July 31, 2012 Gross Domestic Product grew by only 1.5 percent in the second quarter according to the Commerce Department, heightening anxiety about the recovery. John Darkow thinks the economy may need a new pilot, but Pat Bagley feels it might get moving if Republicans would just lend a hand.
July 30, 2012 Scientists say 20 percent of the nation is now in the two most severe stages of drought, intensifying debate over the causes of this summer's unusually intense weather. R.J. Matson thinks global warming is largely to blame, but Chip Bok isn't convinced.
July 29, 2012 The NCAA handed down tough penalties against the Penn State football program this week in response to the Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Nick Anderson thinks the scandal has revealed what schools really value, and David Fitzsimmons worries about the collateral damage.
July 28, 2012 President Obama embraced some degrees of gun control Wednesday in a speech to the Urban League. Lisa Benson says limiting guns won't solve the problem, while Jimmy Margulies thinks no reform effort would get past the special interests in Congress anyway.
July 27, 2012 The London Olympics open today, but here in the states that other big contest is still going strong. Gary Varvel argues Obama doesn't have what it takes to clear all the hurtles, while Dave Granlund thinks at least Mitt Romney's horse is well prepared.
July 26, 2012 Mitt Romney is taking a break from the campaign trail for a series of events and fundraisers overseas. Chris Weyant predicts he'll have more in common with royalty than other politicians, but Chip Bok thinks no matter how his foreign policy turns out, it'll be hard to be worse than the President's.
July 25, 2012 Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Randy Bish and Milt Priggee remember the pioneer.
July 24, 2012 Randy Bish and David Fitzsimmons pay tribute to the first responders and victims of the Aurora, Colo. Shooting.
July 23, 2012 With the nation's fiscal cliff looming large on the horizon, defense contractors and their political allies are warning against reducing military spending. Lisa Benson thinks cuts could hamper our armed forces, but Chris Weyant thinks it's time for the military to make some sacrifices.
July 22, 2012 Members of both parties in Congress are incensed that the uniforms American Olympians will wear in the opening ceremonies of London 2012 are made in China. Nick Anderson thinks he knows the real winner on the U.S. Olympic team, while Joe Heller sees bigger problems in our relationship with China.
July 21, 2012 Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Thursday to impose harsher sanctions on Syria. Lisa Benson thinks the U.N. is toothless anyway, and David Fitzsimmons thinks the dissenting powers should take a hint from a recent American scandal.
July 20, 2012 The political airwaves are abuzz with rumors that Mitt Romney could announce his running mate soon. Bob Englehart has his own suggestion for the presumptive Republican nominee, while Pat Bagley thinks whoever they choose will have a hard time outdoing Joe Biden's legendary eloquence.
July 19, 2012 Both Mitt Romney and President Obama are drawing distinctions this week between their economic approaches. Rick McKee argues the president should embrace more of the Gipper's philosophy of individual responsibility, but Andy Singer thinks the small-government approach is a bit oversimplified.
July 18, 2012 British bank Barclays has been fined more than $450 million for manipulating basic financial market interest rates and has sparked a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Nick Anderson thinks big banks are gaming the system, and R.J. Matson sees them as little more than common thieves.
July 17, 2012 Mitt Romney has demanded an apology from the Obama campaign for attacks on his business career and personal finances. Rick McKee thinks Democrats are fueling the flames of controversy, while Christopher Weyant wonders if it might just be easier for Romney to air out his dirty laundry.
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