Editorials

Editorials

Editorial: Congratulations, Republicans. This health care defeat is really a win.

Had the bill passed, Republicans would have lost both politically and in human terms as the bill devastated many of the very voters who believed President Donald Trump’s campaign promise that “everybody’s going to be taken care of much better than they’re taken care of now.”

Editorials

Editorial: We can’t walk away from a world in crisis

There’s no serious debate about the fact that terror and instability are inextricably linked. But President Donald Trump’s budget aims to make our country safer by slashing such “soft power” staples as diplomacy and foreign aid — cuts that will prove counterproductive in the midst of a humanitarian crisis.

Editorials

Editorial: Doesn’t the GOP want to know about Russia?

After FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell announcement that the agency is indeed investigating whether anyone in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia, various Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee spent much of the first hearing into Moscow’s meddling in our 2016 election questioning Comey’s logic and impartiality. Given the seriousness of foreign interference in our democratic process, you’d think that learning what did and did not happen — and how we can prevent future incursions — would be the chief concern of lawmakers.

Videos

Political cartoonists draw their versions of Trump's inauguration

If you're a Midwestern political cartoonist, you are preparing for a interesting ride today as Donald Trump becomes the next president of the United States. McClatchy cartoonists Glenn McCoy, of the Belleville News-Democrat, and Lee Judge, of the Kansas City Star, explain their approaches to the same topic, the Trump inauguration, and let us peek over their shoulders as they draw their cartoons. They occasionally will do the same topic and welcome your suggestions for a shared theme.
Todd Feeback and Zia Nizami McClatchy
Political cartoonists draw their versions of Trump's inauguration 2:49

Political cartoonists draw their versions of Trump's inauguration

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice 0:56

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse 8:10

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse

A medical game changer 2:36

A medical game changer