March 31, 2012 When President Obama explained he would have "more flexibility" after the election, Mike Lester gave the statement his own between-the-lines reading. Steve Kelley didn't have any problem understanding Rick Santorum's irate remarks to a New York Times reporter.
March 30, 2012 Have you got the itches and the sneezes? Mike Luckovich blames climate change for the noisome air quality afflicting much of the country. But almost 100 years ago Fred Morgan had the same complaint about the lesser joys of spring.
March 29, 2012 Let's wish former Vice President Dick Cheney a quick recovery after his heart transplant. Hoping it doesn't hurt when he laughs, Jimmy Margulies and Joe Heller offer their own prescriptions.
March 28, 2012 Today is the final day of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law. Gary Varvel wants the Supreme Court to release Americans from the Affordable Care Act; while R.J. Matson certifies that freedom has a price, too.
March 27, 2012 As the Supreme Court hears arguments on health care, Eric Allie believes Elena Kagan should recuse herself because she was part of the Obama administration when the law was drafted. Randall Enos looks at the funding of the advocacy group run by Clarence Thomas' wife and reaches the same conclusion.
March 26, 2012 Many — but not all — Americans blame President Obama for rising gas prices. John Cole and Joe Heller think it's all about the power of perception.
March 25, 2012 The reaction to Paul Ryan's newest budget plan has garnered the same support and criticism as his last one. And if there is any change since the last budget battle, Joel Pett and Lisa Benson agree — it's for the worse.
March 24, 2012 Republicans in Louisiana will make their choice for president today. Pat Bagley wonders what the latest self-inflicted wound will do to the Romney campaign, while Nick Anderson doesn't think Rick Santorum is in a position to exploit it.
March 23, 2012 In the wake of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., Jeff Parker and Signe Wilkinson consider what self-defense means in a racially unequal society.
March 22, 2012 Contraceptive health continues to be the subject of action by numerous state legislatures, most notably Texas, which cut off all funding to Planned Parenthood and any groups that work with the organization. Nick Anderson and Mike Peters think the new raft of laws may have some unforeseen effects.
March 21, 2012 Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who heads the House Budget Committee, released his new budget plan. Chris Weyant questions its priorities, while Gary Varvel argues that at least it has some.
March 21, 2012 Gas prices have continued their upward march this week. Nick Anderson sees an America cowed by Iran, while RJ Matson adopts a told-you-so attitude to the prices at the pump.
March 20, 2012 Republicans are holding their state primary today in Illinois. Lisa Benson sizes up the race so far, while Gary Varvel takes a spin with their ultimate opponent, President Obama.
March 19, 2012 Even though the Gingrich campaign declared Mississippi and Alabama primaries "must win," the former speaker promised to keep running even though he lost both. Rick McKee questions Gingrich's frame of reference. Bob Engelhart finds the same problem with Ron Paul's zero-win record.
March 18, 2012 The Agriculture Department announced Thursday that, starting next fall, that schools will have the option of avoiding "lean finely textured beef," aka "pink slime." While Lisa Benson doesn't like the government telling us how to live our lives, Jen Sorensen figures someone else already is.
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