Comment: Hospice care isn’t giving up; it’s a gift of time, love

End-of-life care offers patients and families comfort, better quality of life and time to say goodbye.

 

Comment: State, local libraries rebuilding lives after prison

For those leaving prison, a library card is key to starting again. A new program offers that key.

 

Comment: Veterans struggling with addiction need our support

Connect veterans with the services they need through encouragement, understanding and advocacy.

 

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Editorial cartoons for Saturday, May 27

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

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File - A teenager holds her phone as she sits for a portrait near her home in Illinois, on Friday, March 24, 2023. The U.S. Surgeon General is warning there is not enough evidence to show that social media is safe for young people — and is calling on tech companies, parents and caregivers to take "immediate action to protect kids now." (AP Photo Erin Hooley, File)

Editorial: Warning label on social media not enough for kids

The U.S. surgeon general has outlined tasks for parents, officials and social media companies.

File - A teenager holds her phone as she sits for a portrait near her home in Illinois, on Friday, March 24, 2023. The U.S. Surgeon General is warning there is not enough evidence to show that social media is safe for young people — and is calling on tech companies, parents and caregivers to take "immediate action to protect kids now." (AP Photo Erin Hooley, File)

Forum: Especially at time of peace, U.S. must honor its fallen

As diplomacy takes precedence over military action, Memorial Day reminds us of our duty to history.

Forum: Imagine our losses without Endangered Species Act

Marking its 50th year, the act has saved numerous species of animals and plants and their habitats.

Comment: AI, social media usher in the end of photographic proof

It’s now easy to convincingly fake photos; and even easier to make them go viral on Twitter.

Comment: It’s far too early to count out DeSantis; or others

He’s trailing Trump in the polls, but other candidates in past elections improved their marks over time.

Comment: Onus on TikTok, Snapchart to prove they’re OK for kids

Social media platforms have data on children’s use of apps; they need to share it with researchers.

Editorial cartoons for Friday, May 26

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Harrop: GOP risks alienating investors with debt crisis gambit

In thrall to the MAGA crowd, House Republicans show no concern for losing votes in key swing districts.

Schwab: Democrats can always count on Republican overreach

Not to count ballots before they’re dispatched, but the GOP has a knack for overestimating its mandate.

Comment: Exxon isn’t coming clean on costs of climate change

The oil giant points to the costs of net-zero carbon efforts but ignores billions of dollars in economic damages.

Comment: Little for Russia to celebrate in fall of Bakhmut

At great cost, Russian mercenaries have kept their leader in Putin’s good graces. Now Russia waits for Ukraine’s next move.

Comment: Spike in childhood mortality needs nation’s attention

Covid’s ‘cascade’ of crises left youths vulnerable to deaths from suicide, guns, drugs and accidents.

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Editorial cartoons for Thursday, May 25

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Harrop: To which voters is DeSantis trying to appeal?

His ‘Florida blueprint’ won’t play to many Americans. It may not even be popular with most Floridians.

Saunders: FBI leadership doesn’t look good in Durham report

The findings raise suspicions about an investigation launched with little to justify it but politics.

Comment: AI isn’t coming for your job, but it is assessing you

Artificial intelligence already is being used for hiring and assessing your performance. Here’s how.