January 31, 2013 NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks the NRA is a part of the gun violence problem, while Bob Englehart agrees with one of the NRA's major points.
January 30, 2013 Fox News didn't renew Palin's contract but hired former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Kucinich. Rob Tornoe hopes to consign the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential hopeful to obscurity. Jeff Darcy thinks obscurity might have been the better option for Kucinich.
January 29, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to unveil his proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration law a day after a bipartisan group of senators announced their plan. Randy Bish believes the president has been too welcoming to undocumented residents, while Nate Beeler thinks Republicans have not gone far enough.
January 28, 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on whether his country will remain in the European Union. Joep Bertrams thinks the Conservative Party leader can't stomach the organization, while Patrick Chappatte doubts the remaining member nations would be happy with the leftovers.
January 27, 2013 House Speaker John Boehner charged that President Obama wants to "annihilate" the Republican Party. Bob Englehart thinks the GOP is facing a far worse threat from within its own ranks, while Rick McKee suspects the President may have the appetite for the job.
January 26, 2013 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. Gary Varvel isn't comfortable with all the roles women may come to fill, while Mike Keefe wonders if their combat experience will help women break through the military's glacis ceiling.
January 25, 2013 The Senate has made changes to the filibuster rule, but not the major alterations many had hoped for. The action fits within Pat Bagley's view of the body, while Jeff Danziger provides a rationale for why sweeping changes weren't made.
January 24, 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Steve Sack wasn't convinced by the secretary's explanations last fall, while David Fitzsimmons thinks Clinton gave a strong performance Wednesday.
January 23, 2013 In a 22-year career playing baseball, Stan "The Man" Musial (1920-2013) set an example as both a competitor and human being. Mike Peters notes that the Hall of Famer retired without a blemish on his reputation. In contrast, Mike Peters examines the careers of two players with records that aren't as spotless.
January 22, 2013 As President Obama begins his second term, he has the opportunity to set the nation's priorities. Cam Cardow and Signe Wilkinson disagree on America's most important obligations.
January 21, 2013 President Obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term today. Dave Granlund notes the historic backdrop for the inauguration, while Glenn Foden has a different vision of the event.
January 20, 2013 French troops are fighting Islamist militants who have taken control of Mali's vast north and are advancing toward the capital city. Patrick Chappatte decries the destruction of religious sites by militants, while Emad Hajjaj sees France's intervention as a proxy for U.S. interests.
January 19, 2013 Today is Gun Appreciation Day, and both sides of the gun debate have accused the other of exploiting children to make their point. Pat Bagley takes on the NRA commercial attacking the President because his daughters are guarded, while Mike Lester knocks Mr. Obama for making his gun violence proposals while flanked by kids.
January 18, 2013 In his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout much of his cycling career. Mike Luckovich questions the cyclist's motives and candor, while David Fitzsimmons thinks Armstrong's confession will have little impact where it really counts.
January 17, 2013 President Obama has unveiled a list of executive actions to curb gun violence. Lisa Benson sees it as a direct assault on the Second Amendment, while Jimmy Margulies thinks congressional opposition to gun control legislation leaves the president with little choice.
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