September 21, 2012 A French newspaper published an incendiary cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad this week, prompting the government to close down many schools and embassies. The cartoonist Aislin laments that cartoonists have to go into hiding again, but R.J. Matson thinks that some are putting themselves at risk.
September 20, 2012 After the uproar over Romney's "47 percent" comments, the candidate did not apologize, but did say that his remarks "were not elegantly stated." Taylor Jones thinks that the incident showed Romney's snobbery, but Eric Allie thinks that Romney may have had a point about federal dependence.
September 19, 2012 A video of presidential candidate Mitt Romney calling President Obama's supporters "dependent" is generating controversy. Milt Priggee thinks Romney made a fatal error, while Mike Lane thinks the vulturous media is quick to prey on every mistake.
September 18, 2012 Campaign aides told The New York Times that Mitt Romney is under pressure to "offer a major policy address" to answer voters' questions about what he would do as president.
September 17, 2012 According to the Labor Department, 844,000 people gave up on finding jobs last month. Bill Day thinks President Obama is doing his best to repair the economy while the Republicans drag their feet, but Nate Beeler thinks Obama's only solution is wishful thinking.
September 16, 2012 Foreign policy has finally become a campaign issue in this election season. John Darkow thinks Mitt Romney's grasp of the issues is tenuous, while Lisa Benson is more worried about the policies of the current administration.
September 15, 2012 The AP has reported that the man whose film set off attacks at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi is a Coptic Christian who lives near Los Angeles. Signe Wilkinson blames extremism on all sides for the recent violence, while Joe Heller thinks religious conflicts spell doom for U.S. foreign policy.
September 14, 2012 An anti-Islam film made in the U.S. provoked an attack on a diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans. Joe Heller blames the film for the extreme reaction, and Christopher Weyant thinks radical groups are eroding progress made during the Arab Spring.
September 13, 2012 Chicago teachers are on the fourth day of a strike. Rick McKee thinks that kids need all the education they can get, while Larry Wright thinks they don't mind staying home.
September 12, 2012 House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he is "not confident at all" that a deal can be reached to avoid the fiscal cliff. Christopher Weyant thinks our situation is the fault of Congress. Mike Lukovitch worries about who will pay the price.
September 11, 2012 Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, has announced a plan that he hopes could help struggling European countries by lowering borrowing costs. Lisa Benson worries about the future of the Euro, while Paresh Nath thinks that the expectations on the ECB's head are too high.
September 10, 2012 According to Pew Research Center, Americans are more polarized than they've been at any point in the last 25 years. Paul Fell thinks it's death of bipartisanship, while Bob Englhart doesn't see much difference between the parties.
September 9, 2012 President Bill Clinton delivered the speech nominating President Barack Obama for re-election. Pat Bagley wonders if Bubba outshone Barry, and before the conventions Nick Anderson looked at the legacy of the Clinton presidency.
September 8, 2012 Another round of disappointing jobs numbers came out this week. Patrick Chappatte thinks the economy is something the president is still wrestling with, while Christopher Weyant doesn't see the GOP's plan as good news for unemployed Americans.