April 17, 2013 We depart from our usual format to congratulate Steve Sack for winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Mr. Sack, who has a definite liberal slant, has been cartooning for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1981 and a selection of his best cartoons from 2012 is available there.
April 16, 2013 Scientists can't just agree to disagree. It's not because we are stubborn or ornery (OK, maybe we are). It's because science faces a fundamental problem when it can't agree on numbers like the value of the Hubble Constant. The whole point of science is to establish an understanding of the cosmos on which we can all agree.
April 16, 2013 The blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday stunned America. Cam Cardow captures the national outpouring of support and resolve, while Randy Bish gives thanks to those who rush into danger to help others.
April 16, 2013 On Monday, Nicholas Maduro was elected President of Venezuela, although the opposing candidate is calling for a recount. While in Canada, Justin Trudeau was elected the leader of the Liberal Party. Cartoonists Rainer Hachfeld and Bruce MacKinnon take a look at the elections.
April 15, 2013 Is periodic humiliation an inevitable feature of motherhood? Is it something to embrace or endure? Commentator Tania Lombrozo shares some thoughts and experiences.
April 15, 2013 Sixty-six years ago, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and changed America by playing baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Dave Granlund pays tribute to the hall of famer, while Keith Knight is troubled by the status quo in Major League Baseball today.
April 14, 2013 Tomás Rivera's ... And the Earth Did Not Devour Him is the account of a boy bearing witness to the injustices faced by migrant workers in the mid-20th century. Author Alex Espinoza says this book showed him that storytelling doesn't have to be private, it can be revolutionary.
April 14, 2013 Over considerable objections from his own party, President Obama's budget proposal puts entitlement spending on the bargaining table. Steve Sack wonders if Republicans will be willing to take similar chances, but Pat Bagley is far less hopeful.
April 13, 2013 Even though Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Anthony Weiner left their elected positions in disgrace, they are now both trying to revive their political careers. Rick McKee and Jimmy Margulies think it's too soon.
April 12, 2013 The aftermath of office vending machine binges can be unpleasant, psychologically and physically. So we're glad to be sitting far from the vending machine in NPR's new building, where we'll be moving on Monday.
April 12, 2013 Baseball is more than a game to many people. Commentator Alva Noë thought he knew it better than most, until his children started playing Little League. That's when the community that makes up organized youth baseball welcomed him into their fold and opened his eyes to whole new levels of meaning in the game.