July 14, 2013 Texas is considering legislation that would close all but five clinics in the state that currently provide abortions. Nick Anderson thinks the measure goes too far, while Jeff Darcy levels the same charge at Texas pro-choice standard-bearer Sen. Wendy Davis.
July 13, 2013 The trial of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin murder case is almost done. Jeff Darcy laments that we will never know the full story, while Gustavo Rodriguez predicts mass disagreement regardless of the verdict.
July 12, 2013 A majority of House Republicans has refused to consider the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill. Chip Bok echoes much of the GOP opposition to the legislation, while David Fitzsimmons doubts the integrity of the "border security first" claims made by many of its opponents.
July 11, 2013 Implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been plagued by computer problems, delays and confusion over higher premiums for smokers. Eric Allie thinks supporters aren't acknowledging Obamacare's problems, while Clay Bennett doubts Republicans will help President Obama find a way of improving it.
July 10, 2013 Violence and uncertainty has roiled Egypt following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. Keith Tucker sees Morsi's removal as justified, while Nick Anderson doubts that democracy will flourish as a result.
July 9, 2013 The current Congress is on track to pass the least legislation since records have been kept. Joe Heller sees a nation imprisoned as a result, while Adam Zyglis views President Obama as inmate-in-chief.
July 8, 2013 A survey finds that 76 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Lisa Benson doesn't see much hope for improvement, while John Cole thinks the charges on debit-card paychecks are making it worse.
July 7, 2013 President Obama has delayed the employer mandate, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, until 2015. Dave Granlund thinks the health law needs more than one fix, while Nate Beeler argues there's more at stake for Obama than health care.
July 6, 2013 Violence continued in Egypt after President Mohammed Morsi was deposed by the nation's generals. Tom Janssen questions the solidity of any bond between anti-Morsi protesters and the Egyptian military, while Mike Luckovich wonders how long Americans will pay attention.
July 5, 2013 Is Edward Snowden a 21st century Philip Nolan, the central character in "The Man Without a Country"? Jeff Darcy doubts whether the "NSA leaker" will find foreign refuge, while Steve Kelley sees an uneasy passage for President Obama over allegations that the U.S. spied on European allies.
July 4, 2013 On the United States' 237th Independence Day, Tim Campbell and Nate Beeler celebrate freedoms old and new.
July 3, 2013 America has been blessed by those willing to sacrifice themselves in the line of duty. Randy Bish and Jimmy Margulies commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the loss of 19 firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz.
July 2, 2013 Egypt's military has given President Mohammed Morsi and anti-government protesters a 48-hour ultimatum to reach a compromise or else it will "declare a roadmap" for the country. Yaakov Kirschen thinks Morsi should give up power, while Clay Bennett questions if Egyptians are on a path to freedom.
July 1, 2013 The interest rate on federal student loans is set to double today. The increase gives Clay Bennett a sinking feeling, while Jen Sorensen weighs some low cost alternatives for aspiring scholars.
June 30, 2013 It was a make and break week for civil rights issues decided by the Supreme Court this week. Randall Enos can't reconcile the court's decisions on gay marriage and voting rights, while Mike Lester doesn't see same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue.