September 25, 2012 Three of the last four secretaries of state have been women. Foreign Policy's John Norris asks: Is America ready for a male secretary of state?
September 25, 2012 The latest Rasmussen poll shows 52 percent of Americans opposed to the Affordadable Care Act, with only 41 percent in favor. The Weekly Standard's Jeffrey H. Anderson argues that Romney's campaign should emphasize Obama's unpopular healthcare plan in order to boost support among independent voters.
September 25, 2012 In an interview on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Republican candidate Mitt Romney explained that emergency room care is available to those without health insurance. But The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn argues that ERs are expensive and inefficient for both patients and hospitals.
September 25, 2012 The iPhone 5 was released on Friday, and 5 million have already been sold. Randy Bish celebrates the new technology, while Jimmy Marguiles looks at the costs.
September 24, 2012 Public health considerations alone are not enough to justify banning the sale of large containers of soda. Commentator Alva Noë argues that the question at hand is one of the values we hold, not healthcare costs.
September 24, 2012 The attack on the American embassy in Benghazi left Ambassador Chris Stevens and several others dead. The Weekly Standard's William Kristol thinks the attack was a coordinated act of terrorism, and a result of President Obama's weak foreign policy.
September 24, 2012 The attack on the American embassy in Benghazi was linked to the trailer for an amateur anti-Islam film that originated in the U.S. But the editors of The Nation argue that the true cause was not the film, but years of resentment stemming from American policy in the Middle East.
September 24, 2012 Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm — developing one of the world's largest copper deposits — threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures, writes Lois Parshley for Foreign Policy.
September 24, 2012 Mitt Romney has fallen under intense media scrutiny after a series of public gaffes. Tim Campbell thinks the media preys on Romney's errors, but Mike Luckovich puts the blame on the candidate's shoulders.
September 24, 2012 Elissa Schappell was 13 and in search of a delicious romance novel when she stumbled on Erica Jong's feminist call to arms, Fear of Flying. It didn't resonate with her at the time, but later she appreciated its message. Is there a book you've changed your mind about? Tell us in the comments.
September 23, 2012 The melting of Arctic sea ice reached a new record low this week. Olle Johansson takes a grim view of the melting Arctic, while Dave Grunlund looks on the bright side.
September 22, 2012 Mitt Romney attacked President Obama this week for a 1998 video in which Obama speaks about "redistribution" of wealth. Nick Anderson thinks Republican icon Ronald Reagan was the original redistributor, while Steve Kelley worries about the effects on the economy.