November 2, 2012 Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm and its Star Wars and Indiana Jones properties. Disney also announced plans to bring episodes VII-IX to a theater near you. Joe Heller sees a victory for the evil empire, while Randy Bish thinks it's an ill-suited match. Jar Jar Binks had no comment.
November 1, 2012 Sandy has revived the debate over climate change, which President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in at Science Debate 2012. While Jeff Parker sees a clear link between the superstorm and a changing world, Paul Zanetti sees environmental opportunism.
October 31, 2012 Nate Beeler and Joel Pett enjoy a scarily partisan holiday.
October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy has wreaked damage throughout 13 states, hitting the New York City area particularly hard. Randall Enos sees the disastrous event as a nasty Halloween trick, while Martin Sutovec imagines the weather-ravaged New York Harbor.
October 29, 2012 Only a few days after a Gallup poll with similar results, an ABC/Washington Post tracking poll showed Mitt Romney reaching the 50 percent support level for the first time. Lisa Benson revels in the candidate's surge, while Clay Bennett offers his explanation for Romney's rise.
October 28, 2012 President Obama is generally acknowledged to have won the final presidential debate. That didn't stop Tim Eagan from admiring Mitt Romney's strategy, or Nate Beeler from arguing that it doesn't really matter.
October 27, 2012 Signe Wilkinson and Rob Tornoe remind us of issues that weren't discussed in any of the three presidential debates.
October 26, 2012 Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has reignited controversy over whether rape victims should have legal access to abortion. Nick Anderson sees little difference between Mourdock and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin, while Rick McKee doesn't think President Obama has a better position.
October 25, 2012 Number cruncher Nate Silver concluded that "the candidate who won Ohio won the election roughly 38,000 times, or in about 95 percent of the cases." Jimmy Margulies takes a global view of the Buckeye State's importance, while Mike Luckovich predicts that the action could get uncomfortably local.
October 24, 2012 In Monday's foreign policy debate, President Obama was unable to lay to rest the controversy over the deaths at the American consulate in Benghazi. Mike Lester has never bought the President's explanation, while Matt Wuerker questions the bona fides of some of those pushing the issue.
October 23, 2012 Did the memorable moments of the three debates do much to distinguish either candidate? Aislin gives the gaffe prize to Mitt Romney while Jen Sorensen sees more of a tie.
October 23, 2012 The senatorial careers of George McGovern (1922-2012) and Arlen Specter (1930-2012) dovetailed in 1980, when the South Dakotan failed to win re-election and the Pennsylvanian won the first of his five terms. As Taylor Jones and Randy Bish attest, each man made his mark.
October 22, 2012 Both Mitt Romney and President Obama come to this evening's foreign policy debate with questions about their capabilities. J.D. Crowe challenges the president on the killings in Benghazi, while Signe Wilkinson questions the depth of Mitt Romney's understanding of the Syrian war.
October 21, 2012 Mitt Romney and President Obama are focusing on women voters. But Mike Luckovich and Nate Beeler think the candidates are in the dumps when women focus on them.