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Updated Jan 23, 2017 at 10:25 AM

I don’t want to talk about Obama legacy today, or his policies, or get too political. I don’t want to get into an argument with Obama-haters. If that’s you, feel free to skip the rest of this column.I want to talk, one last time, about Barack Obama, the man and president.

Updated Jan 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Presidential inaugurations are traditionally occasions for solemn spectacle and hopeful rhetoric. But there’s no ignoring the clouds hanging over the inauguration of the 45th president.

Updated Jan 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM

“It may sound preposterous but it’s true/ cause I heard it through the grapevine./ And Friend, I’m about to lose my mind/cause I heard it through the grapevine.”

Updated Jan 3, 2017 at 9:49 AM

The other day, I heard two friends greet each other in the parking lot of a local shopping center. “Merry Christmas,” one said cheerily. “We can say that again, now that our guy has won.”

Updated Dec 30, 2016 at 10:01 AM

Just before Christmas, a summit in Moscow brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey. President Vladimir Putin of Russia orchestrated this major meeting. After the discussions, his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced significant...

Updated Dec 27, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on President Obama’s last-minute executive orders.

Updated Dec 27, 2016 at 12:57 PM

We have just been through one of the most negative political campaigns in history, one that set a new standard for pettiness and being just plain ugly. But, as an eternal optimist, I have been looking for that silver lining at the edge of the dark...

Updated Dec 27, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Donald Trump’s 2017 New Year’s resolutions.

Updated Dec 23, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Don Langren cartoon wishing a merry Christmas.

Updated Dec 23, 2016 at 12:38 PM

Nate Beeler cartoon on President Obama’s recent slew of executive orders.

Updated Dec 23, 2016 at 12:22 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about Jesus and Christmas.

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