February 26, 2013 Will sequester cuts "hollow" out America's armed forces? Gary Varvel thinks the effects of sequestration are being exaggerated, while Patrick Chappatte argues that American military prowess will be harmed
February 25, 2013 Is science an unreliable partner? Commentator Tania Lombrozo admits that apparent contradictions between scientific studies, particularly those related to human health, can be unsettling. But she says that's no reason to give up on one of your most important partners in life.
February 25, 2013 There's a core principle in Washington, "if you can't fix the problem, make sure you fix the blame." Eric Allie and Pat Bagley apply it to the pending sequester.
February 24, 2013 Vice President Joe Biden and NRA exec Wayne LaPierre have both made eyebrow-raising remarks during the debate on gun violence. John Deering and John Cole take those controversial comments a few steps further.
February 23, 2013 The Chinese military reportedly may have hacked almost every important computer network in Washington, and the U.S. has a new Distinguished Warfare Medal for drone operators. Cam Cardow and Nate Beeler recognize the frontline troops of cyber combat.
February 22, 2013 With sequestration only one week away, both President Obama and Congress took some time off. Nick Anderson and Chip Bok make their picks for who's doing the worst non-job.
February 21, 2013 Spotted hyenas live in groups that may exceed 100, working together to hunt and raise their young. They're incredibly successful social carnivores. New research suggests they may also hold clues to understanding the human evolutionary past.
February 21, 2013 As America seems even more divided along partisan lines, does either political party have an edge in terms of honesty or intelligence? Jeff Danziger and Eric Allie make their points by taking Republicans and Democrats at their words.
February 20, 2013 The Universe is different from the universe in commentator Marcelo Gleiser's eyes. It's not about grammar. It's about cosmology, about what we know versus what we are able to imagine.
February 20, 2013 With sequestration less than two weeks away, cartoonists David Fitzsimmons and John Darkow like neither the truths nor the consequences of sequester politics.
February 19, 2013 The eye-popping, ear-splitting meteor streaking over Russia last Friday was an invitation to look up more often, to track the shooting stars we might see on any given night. These daily visitors to our planet put cosmic history into context, lighting up a past that is full of debris.
February 19, 2013 Coast Guard investigators say a fuel leak caused the fire that hobbled Carnival's cruise ship Triumph for days. Dave Granlund thinks the experience must have been awful for the people on board, while Randy Bish puts their ordeal in perspective.
February 18, 2013 North Korea conducted another nuclear weapons test this week. No matter where he looks, Dave Granlund can't escape a feeling of impending doom, while Jeff Danziger wonders when China will rein in its southern neighbor.