Dave Granlund cartoon on Ted Cruz dropping out of presidential race.
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Roman Ostriakov, a 30-year-old Ukrainian living rough in Italy, is on his way to becoming an international cause celebre, or at least a meme. Translated into numerous languages, his story has been in the media and on social networks since Monday, when a court of appeals in Genoa annulled his 2013 conviction for stealing 4.07 euros ($4.68) of cheese and sausage from a supermarket. The court said the food had been taken “out of an immediate and vital need for nourishment.”
In the last four presidential elections, the Republican nominee has never won less than 90 percent of the Republican vote. Republicans won the popular vote only one of those times, in 2004, and when they did they carried 93 percent of Republican voters. Donald Trump has defied the odds before, but they are against his achieving this degree of party unity.
Can we please stop all the “blue wall” nonsense already?
When the Internet billionaires Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg proposed sending a mission to another solar system, it was hard to separate vision from bluster. Was the idea a plausible next step in mankind’s exploration of space? Or an ego-driven challenge to other space-oriented billionaires - especially Elon Musk and his dreams of colonies on Mars?
Politics in America has never really been for the thin-skinned, but always a rather rambunctious and disrespectful game.
Last week, the Senate approved the nomination of career officer Roberta Jacobson to be the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico. The vote came after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., lifted his hold in exchange for an extension of sanctions against human rights violators in Venezuela.
We are all Johnny Football.
Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde would never have emerged to terrorize London.
In this campaign season of extreme silliness, it’s impossible to say Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a fatal mistake by accusing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton of playing “the woman’s card.”