitis comes at a bad time

McConnell surely knows his party’s president is coming unglued. But, seeming to fear his revengeful president, the majority leader won’t lead.


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Drop in foreign-inspired terror could spark changes

Are we quietly winning the war on terror — but are afraid to admit it?

Romney fails his 1st Senate test on Russia

When Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, opened 2019 with a scathing commentary lamenting President Donald Trump’s lack of moral leadership, it seemed like he was claiming the mantle of the late Sen. John McCain.


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May’s plan rejected, but hard Brexit might be worse

Diminishment and loss of control have been recurring British anxieties since the nation emerged depleted from World War II.


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Trump’s Syria policies leave GIs exposed

Now we see many of the same conditions that led to the rise of ISIS in the first place, with a power vacuum on the Syrian side of the border and an increasingly disaffected Sunni population on the Iraqi side.

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Both parties imperiled by insurgencies

Democrats can be as entranced as the GOP by the latest bright, shiny object darting across the political sky. They, too, can mistake social media energy for real political power.


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As Sen. Graham shifts, his motives take shape

If loyalty only goes so far, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s goes every which way — depending on the day, week, month — or proximity to Election Day.


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Iran takes another American hostage

The message is clear: We have no problem singling out innocent people and destroying their lives to reach our goals.


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President has vast, unchecked emergency powers

Only Congress can reclaim the emergency powers it has granted the president, assuming, of course, that lawmakers want the responsibility back, too.

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