May 14, 2013 Close to 300 conservative/libertarian groups were subjected to special scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service when they applied for tax-exempt status. John Darkow thinks small government groups may have a point, while Rick McKee isn't convinced by the IRS's apology.
May 14, 2013 The House is set to vote (for the 37th time) this week on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Steve Sack wonders why the GOP keeps trying after so many wash-outs, while Lisa Benson agrees with Sen. Mitch McConnell that the law amounts to a "train wreck that's headed our way."
May 13, 2013 Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio has come under increasing criticism from the right over his strong and visible support for immigration overhaul. Matt Wuerker thinks it's because many Republicans can't see political benefits, while Mike Luckovich blames it on a party that hasn't made up its mind.
May 12, 2013 Dan Reynolds reminds us of the many roles our moms fill, and Dave Granlund salutes yet one more.
May 11, 2013 A Pentagon report says the number of sexual assaults in the military rose by more than one-third since 2010. Mike Keefe blames the increase on the way the military has handled past complaints, while Joel Pett thinks it confirms the adage that armed forces reflect the society they come from.
May 10, 2013 Promising "whistleblower" testimony, GOP Rep. Daryl Issa's House oversight panel held hearings about last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Tim Campbell is convinced that the Obama administration is hiding something, while Mike Luckovich heard nothing new during testimony.
May 9, 2013 The Senate has passed a bill to allow state and local governments to collect sales tax on internet purchases. Nate Beeler fears the tax will take too big a bite out of cyber retailers. But Jeff Parker says tax-free online sales have been riding rough-shod over brick-and-mortar businesses for years.
May 8, 2013 In an effort to improve ties, President Obama has recently wined and dined and hit the links with Republican lawmakers. Christopher Weyant wonders whether the president is really ready to play-through, while Mike Luckovich predicts plenty of time in the rough.
May 7, 2013 A federal judge removed age restrictions on the availability of "morning after" contraceptives, but the Obama administration is fighting to prevent access for girls under 15. Rick McKee and Jimmy Margulies each find hypocrisy in what Americans think is age-appropriate.
May 6, 2013 President Obama has confirmed that "chemical weapons have been used" in Syria but says we don't yet know who used them. Nate Beeler thinks the president wants to take back his "red line" remark, while Dave Granlund accuses GOP Sen. John McCain of wanting to fire and forget.
May 5, 2013 President Obama said he will renew his efforts to close the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mike Luckovich thinks the military prison is incompatible with American values, while Jimmy Margulies thinks the president is in for a second helping from Congress.
May 4, 2013 More than 500 people perished in the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory that served a number of Western retailers. Hajo de Reijger blames the root of all evil, while Nick Anderson points to lax worker safety enforcement.
May 3, 2013 Given the warnings U.S. authorities received about slain suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, could the Boston bombings have been prevented? John Deering thinks we're still failing to learn from history's painful lessons, while Paul Fell doubts that congressional involvement will improve matters.
May 2, 2013 Even as more parts of the Affordable Care Act are implemented, 42 percent of Americans are unaware that the law is still in effect. Eric Allie predicts they're in for a nasty surprise, while Nick Anderson thinks the law's opponents are fighting a losing battle.