August 5, 2012 Former U.N. Solicitor General Kofi Annan resigned as the organization's envoy to Syria this week after his peace plan failed. Hajo de Reijger and Osama Hajjaj take a look at the situation.
August 4, 2012 China's Ye Shiwen shattered swimming records this week, prompting many to raise concerns about possible performance-enhancing drugs. Milt Priggee thinks the International Olympic Committee should investigate, while Cam Cardow just can't believe how fast the teenager is.
August 3, 2012 Mitt Romney has gone on the offensive, attacking President Obama for alleged leaks of national security information. Daryl Cagle thinks the administration's rhetoric doesn't match its actions, but Matt Wuerker feels that even if the leaks are true, they're the least of our foreign policy concerns.
August 2, 2012 Chick-Fil-A set off a firestorm of controversy when its president spoke out against gay marriage. Jimmy Margulies thinks he's seen this kind of behavior from businesses before, but Lisa Benson feels the backlash against the fast food restaurant has gone too far.
August 1, 2012 The London Olympics are in full swing, and while the athletes and organizers shoulder the expectations, spectators can just sit back and relax. Karl Wimer thinks many people are just happy for a break from the usual news cycle, but Peter Nicholson feels even the joy of the games comes at a price.
July 31, 2012 Gross Domestic Product grew by only 1.5 percent in the second quarter according to the Commerce Department, heightening anxiety about the recovery. John Darkow thinks the economy may need a new pilot, but Pat Bagley feels it might get moving if Republicans would just lend a hand.
July 30, 2012 Scientists say 20 percent of the nation is now in the two most severe stages of drought, intensifying debate over the causes of this summer's unusually intense weather. R.J. Matson thinks global warming is largely to blame, but Chip Bok isn't convinced.
July 29, 2012 The NCAA handed down tough penalties against the Penn State football program this week in response to the Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. Nick Anderson thinks the scandal has revealed what schools really value, and David Fitzsimmons worries about the collateral damage.
July 28, 2012 President Obama embraced some degrees of gun control Wednesday in a speech to the Urban League. Lisa Benson says limiting guns won't solve the problem, while Jimmy Margulies thinks no reform effort would get past the special interests in Congress anyway.
July 27, 2012 The London Olympics open today, but here in the states that other big contest is still going strong. Gary Varvel argues Obama doesn't have what it takes to clear all the hurtles, while Dave Granlund thinks at least Mitt Romney's horse is well prepared.
July 26, 2012 Mitt Romney is taking a break from the campaign trail for a series of events and fundraisers overseas. Chris Weyant predicts he'll have more in common with royalty than other politicians, but Chip Bok thinks no matter how his foreign policy turns out, it'll be hard to be worse than the President's.
July 25, 2012 Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Randy Bish and Milt Priggee remember the pioneer.
July 24, 2012 Randy Bish and David Fitzsimmons pay tribute to the first responders and victims of the Aurora, Colo. Shooting.
July 23, 2012 With the nation's fiscal cliff looming large on the horizon, defense contractors and their political allies are warning against reducing military spending. Lisa Benson thinks cuts could hamper our armed forces, but Chris Weyant thinks it's time for the military to make some sacrifices.
July 22, 2012 Members of both parties in Congress are incensed that the uniforms American Olympians will wear in the opening ceremonies of London 2012 are made in China. Nick Anderson thinks he knows the real winner on the U.S. Olympic team, while Joe Heller sees bigger problems in our relationship with China.