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Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 12:33 PM

I hate pro-life legislation.Simple logic leads me to be pro life. If nothing happens to that fertilized egg cell, it becomes a child.So I believe that child’s life begins at conception and it shouldn’t be stopped. I just happen to belong to the “offer women help and support adoption” camp and not the “stand in a picket line and call women baby murderers” camp.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 2:26 PM

According to Washington’s political pundits Donald Trump’s rise is a history making event that will change American politics and the Republican Party. To his backers he is the answer to “politics as usual,” that has failed the middle class and the...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to step down after the British people voted to leave the European Union.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 11:21 AM

After the killing of 49 innocent people dancing in an Orlando, Florida nightclub, my heart shrunk with despair. The familiarity of mass murder is paralyzing because hate cannot be legislated away when such a killer believes his murderous rage is...

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on rumors that Marco Rubio might run for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Sen. John McCain’s recent assertion that President Obama is responsible for the Orlando mass shooting.

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 2:31 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on lone wolf shooters.

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 12:11 PM

The number of people who are trying to equate Donald Trump’s political rise to Ronald Reagan’s is staggering.Both shared a background in the entertainment industry before becoming candidates, but that is the only true comparison.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 12:18 PM

I wrote several weeks ago about the upcoming presidential campaign, arguing that the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is exactly the matchup we deserve.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Sure, he was funny, but George Carlin was also an astute observer of the way humans think and behave.One of the things I admired most about him was his disdain for politically correct language and euphemisms.

Updated Jun 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Don Landgren cartoon on college campus sexual assaults in the news.

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