March 18, 2013 Rand Paul's nearly 13-hour filibuster has renewed the nation's debate over the use of drones and targeted killing. Commentator Tania Lombrozo says findings from moral psychology should give us pause to think and reflect when we consider the use of armed drones by our government.
March 18, 2013 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has already started running ads against actress Ashley Judd — an undeclared candidate — for McConnell's seat in the 2014 elections. Taylor Jones sees it as a classic matchup, while Jeff Danziger thinks McConnell is just as vulnerable on his right.
March 17, 2013 The anti-pleasure, perfectionist trends so marked in contemporary culture are holding us back from just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves. At least, that's how commentator Alva Noë sees it as he watches TV, and TV commercials, with his sons.
March 17, 2013 Chris Weyant and Rick McKee celebrate the holiday with a warring 'o the green.
March 16, 2013 A state judge upended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. Randy Bish thinks the mayor's defeat was richly deserved, while Signe Wilkinson sees no real victors.
March 15, 2013 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the new pope. Dave Granlund celebrates the geography of the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, while Steve Sack looks at the daunting tasks ahead.
March 14, 2013 The lives of the fragile young women featured in Sally Potter's new film, Ginger & Rosa, rang remarkably true to another child of the swinging London of the 1960s. But it wasn't all peace, free love and flowers, says film writer Ella Taylor.
March 14, 2013 In Virginia last month, a transgendered person was made to leave a sex-segregated public bath because of customer complaints. Commentator Barbara J. King sees this discriminatory act as another example of the "born male-born female" dichotomy ingrained in our culture.
March 14, 2013 In Republicans' latest budget proposal, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan calls for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Steve Sack sees little chance for success, while Nate Beeler sees a bleak future if "Obamacare" continues on to full implementation.
March 13, 2013 Is math a truth or a human invention? In this age-old question lies an interesting analogy with sports, and perhaps a resolution to the conundrum. Updated with sources for further reading on the math as invention vs. discovery controversy.
March 13, 2013 Jeb Bush hasn't said he is running for president in 2016, but he is no longer saying he isn't. Jimmy Margulies questions the former Florida Governor's intentions, while Mike Luckovich has doubts about his name recognition.
March 12, 2013 Big Data is no flash in the pan. It's a revolution that will transform how we live. It's another in a long line of human attempts to bring order to the universe. As such, commentator Adam Frank also says it will change how we do science.