September 14, 2013 Employees at the Veterans Crisis Line work to stop suicides by helping veterans in crisis. A mother of two service members struggles through calls with young veterans, while another responder knows first-hand what it feels like to have a flashback.
September 14, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote in an op-ed that "there is every reason to believe" chemical weapons were used "not by the Syrian Army, but by opposition forces." Nate Beeler thinks President Obama invited Putin's remarks, while Joe Heller isn't worried about their long-term impact.
September 13, 2013 Saturday's big fight will be one of the biggest American sports events of the year, but you might not know it by looking at mainstream sports media.
September 13, 2013 Only time will tell whether President Obama's decision to hold off attacking Syria will prove effective. Daryl Cagle doesn't think things have gone the president's way so far, while Joel Pett accuses some Republicans of putting partisan interests ahead of America's interests.
September 12, 2013 Do discussions about issues affecting women of color overlook Asian-Americans? One writer says yes and wants to change that.
September 12, 2013 When dictionaries add trendy words like "twerk," they're prioritizing the fleeting language habits of the young, says Geoff Nunberg. And our fascination with novel words tends to eclipse subtle changes in the meanings of old ones — "which are often more consequential," he says.
September 12, 2013 The latest versions of the iPhone, the 5S and the 5C, were unveiled by Apple this week. Mike Smith is bewildered by the number of models available, while Mike Luckovich thinks they come with one too many apps.
September 11, 2013 Responding to a Kremlin initiative, Syria may be willing to give up its chemical weapons. Brian Adcock sees it as a pretext by Russian President Vladimir Putin to frustrate President Obama, while Jeff Danziger thinks it still wouldn't reduce the bloodshed in Syria.
September 11, 2013 America's Cup yachts can gracefully skim above water at better than 40 mph, but Frank Deford says when he looks back at the seven seas in 2013 he'll remember 64-year-old Nyad "plowing, all by herself, freestyle, through 100 miles of surf from Havana to Key West."
September 11, 2013 With flavors of fresh butter, citrus, hazelnuts, caramelized onions or chocolate, Comte is a cheese with more range than Meryl Streep and a texture just as seamless.
September 10, 2013 Tonight, President Obama will address the nation over military action against Syria. David Fitzsimmons sees it as a classic American showdown, while Mike Luckovich sees too many parallels to Iraq.
September 9, 2013 Daniel Woodrell's new novel explores the lingering consequences of an explosion in an Ozarks dance hall that kills 42 people. It wasn't an accident, but the book isn't about a hunt for the murderer. Instead, reviewer Ellah Allfrey says, it's a remarkable study of a surviving sister's life and grief.
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.