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Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

“The Four Tigers” is a shorthand label for the dynamic economies of East Asia which achieved strikingly rapid growth from the 1960s into the 1990s – Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.The passing of the dominant leader of one of them is a good time to discuss all of them. On March 23, Singapore leader Lee Kwan Yew died at the age of 91. For over half a century, he and his organization have controlled government in the city-state of Singapore.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 1:25 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on Warren Buffett.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Don Landgren cartoon about muddy baseball fields.

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 1:36 PM

It is deeply disturbing to read of the sentence of 13 years given to a Lima woman because she exercised her right to a trial by jury (“Lima woman...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 12:08 PM

We were talking about death, about the growing number of young people killed by overdoses of heroin and prescription drugs. If anything would scare people away from drugs, I said, it would be the death of a friend.

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 12:02 PM

Don Landgren cartoon about arsenic levels found in cheap wine.

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 11:27 AM

When I was a senior in high school, I posed one of the cruelest questions ever to my parents.“So,” I asked, one night at the dinner table. “How much money have you saved for my college education?”

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon about Ted Cruz’s entrance into the 2016 race.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 12:11 PM

During his State of the Union address, President Obama focused briefly on a proposal to provide free tuition for two years of community college education. This is an intriguing idea, and it deserves a close examination.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 11:33 AM

I never run out of column ideas, which is a comforting realization for a weekly opinion scribe. Regrettably, after many hours of intense self examination, four cups of coffee and a half-dozen trips to the bathroom, I had an epiphany. I realized that...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Isaac Orr’s pro-fracking essay (“Fracking opponents ignore science,” Daily Messenger, March 16) seems like pure propaganda, using one-dimensional...

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