September 8, 2013 The 2013 NFL season begins with rule changes restricting "crown of the helmet" hits and the types of bags attendees can take into stadiums. Mike Keefe sacks fans who complain that efforts to reduce concussions will dilute the game, while Steve Kelley has been blitzing NFL security measures for years.
September 7, 2013 Arizona Sen. John McCain backs U.S. military action against Syria but is also one of President Obama's harshest critics on the issue. John Deering doubts the president is enjoying the Republican's support, while Jeff Danziger thinks McCain has overplayed his hand.
September 6, 2013 The U.S. debate on whether to launch military strikes against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons has exposed some rhetorical inconsistencies. Matt Wuerker is bewildered by President Obama's logic, while Clay Bennett thinks Republicans are trying to have it both ways.
September 5, 2013 Fast-food workers around the country have gone out on short strikes to demand higher pay and the right to organize. Mike Luckovich and Lisa Benson try to make chopped meat of each other's arguments.
September 3, 2013 Many claim that the coming implementation of key parts of the Affordable Care Act will hurt working Americans. Joel Pett thinks that's not honest criticism, while John Deering looks at the delays and waivers and wonders what's left.
September 2, 2013 The economy may be recovering, but jobs are far from plentiful. Joe Heller doesn't doubt Americans' willingness to do almost any job, while Gary Varvel thinks the country's work ethic has taken a wrong turn.
September 1, 2013 In remaking herself as a "bad girl," Miley Cyrus caused a big sensation at the Video Music Awards. Chip Bok notes that the ensuing fracas left many Americans confused, while Jimmy Margulies thinks she's inspired others to go much, much further.
August 31, 2013 The House of Commons rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's request to use force against Syria. Dave Granlund wonders how President Obama will cope with the loss of America's most reliable wingman, while Petar Pismestrovic thinks things could change after the U.N. investigation finishes.
August 30, 2013 Senator John McCain and Secretary Of State John Kerry agree that the U.S. should hold Syria accountable for its use of chemical weapons. Steve Sack criticizes McCain for being such an ardent advocate for action, while Jeff Danziger wonders where Kerry's anti-war sentiments have gone.
August 29, 2013 The huge fire in Northern California not only threatens those in its direct path as it burns, burns, burns, but also may impact millions more. Monte Wolverton sees no respite for his home state, while Pat Bagley noted last year that bad things can come in twos, too.
August 28, 2013 Today, President Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech. Dave Granlund sees a world monumentally changed since 1963, while Signe Wilkinson believes some things are going back.
August 27, 2013 Secretary Of State John Kerry says "it is undeniable" that Syria launched a chemical attack against its own citizens, and NBC News reports that punitive strikes could begin as early as Thursday. Olle Johansson thinks Assad's day of reckoning is at hand, while Joel Pett cautions President Obama.
August 27, 2013 Bashar Assad is allowing U.N. inspectors to investigate an apparent chemical attack on a Damascus suburb, but analysts say that the U.S. may already be mulling a military response. Hajo de Reijger thinks Assad will obscure the evidence, while Clay Bennett doubts the wisdom of American action.
August 26, 2013 New leaks of radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan prompted regulators to issue new warnings. Riber Hansson is worried about what will happen next, while Milt Priggee asks the same question about the U.S.
August 25, 2013 With the approaching sign-up period for health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, partisanship over the law has intensified. Jen Sorensen criticizes the showdown in the Show-Me State, while Linda Benson thinks the "young invincibles" have already been vanquished by health care reform.