September 9, 2013 Opposition to military action against Syria crosses party lines. Nick Anderson thinks it's a matter of perspective, while Nate Beeler blames President Obama for failing to increase support.
September 8, 2013 The 2013 NFL season begins with rule changes restricting "crown of the helmet" hits and the types of bags attendees can take into stadiums. Mike Keefe sacks fans who complain that efforts to reduce concussions will dilute the game, while Steve Kelley has been blitzing NFL security measures for years.
September 7, 2013 Arizona Sen. John McCain backs U.S. military action against Syria but is also one of President Obama's harshest critics on the issue. John Deering doubts the president is enjoying the Republican's support, while Jeff Danziger thinks McCain has overplayed his hand.
September 6, 2013 The U.S. debate on whether to launch military strikes against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons has exposed some rhetorical inconsistencies. Matt Wuerker is bewildered by President Obama's logic, while Clay Bennett thinks Republicans are trying to have it both ways.
September 5, 2013 Fast-food workers around the country have gone out on short strikes to demand higher pay and the right to organize. Mike Luckovich and Lisa Benson try to make chopped meat of each other's arguments.
September 4, 2013 President Obama believes he can take military action against Syria "without specific congressional authorization" but said last week that he will seek it anyway. Tom Janssen sees the president as a reluctant warrior, while Pat Bagley thinks there's little chance Congress will oppose a resolution.
September 4, 2013 If you're not a fan of gnawing on the roughly 800 kernels on each ear, what's left to talk about when it comes to corn? Plenty as it turns out — as long as you use a knife to carefully remove the kernels from the cob.
September 3, 2013 Many claim that the coming implementation of key parts of the Affordable Care Act will hurt working Americans. Joel Pett thinks that's not honest criticism, while John Deering looks at the delays and waivers and wonders what's left.
September 2, 2013 The economy may be recovering, but jobs are far from plentiful. Joe Heller doesn't doubt Americans' willingness to do almost any job, while Gary Varvel thinks the country's work ethic has taken a wrong turn.
September 1, 2013 Author Ann Kirschner first read Anthony Trollope's Palliser series as a graduate student. Now, returning to it after more than 20 years, she finds her impression of the Victorian tale has transformed along with her life.
September 1, 2013 In remaking herself as a "bad girl," Miley Cyrus caused a big sensation at the Video Music Awards. Chip Bok notes that the ensuing fracas left many Americans confused, while Jimmy Margulies thinks she's inspired others to go much, much further.