October 10, 2013 President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to replace Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve. Jen Sorensen was concerned about Yellen's chances because she's not ... man enough, while Chip Bok is more worried that Bernanke's policies will carry over.
October 9, 2013 Even with a possible debt default looming, neither the White House nor the Republican-controlled House is negotiating. Clay Bennett argues there's no room for compromise with the GOP, while Mike Smith faults the president for not being more involved.
October 9, 2013 Commentator Frank Deford notices how often the European sports masterminds get it wrong, whatever the game. FIFA is dealing with problems with the 2022 World Cup. The Olympics — helmed by a series of Europeans — will be in Russia, where homophobia is enshrined in law. And then there's Formula One: run by an Englishman charged with bribery.
October 8, 2013 As part of a series of conversations exploring the concept of life after death, All Things Considered would like to hear from you. What do you believe happens when life ends?
October 8, 2013 This week, All Things Considered is talking with leaders from different faiths about their perspectives on an afterlife. Mufti Asif Umar says Muslims believe that a person who enters paradise will find whatever he or she desires waiting there.
October 8, 2013 Will new overtures between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani produce meaningful results? Patrick Chappatte thinks it will take a willful suspension of disbelief, while Steve Greenberg, much like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has exceeded the limit of what he's willing to disbelieve.
October 7, 2013 Humans have debated the concept of an afterlife for millennia. But ultimately, each individual's view on life after death is a personal one. For his part, the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, sees eternity as a place where people cast aside the differences that divided them on earth.
October 7, 2013 In the budget fight over the Affordable Care Act, neither side has changed its basic position, but each has accused the other of being unwilling to compromise. Mike Luckovich thinks Tea Party Republicans have earned the blame for the shutdown, while Eric Allie thinks the media hasn't made enough of the president's refusal to bargain over the health law.
October 6, 2013 Millions of Americans have visited Healthcare.gov and state-run exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act, but it's unclear how many have signed up for insurance. Gary Varvel blames the anticipated glitches and long waits, while Signe Wilkinson is wired over the ongoing Republican opposition to Obamacare.
October 5, 2013 Many Americans have already started missing federal government services. Randy Bish wonders whether we've ignored our truest priorities, while Paul Fell provides a no-flow chart.
October 4, 2013 The effects of the partial government shutdown were highlighted on Tuesday when a group of veterans ignored barricades and visited the closed World War II Memorial on the National Mall. Mike Lester thinks the incident hurt President Obama, while Gary Varvel suggests that members of Congress took a licking too.
October 4, 2013 Dawn and Don Burke never intended to turn their home into a rat sanctuary. But after Dawn brought home a rat from a pet store, it wasn't long until the couple began taking in abandoned rats. The rodents' cage doors stay wide open, giving them plenty of space to run around.