July 31, 2013 President Obama is getting backlash over his remarks that "phony" scandals are preventing economic progress. Chip Bok believes there's too much noise to signify nothing, while Clay Bennett thinks nothing of significance has been uncovered after months of investigation.
July 30, 2013 There have been more protests and more deaths as Egypt's new rulers move to consolidate power. Schot doubts the use of deadly force will change things for the better, while Daryl Cagle sees the whole Middle East as a disaster waiting to happen for President Obama.
July 29, 2013 Twelve Republicans in the Senate and close to 70 in the House are threatening to shut down the government to stop funding of the Affordable Care Act. Pat Bagley sees the GOP move as extreme, while Gary McCoy thinks that's an apt description for Obama's approach to health care reform.
July 28, 2013 The House voted not to curtail funding for the National Security Agency's massive data mining program. Through the lens of Prince George Alexander Louis' birth and Anthony Weiner's latest revelations, John Darkow and Adam Zyglis weigh legitimate expectations of privacy.
July 27, 2013 Juror B29, first name "Maddy," broke her silence, saying she thinks George Zimmerman "got away with murder." Will this help or hurt President Obama's suggestion that Americans initiate their own dialogues on race?
July 26, 2013 President Obama has renewed his push for jobs as well as his criticism of congressional Republicans. Larry Wright isn't impressed with the president's latest efforts, while Clay Bennett hears the same old song from House Speaker John Boehner.
July 25, 2013 Anthony Weiner, a Democrat running for mayor of New York City, admits that he continued to "sext" even after resigning from Congress in 2011. Mike Luckovich suggests an unhelpful mode of apology, while Jeff Darcy anticipates even more disgraced politicians journeying down the comeback trail.
July 24, 2013 The city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. Lisa Benson believes Detroit never got the outside help it needed, while Nick Anderson blames the auto industry for the city's Chapter 9 breakdown.
July 23, 2013 Kate Middleton and Prince William are now parents of a baby boy. Joe Heller thinks the betting over what they'll name him is a snooze, while Randy Bish points out that regardless of the baby's name, the little prince can look forward a lifetime of spoons filled with sugar.
July 23, 2013 The duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. Patrick Chappatte is amused by the amount of attention being paid to the event, while Peter Broelman can only imagine how the media fervor was affecting the new parents while they waited for the child's arrival.
July 22, 2013 The New York Times reports that Empire State residents purchasing individual insurance under the Affordable Care Act could see their premiums drop by 50 percent. Adam Zyglis doubts it will silence the health law's more alarmist critics, while John Trevor is afraid Obamacare could be too successful.
July 21, 2013 Sarah Palin says she's considered entering Alaska's 2014 Senate race, and Liz Cheney has announced she'll try to unseat GOP Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming. Lee Judge and Jimmy Margulies give both the traditional cartoonists' welcome.
July 20, 2013 Americans were stunned when a dozen people were murdered during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado. Cartoons by David Fitzsimmons and Joel Pett drawn in the days following the mass shooting show not much has changed.
July 19, 2013 America is still much divided over the Zimmerman trial verdict. Joe Heller thinks it's because the case cuts across all audiences, while Steve Sack imagines it will span generations.
July 18, 2013 Like a golden sponge cake phoenix, Twinkies have risen from the ashes of Hostess' bankruptcy filing and flown back to store shelves. Dave Granlund revisits a group of fans who were distraught when the snack disappeared last year, while Nate Beeler is far from celebratory.
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