May 1, 2013 The first active player in one of the "big four" U.S. team sports has come out as gay. Mike Luckovich applauds it as a significant step forward, while David Fitzsimmons thinks Collins is in great company as a barrier breaker.
April 30, 2013 When air traffic delays became a tangible effect of sequester cuts, Congress was swift to act. Nick Anderson is concerned about those left behind, while Lisa Benson thinks President Obama has been ineffective in dealing with the issue.
April 29, 2013 Immigration reform is still under way. Lisa Benson thinks greater attention will have to be paid to securing our borders, while Daryl Cagle sees the position some Republicans have taken as hypocritical.
April 28, 2013 U.S intelligence agencies assess that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons, specifically the chemical agent sarin. Osama Hajjaj believes Syria is capable of using WMDs against its people, while Christopher Weyant questions whether President Obama will respond to the "game changer."
April 27, 2013 Bangladeshi garment workers have suffered catastrophic losses due to unsafe working conditions. Jimmy Margulies alleges that lax government oversight is not confined to developing nations while Joel Pett criticizes those who benefit from cost-cutting measures that endanger workers.
April 26, 2013 To comply with sequester cuts, air traffic controllers are being furloughed by the FAA, creating delays in air travel. Gary Varvel blames President Obama, while Christopher Weyant points the finger at Congress.
April 25, 2013 The environment took a back seat to other news this week, but Earth Day and climate change did not escape the notice of Eric Allie and Luojie.
April 24, 2013 Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion provider, is on trial for allegedly killing viable infants. John Cole blames lax government oversight, and Chip Bok thinks the media has mostly avoided the story.
April 23, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wasn't read his Miranda rights. Daryl Cagle thinks "public safety exceptions" should be made more often, while Matt Wuerker affirmed the importance of not infringing on these rights during last year's debate over Arizona immigration policy.
April 22, 2013 A bipartisan study concluded it's undeniable the U.S engaged in torture following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Mike Luckovich thinks it won't reflect well on President George W. Bush, while Paresh Nath pointed out two years ago that President Obama hasn't changed things so much.
April 21, 2013 Not a single gun safety measure made it past the Senate's filibuster threshold. David Fitzsimmons thinks little of the parliamentary maneuvering, while Nate Beeler believes the legislation was doomed because it was not reality-based.
April 20, 2013 After the Senate failed to pass gun control legislation, many are less certain of the chances for agreement on overhauling immigration law. Jimmy Margulies thinks the likelihood for change has diminished, while Christopher Weyant finds the compromise deal wanting for those who are waiting.
April 19, 2013 There are already conspiracy theories surrounding the Boston bombings. Joe Heller doesn't know where they come from or where they're going, while Mike Lester blames the media for fanning the flamers.
April 18, 2013 How can we combat terror? Joel Pett sees no end to the struggle, while Signe Wilkinson's solution is based on hope.
April 17, 2013 We depart from our usual format to congratulate Steve Sack for winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Mr. Sack, who has a definite liberal slant, has been cartooning for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1981 and a selection of his best cartoons from 2012 is available there.