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.
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.