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Updated at 5:50 PM

Perhaps we underestimated Gov. Bobby Jindal.All this talk of a run for the presidency has yielded more scoffs than nods of approval. I am guilty myself of minimizing his chances of getting any real national traction.

Updated at 5:25 PM

Television commercials often get under my skin for one reason or another, but the one that has rankled me most in recent years is “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” To my mind, the guy who does the pitch for Dos Equis beer is the Most...

Updated May 29, 2015 at 10:05 AM

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing on “Protecting the Constitutional Right to Counsel for Indigents Charged with Misdemeanors.” The hearing revealed that courts nationwide routinely violate the constitutional...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on FIFA.

Updated May 28, 2015 at 10:56 AM

“Individual ambition serves the common good,” wrote Adam Smith, masterful 18th century analyst of emerging industrial capitalism. Freer trade reflects collective coordination of national ambition.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Ireland approving gay marriage.

Updated May 26, 2015 at 11:13 AM

The headline said, “Antarctic ice shelf ‘will be gone’ by 2020.” In the text of the article it tells us that an ice shelf roughly 15 times the size of Manhattan Island that has existed for 10,000 years is quickly disappearing. The study that...

Updated May 22, 2015 at 12:29 PM

While a majority of our nation’s 50 states still have the death penalty on their books, that number has begun to shift in recent years. Prior to 2007, 12 states had outlawed executions; between 2007 and 2013, six states banned the procedure.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:58 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Hillary Clinton.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Donald Landgren cartoon about college loans and graduation.

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