August 26, 2012 Lance Armstrong says he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's charges against him, calling the case a "witch hunt." Peter Broelman thinks the cyclist must be relieved to be free of the investigation, while Nick Anderson thought back in 2011 that the issue was not worth our attention.
August 25, 2012 This year is turning out to be one of the worst for West Nile virus. Manny Francisco and Jeff Parker underscore the severity of the problem.
August 24, 2012 Social issues seem to be in the news this week, from reproductive rights to medical care for the elderly. Clay Bennett sees the GOP losing the culture wars, while Lisa Benson thinks the Democrats need to shift their focus.
August 23, 2012 Missouri congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin has come under fire in recent days for his comments asserting that women rarely get pregnant when they are raped. Matt Wuerker takes a look at Akin's remarks, and John Darkow looks at how the messaging might affect Akin's campaign.
August 22, 2012 Everyone is talking about Medicare — and where the future for it lies. Lee Judge and Eric Allie both see disaster looming.
August 21, 2012 Three members of the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of "hooliganism" and sentenced to two years in jail. Nick Anderson thinks it was bad behavior on the part of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Arend Van Dam believes Putin's actions stem from fear.
August 20, 2012 It's August, and that means the school year is looming for American students. Randy Bish illustrates the horror that is back-to-school shopping, but Randall Enos thinks it's all worth it for parents once the kids get on the bus.
August 19, 2012 Paul Ryan's entrance into the vice presidential race has reopened the conversation on Medicare. Clay Bennett thinks Ryan's plan to turn the entitlement into a voucher program will kill it, but Lisa Benson says it's the president who is actually against seniors.
August 18, 2012 Even as drought continues to ravage American farms, lawmakers are holding up the Farm Bill which would provide increased crop insurance. Joe Heller feels Congress should be more loyal to farmers, but Matt Wuerker thinks the bill is a windfall for big agricultural companies.
August 17, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden is drawing criticism for telling a racially diverse crowd that Mitt Romney's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains". Eric Allie thinks it shows how out of touch Biden is with voters, but Pat Bagley feels the vice president may have a point.
August 16, 2012 The focus may be on the fall election now, but Congress must also address the "fiscal cliff" before the end of the year. Otherwise, taxes will rise sharply and federal spending will be slashed. Dave Granlund isn't sure lawmakers have it in them, while Chris Weyant feels it's willful ignorance.
August 15, 2012 With the addition of superPACs and more campaign funding, attack ads have been especially fierce this election cycle. Randy Bish knows that sick feeling you get from the TV spots, but R.J. Matson says relief is only a click of the remote away.
August 14, 2012 The Postal Service reported more than a $5 billion loss in the 3rd quarter, fueling speculation it could be on its last legs. Steve Kelley puts his finger on one part of the problem, while Matt Wuerker thinks the issue could extend to man's best friend.
August 13, 2012 Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the seven-term Wisconsin congressman and author of the GOP's "Path to Prosperity," as his running mate. Monte Wolverton presaged the pick in April, while Chip Bok imagines the reaction at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.