Editorial cartoon for Aug. 16, 2022
An editorial cartoon by Dave Granlund
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Election administrators and judges are part of the community. We are your neighbors and co-workers, people you see at church on Sunday or in line at the grocery store. I believe I speak for all election officials when I say we are honest citizens who want to serve our community to the best of our ability.
From the commentary: Viewing t.. the Court as just another political institution staffed by the usual hacks, deprives the Court of the grandeur and dignity that an institution without an army to enforce its decisions needs to be respected. The rule of law holds force ... because of the power of our belief, both in the law and in the people enforcing it.
From the commentary: The one thing we can do is build relationships at the local level. The notion of building relationships across differences can feel quixotic. But part of the beauty of being human is that we have the capacity for empathy and kindness, and these feelings can grow even in the most painful circumstances.
From the editorial: Republicans have made their point. They got the attention they wanted. Now it’s time to engage Democrats to solve the problem. ... And Democrats, you can cover your eyes and pretend the border isn’t a problem. Texans don’t have that luxury, and they will show it at the polls.
From the commentary: Given the size of the egos involved, there was never much of a chance that Gov. Ron DeSantis and former president Donald Trump would wind up sharing a ticket. But now, they might end up sharing a cell.
From the editorial: Donald Trump’s courtroom comeuppance ultimately would serve Americans of all political stripes because it would affirm a concept that badly needs affirmation: That no person is above the law.
"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
Sally Pipes: What’s at fault for lower life expectancy? Health care has less impact than individual choices.
From the commentary: Progressives tend to blame systems, rather than individual choices, for disparities in everything from income to health. But sometimes, those choices matter more than any system.
From the editorial: Just because the nation has numbed itself to the pernicious and persistent effects of this virus doesn’t mean it no longer qualifies as a pandemic. And the country is heading into another likely winter surge. The president could do all Americans a favor by maintaining a cautious tone and strongly emphasizing the importance of vaccinations and boosters — at least helping ensure that infections yield the mildest symptoms possible.