May 31, 2013 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faces questions on his testimony that he wasn't involved in decisions regarding the possible prosecution of journalists. Chip Bok dislikes how the Justice Department has targeted news organizations. Nate Beeler says Republicans also don't have a great track record.
May 30, 2013 Less than a week after President Obama announced a new drone policy, a high-ranking Taliban leader was reportedly killed in Pakistan in a U.S. strike. Clay Bennett sees drone use as a net loss, while earlier this year Mike Smith pointed out that it depends on which side of the loss you're on.
May 29, 2013 According to a report prepared for the Pentagon, Chinese hackers have gained access to designs for U.S. weapons systems. Randy Bish condemns such sneaky behavior, while Paresh Nath thinks both the U.S. and China have reason to mistrust the other's commitment to cybersecurity.
May 28, 2013 The Boy Scouts of America have voted to allow openly gay youths to join. Joe Heller acknowledges that it hasn't been an easy path, while Dave Granlund takes issue with the mixed message of BSA keeping its ban on the participation of gay adults.
May 27, 2013 Today we remember and honor America's fallen servicemen and women. Lisa Benson and Chip Bok mark the solemnity of the occasion and the fruits of freedom made possible by their sacrifice.
May 26, 2013 President Obama has promised that the federal government will be "there for" tornado victims. Joe Heller expects Americans will help without stint, while Matt Wuerker warns that sequester cuts to the National Weather Service could make us all less safe.
May 25, 2013 According to Russian diplomats, Syrian leader Bashar Assad's regime agreed "in principle" to attend an international peace conference. Paresh Nath finds Russia's role as broker hypocritical, while Osama Hajjaj sees no honest brokers in the Syrian conflict.
May 24, 2013 President Obama announced changes in how the U.S. will deal with enemies in custody and in the field. John Cole thinks the continued use of Guantanamo is hardly better than America's drone program, while Schot sees the attack in London as a new kind of terrorism that requires new kinds of responses.
May 24, 2013 Lois Lerner, who oversees tax exempt organization operations at the IRS, invoked her Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify before Congress this week. Jeff Parker has no qualms about the treatment IRS officials have received, while Nick Anderson thinks Lerner owes Americans an explanation.
May 23, 2013 Two of America's most imaginative businesses are getting mixed reviews. Ed Hall thinks Apple should use its creativity on something more customer-friendly than tax loopholes, while Dave Fitzsimmons is less than thrilled by the privacy implications of Google Glass.
May 22, 2013 The Oklahoma City suburb of Moore was devastated by a tornado for the second time in a generation. Dario Castillejos and Randy Bish express their sympathy.
May 21, 2013 President Obama's recent run of controversies is seen by some as the result of a second-term curse. John Deering points out that when you're "cursed" even the simplest things can cause a stir, while J.D. Crowe thinks that the President's troubles are being overblown by partisanship.
May 20, 2013 The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan brought the crisis in Syria into focus. Daryl Cagle wonders whether President Obama can resist the GOP's call for action, while Osama Hajjaj thinks the conflict already has enough participants.
May 19, 2013 As the Class of 2013 enters the "real world," they'll be shouldering their share of $1 trillion in student loan debt. Nate Beeler wonders how diplomates will remain afloat, while Joel Pett points to the salaries of college presidents as one reason why the cost of higher education is so high.
May 18, 2013 Has the controversy over Benghazi damaged Hillary Clinton's reputation? Bob Englehart believes the former secretary of state's image is headed for a fall, while Mike Smith thinks the issue is much more about Nov. 8, 2016, than what happened in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.
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