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  1. | Posted: May 14 2016 - 12:30am

    Seven decades ago, the United States dropped the first — and last — atom bombs ever used in war onto two Japanese cities, killing about 200,000 people, hastening the end of World War II and beginning a difficult and painful moral and historical debate that continues to this day. On Tuesday, President Obama waded into that troubled discussion when he announced he would visit the first of those cities — Hiroshima — during a trip to Japan this month. He would be the first sitting president to do so.

  2. Posted: May 5 2016 - 8:45pm

    As of Thursday, the dollars were still being counted — and that’s a good thing.

  3. | Posted: Apr 20 2016 - 8:19pm

    Between the loose cannon Donald Trump and the ultraconservative Ted Cruz, Republicans have been doing their best to give the presidential election away. But it’s worse than that: They are doing their best to drive voters into the Democratic fold for years to come.

  4. | Posted: Apr 18 2016 - 1:30am

    No one knows for certain what will happen if an errant drone crashes into a passenger jet. Maybe nothing — birds collide with planes all the time with little consequence. But not always. From time to time, a little bird causes big damage to an airplane.

  5. | Posted: Apr 14 2016 - 8:11pm

    Dr. Clif Arrington is, by several accounts, a nice man.

  6. | Posted: Apr 11 2016 - 1:30am

    Not only is Earth getting warmer, but the humans who walk upon it are getting heavier. In the latter phenomenon, however, there is little debate as to the cause. It’s a man-made global health crisis.

  7. | Posted: Apr 6 2016 - 1:31am

    We all knew the rich and powerful play by different rules than the rest of us. Some are willing to bend or break the law to enrich themselves, and some bankers and lawyers are more than happy to help them.

  8. Posted: Mar 20 2016 - 1:30am

    Escape from people like Bernie

  9. | Posted: Mar 16 2016 - 1:31am

    In May of last year a couple dozen people took to the streets outside the Kauai Humane Society on the Garden Isle and called for the resignation of its executive director, Penny Cistaro.

  10. | Posted: Mar 9 2016 - 1:31am

    The stakes couldn’t be higher for European leaders meeting in Brussels this week to discuss a common response to the flood of refugees pouring into Europe from Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. Ostensibly the talks are aimed at convincing Turkey, a major transit point for migrants, to close its border with Greece to prevent refugees from continuing their journey to northern Europe. But the real issue is the Europeans’ inability or unwillingness to absorb the newcomers despite the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding on the continent’s southern flank. Unless the European Union can get its act together to address that crisis, the future of a united Europe without borders that shares a common currency and defense policy could itself be at risk. And that should be of significant concern to Americans as we elect our next president.

  11. | Posted: Mar 2 2016 - 1:30am

    This is the time of year when high school seniors eagerly await an acceptance letter from the college of their choice. While the nation’s most selective schools have acceptance rates in single-digits, NASA is sifting through a record pool of 18,300 applicants for a mere eight to 14 slots in its next astronaut candidates class.

  12. | Posted: Mar 1 2016 - 1:31am

    Being given the opportunity to disavow David Duke, the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist movement isn’t a setup or a trick question. Even racists know better than to engage in their racism before a national audience. Yet on CNN on Sunday, Donald Trump denied common sense on a biblical scale — three times he declined to criticize Duke and his ilk for supporting him. And yet that awful moment, which encapsulates so much of what is going wrong in the Republican primary, may prove irrelevant as Super Tuesday voters look to push him far ahead in the delegate count.

  13. | Posted: Feb 29 2016 - 1:30am

    President Barack Obama is trying to round up votes in Congress to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the end of his term. The White House has made approval of the 12-nation free-trade deal, which took seven years to negotiate, a top priority. But many in Congress and around the country have serious concerns about how it will affect everything from environmental regulations and drug prices to jobs and wages.

  14. | Posted: Feb 23 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — The Clinton political dynasty is still alive. The Bush dynasty has been routed. Their contrasting fates, to this point at least, tell us much about our two parties, the nature of this year’s presidential election, and the dueling legacies themselves.

  15. | Posted: Feb 18 2016 - 1:30am

    WASHINGTON — Antonin Scalia, who combined a zest for intellectual combat with a vast talent for friendship, was a Roman candle of sparkling jurisprudential theories leavened by acerbic witticisms. The serrated edges of his most passionate dissents sometimes strained the court’s comity and occasionally limited his ability to proclaim what the late Justice William Brennan called the most important word in the court’s lexicon: “Five.” Scalia was, however, one of the most formidable thinkers among the 112 justices who have served on the court, and he often dissented in the hope of shaping a future replete with majorities steeped in principles he honed while in the minority.