September 30, 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will not seek re-election. Instead, Vladimir Putin will run for the position, and by agreement between the two, Medvedev will replace Putin as prime minister. Riber Hansson explains it clearly, if derisively, while Arend van Dam doesn't think the Russian people have much say in the arrangement.
September 29, 2011 Health insurance premiums have gone up 9 percent. Nate Beeler blames the Affordable Care Act for the nasty surprise, while Rob Tornoe disputes Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain's claims that he would be "dead under Obamacare."
September 28, 2011 Saudi women will have the right to vote in local elections, though Steve Artley notes there is quite literally a "hitch." Meanwhile, Dave Fitzsimmons faults a cultural turn to a time when women were less liberated in the USA.
September 27, 2011 President Obama has been pushing the "Buffett Rule" — requiring the wealthy to pay income taxes at a percentage rate comparable to most Americans. Chip Bok argues that it's as eccentric as its namesake, while Jeff Danziger observes that a little "t" makes all the difference.
September 26, 2011 The volatility in stock prices continues. Joe Heller tries to parse out an explanation, while Gary Varvel (with an assist from Chuck Jones) suggests that sometimes the sky is falling.
September 25, 2011 President Obama has hit the road to promote the American Jobs Act. Joel Pett advises him to expect some obstacles, while Mike Lester believes the President's "pitch" is all curves.
September 24, 2011 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' bid to have Palestine declared an independent state has sparked a furor. Hajo De Reijger accuses America of scheming with Israel to block the proposal, while Patrick Chappatte thinks that President Obama is more a plodder than a plotter.
September 23, 2011 Joep Bertrams and Frederick Deligne agree that the Greek economy is underwater, and neither of them think the eurozone has the right rescue plan.
September 22, 2011 In his final words, the convicted murderer continued to deny his guilt. Mike Luckovich has problems with the way this played out. And with so many of the guilty making claims of innocence or special circumstances, Michael McParlane observed in 2008, how can anyone tell the difference?
September 22, 2011 Many Republicans have labeled President Obama's proposal to increase taxes on wealthy Americans "class warfare." Clay Bennett thinks the other side isn't exactly acting peaceful, while Lisa Benson counts the wealthy as mere collateral damage to the president's main campaign.
September 21, 2011 Neither Dave Granlund nor Paresh Nath believes the participants in the Palestinian/Israeli talks are headed in the right direction. Who do you think needs to change course?
September 20, 2011 Don't Ask, Don't Tell ends today. In these cartoons from 2010 Nick Anderson thought the policy silenced the wrong people, while Jeff Parker celebrated what was never hidden.
September 20, 2011 According to John Deering and Gary Varvel, no matter where he turns, President Obama's American Jobs Act seems to be getting little or no support.
September 19, 2011 Joe Heller channels that Republicans and Democrats live in fear of being targeted by the TEA party, while Brian Fairrington assures us that both parties are due some payback.
September 18, 2011 According to the Census Bureau, the number of U.S. residents living in poverty has increased to 46.2 million. To Mike Smith the reverberations are painfully obvious while Jen Sorensen trusts that American ingenuity will find an answer.
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