November 17, 2012 One of the key sticking points in a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is whether wealthy Americans will pay more taxes. Adam Zyglis thinks continuing tax cuts for the rich has no real support, while Lisa Benson feels that ending the cuts would be only a drop in the lunch bucket.
November 16, 2012 One day before Friday's deadline, states were given a 28-day extension to decide whether they'll participate in health insurance exchanges. Joe Heller thinks the time for excuses is through, but, as Joel Pett prophesied last July, new challenges to the health care bill are already being mounted.
November 15, 2012 There are some who think it might be a good idea to go over the "fiscal cliff." Gary Varvel fears what it means for the U.S. economy, while Milt Prigee sees a deep downside for President Obama.
November 14, 2012 The resignation of CIA head David Petraeus after admitting an extramarital affair has Washington tongues wagging. Lee Judge feels too much is being made of a common human failing, while Joe Heller expects there's much, much more to come.
November 13, 2012 One week after the 2012 election, many people still aren't clear why Mitt Romney couldn't capture the presidency. Kap thinks the former governor was undone by a gusty performance from President Obama, while Christopher Weyant ascribes Romney's loss to his changing positions on critical issues.
November 12, 2012 World reaction to President Obama's re-election has largely been positive. Chip Bok does not share in the optimism, while Tom Janssen thinks that until everyone can choose their leaders, there's more to be done.
November 11, 2012 Clay Bennett makes clear what America's veterans have given us, while Pat Bagley reminds us that we have troops in the field who are still giving their all.
November 10, 2012 Donald Trump described Karl Rove's campaign against President Obama as a "waste of money." John Branch channels partisan glee over Rove's on-air dispute with the Fox News Ohio projection, while John Trever offers a lesson from 2006 when Democrats were premature in celebrating Rove's demise.
November 9, 2012 In the aftermath of their failed bid to retake the White House, will the GOP chart a new course? Tim Eagan and Steve Kelley look at two leading strategies.
November 8, 2012 Citizens United unleashed a torrent of campaign spending on the 2012 race. Before the election, Randall Enos expressed a common fear about the massive expenditures, while afterwards, Joel Pett is just as concerned that both sides raised and spent as much as they could.
November 7, 2012 Despite the selfless and sometimes heroic efforts of poll workers and volunteers, many Americans waited in long lines to vote on Tuesday. Mike Luckovich wonders why we haven't come up with a better way, while Nick Anderson thinks there was only one real loser in the whole process.
November 7, 2012 At 12:55 am this morning, Mitt Romney conceded the election to President Obama, ending the 2012 campaign. J.D. Crowe thinks the President is right where he belongs, while John Cole considers that having an understanding uncle helps.
November 6, 2012 No one can argue with Daryl Cagle that this is going to be a close election, while Arend Van Dam recommends a ballot initiative we can all endorse. After you vote, listen to NPR's special coverage of Election Night 2012 with all the latest results on your local NPR station.
November 5, 2012 Two gifted cartoonists, two different styles and two very different points of view. Mike Lester and Jen Sorensen present their arguments — you decide.