October 21, 2012 Mitt Romney and President Obama are focusing on women voters. But Mike Luckovich and Nate Beeler think the candidates are in the dumps when women focus on them.
October 20, 2012 If President Obama and Mitt Romney's were trees, what kind would they be? We consulted an arborist to find out. But why stop there? We talked to an architect, a pastry chef, a wine expert and a comic-strip writer for some more unconventional ways to think about the candidates.
October 20, 2012 The Center for Responsive Politics says that 942 superPACs have raised more than $403 million during this election season. A beguiling pitch aimed at people eager to contribute to a political campaign can also have some of the makings of a classic con.
October 20, 2012 Newsweek will abandon its print edition in December. Luojie saw the writing near the wall when the magazine sold for one dollar (plus its debt) in 2010, while Nate Beeler thinks almost no one will notice.
October 19, 2012 The debate after the debate has yet to come to a conclusion. Pat Bagley and Steve Kelley each add their two cents.
October 18, 2012 New research suggests that big-game hunting was part of our past for 2 million years. But according to commentator Barbara J. King, our history as meat-eaters can't explain why we find some animals delectable, like chickens and pigs, and eating others out of the question.
October 18, 2012 Will Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" remark during the second presidential debate hurt his campaign? Aislin is one of many who think the statement certainly won't help, while Joe Heller puts it in historical context.
October 17, 2012 Argentine author César Aira's newest novel, The Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, is the story of a doctor's quest for miracle cures for imagined illnesses — and to defeat his wicked archnemesis, the sinister Dr. Actyn. Reviewer Pablo Medina says it's worth a read.
October 17, 2012 This year's Nobel Prize in physics celebrates amazing experiments that have the potential to elucidate some of Nature's deepest secrets. They also and have the potential to lead us down the path to a world transformed by revolutionary quantum applications.
October 17, 2012 In the age of the Internet, data is everywhere — the question is how to use it. Author Doug Lemov recommends three books about the power of information. What is your favorite number-crunching book? Tell us in the comments.
October 17, 2012 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakastani teenager who advocated education for girls in a diary online, is recovering after being shot by the Taliban. Pat Bagley and Taylor Jones offer their admiring support.
October 16, 2012 After President Obama's lackluster performance in his first debate against Mitt Romney, many are wondering whether he can reverse his fortunes. Tim Campbell still gives the edge to Romney, while Kirk Walters offers a bit of advice that many Democrats might echo.
October 15, 2012 Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says national energy strategies don't fit so neatly into red or blue compartments. The boundaries are blurry, motivated by more than a candidate's platform. Energy policies often cross party lines and she says we must open our eyes to when and where they do.