March 10, 2013 Most Americans have yet to feel any pain from sequestration, which began a week ago. Joe Heller thinks most of us still don't understand what it means, while Mike Lester channels Seinfeld to accuse President Obama of making it hurt more than necessary.
March 9, 2013 Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, filibustered the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA Director for nearly 13 hours. Lisa Benson saw him taking aim at unlimited presidential power, while Joel Pett thought it was much more about unlimited presidential ambition.
March 8, 2013 The Dow broke its all-time high this week. Dave Granlund is jubilant, while Joe Heller wonders what kind of ride America is on.
March 7, 2013 The president of Venezuela since 1999 died Tuesday. Deng Coy Miel sees the self-styled revolutionary as he perhaps saw himself, while Gustavo Rodriguez notes that even in Venezuela, feelings are mixed about Chavez's passing.
March 6, 2013 With the UN set to impose sanctions on North Korea for its latest nuclear test, former hoop-star Dennis Rodman paid the country a visit. Cam Cardow doubts Rodman's visit was any help, while Patrick Chappatte thinks Kim Jong Un is going to be a real pain for Xi Jingping, China's new leader.
March 5, 2013 Now that sequestration has begun, what effect will it have? Nate Beeler doesn't expect much disruption, while Steve Greenberg is certain of only one result.
March 4, 2013 Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has banned telecommuting. Dave Granlund is in sympathy with the online company's employees, while Jeff Danziger agrees with Mayer's view that "speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home."
March 3, 2013 How long can a major issue like sequestration go on before the media becomes part of the story? Mike Lester and Mike Luckovich look at the flap between journalist Bob Woodward and the Obama Administration and disagree on who's comfortable and who's being afflicted.
March 2, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI is no longer the Pope. Rick McKee wishes the Holy Father well as he enters retirement, while Daryl Cagle goes Dada on "il papa" and the problems of perception that could arise for the Catholic Church.
March 1, 2013 The clock is ticking down to sequestration. John Deering says that both parties managed the situation badly, while Mike Smith points out that there is at least one thing that both Democrats and Republicans do well.
February 28, 2013 A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found many benefits to staying on a Mediterranean diet – which involves cutting back on red meat. Steve Kelley looks at the findings, while as Dave Granlund points out, there are other reasons to avoid eating beef.
February 27, 2013 Gasoline prices in the U.S. have climbed sharply. Lisa Benson is worried about the effect on the U.S. economy, while John Cole is concerned about the long-term impact of technologies that have spurred domestic energy production.
February 26, 2013 Will sequester cuts "hollow" out America's armed forces? Gary Varvel thinks the effects of sequestration are being exaggerated, while Patrick Chappatte argues that American military prowess will be harmed
February 25, 2013 There's a core principle in Washington, "if you can't fix the problem, make sure you fix the blame." Eric Allie and Pat Bagley apply it to the pending sequester.