February 7, 2013 When the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting skeet, cartoonists were quick to the draw. Jeff Parker thinks the image flummoxed Obama's critics on the gun violence issue, while Joel Pett used it to question the president's controversial drone program.
February 6, 2013 Chuck Hagel's testimony at last week's Senate confirmation hearing didn't quell the controversy over his nomination to be defense secretary. Steve Kelley blames it on the former Nebraska senator's performance, while Clay Bennett doesn't think Hagel got a fair shake from Arizona's John McCain.
February 5, 2013 Two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime, Egypt is suffering from economic instability and political strife. Emad Hajjaj wonders whether the country's hard-won freedoms can survive, while Luojie isn't sure that President Mohamed Morsi is equal to Egypt's problems.
February 4, 2013 Proposals to overhaul U.S. immigration law have been laid out, and now the political wrangling begins in earnest. Rick McKee thinks so-called amnesty offers are unfair to other applicants, while Nick Anderson predicts a shift in the GOP's position on immigration.
February 3, 2013 OK, America, it's time to set aside arguments about guns, immigration and the budget. Who will win Super Bowl XLVII — the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers? Bill Day thinks he knows what everyone will be thinking about today, while Mike Smith is still waiting for President Obama's pick.
February 2, 2013 Throughout North America, wily woodchucks will predict if winter will continue for six more weeks. Randy Bish ponders whether petulance will prevent a prediction out of Punxsutawney, Pa., while Rick McKee thinks if you want to escape the cold, you can't go wrong with a little self help.
February 1, 2013 Former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is scheduled to be sworn in Friday as U.S. secretary of state. Petar Pismestrovic acknowledges the weighty burden borne by outgoing Secretary Hillary Clinton, while John Deering suggests what might be next for her.
January 31, 2013 NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks the NRA is a part of the gun violence problem, while Bob Englehart agrees with one of the NRA's major points.
January 30, 2013 Fox News didn't renew Palin's contract but hired former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Kucinich. Rob Tornoe hopes to consign the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential hopeful to obscurity. Jeff Darcy thinks obscurity might have been the better option for Kucinich.
January 29, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to unveil his proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration law a day after a bipartisan group of senators announced their plan. Randy Bish believes the president has been too welcoming to undocumented residents, while Nate Beeler thinks Republicans have not gone far enough.
January 28, 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on whether his country will remain in the European Union. Joep Bertrams thinks the Conservative Party leader can't stomach the organization, while Patrick Chappatte doubts the remaining member nations would be happy with the leftovers.
January 27, 2013 House Speaker John Boehner charged that President Obama wants to "annihilate" the Republican Party. Bob Englehart thinks the GOP is facing a far worse threat from within its own ranks, while Rick McKee suspects the President may have the appetite for the job.
January 26, 2013 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat. Gary Varvel isn't comfortable with all the roles women may come to fill, while Mike Keefe wonders if their combat experience will help women break through the military's glacis ceiling.
January 25, 2013 The Senate has made changes to the filibuster rule, but not the major alterations many had hoped for. The action fits within Pat Bagley's view of the body, while Jeff Danziger provides a rationale for why sweeping changes weren't made.
January 24, 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Steve Sack wasn't convinced by the secretary's explanations last fall, while David Fitzsimmons thinks Clinton gave a strong performance Wednesday.