July 31, 2011 Are you ready for some football? Gary Varvel is, but Mike Peters knows there are still a few issues remaining before the season can begin.
July 30, 2011 According to it's preliminary estimate the United States Postal Service has lost $5.6 billion this year, as a result it wants to shutter thousands of local post offices. Paul Fell is concerned about the rural areas likely to be hit, while Mike Keefe wonders if anything can help snail mail's ails.
July 29, 2011 After delaying a vote on his own debt ceiling bill several times, many are asking: Is Speaker Boehner the ruler of his domain? Mike Lester sees him as the man in charge while Rex Babin thinks Tea Party Republicans might be running the show.
July 29, 2011 With a United States default perhaps only days away, neither Nick Anderson nor Mike Lester see cooler heads prevailing.
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July 28, 2011 In his first court hearing on Monday the accused murderer, Anders Behring Breivik, claimed there were others working with him. Mike Keefe and Pat Bagley have some likely suspects.
July 27, 2011 Many think, as do John Branch and Mike Lester, that the main barriers to raising the debt ceiling, are the no-tax-increase pledge, which almost all congressional Republicans have signed, and the congressional Democrats' reluctance to make substantial changes to entitlement programs.
July 26, 2011 Borders has begun closing its 399 remaining stores. Dave Fitzsimmons sees it as one more step in progress, while Bob Englehart finds that Chapter 11 has been the most disappointing chapter in the company's books.
July 25, 2011 Record high temperatures were set as sweltering heat wave that engulfed the nation last week. Is it all just a cruel trick by Mother Nature as depicted by Dave Granlund or are we responsible, as Mike Smith suggests?
July 24, 2011 New York's move to sanction same-sex marriage is stirring emotions. Joe Heller sees it as a significant advance in civil rights, while John Cole notes it's an advance that stops at the Empire state's border.
July 23, 2011 In 2007 President Bush signed a measure to phase out some types of incandescent bulbs. Earlier this month, House Republicans failed to repeal the energy-saving statute. Randy Bish thinks the government brings more heat than light, while Lee Judge sees a dark side to the freedom of choice claims.
July 22, 2011 As the House debated and voted on "Cut Cap and Balance" the "Gang of Six" in the Senate was fashioned its own proposal to solve the debt ceiling crisis. Gary Varvel doesn't think the Senate proposal has a chance of working, while RJ Matson doesn't believe it can pass the Senate . . . yet.
July 21, 2011 Rupert Murdoch gave a curt "no" when asked if he was responsible for the phone hacking scandal that has embroiled News of the World. R.J. Matson wonders whether the 80-year-old media mogul, will remain in control of his empire, while Chip Bok is worried about the collateral damage.
July 20, 2011 As the debt ceiling negotiations grind on, many Democrats have charged the GOP with holding America "hostage," while a number of Republicans are accusing President Obama of having an "obsession" with raising taxes. Jen Sorensen and Eric Allie make graphic allegations of their own.
July 19, 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II cast a spell at the box office this last weekend with a record $168.5 million. Gary Varvel envisions a moment of passage for an entire generation, while Mike Smith conjures up the most heart-breaking moment of the end of $2 billion grossing film series.
July 18, 2011 Did Roger Clemens lie to Congress about using steroids and human growth hormones when he played ball? If he did, Steve Kelley suspects he had his reasons. And with a mistrial declared last week, Nick Anderson thinks the prosecutors whiffed.
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