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.
September 7, 2012 President Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention last night. Eric Allie thinks his bid for re-election is tainted by the poor economy, while John Darkow thinks a return to Republican ways won't make things any better.
September 6, 2012 The Democratic National Convention is in full swing. John Deering thinks Barack Obama can't get re-elected solely on his winning personality, while Mike Luckovich hopes the president's former supporters cut him some slack.
September 5, 2012 The Democratic National Convention kicked off this week in Charlotte, N.C. Randy Bish thinks Democrats are avoiding a major question, while Jen Sorenson thinks it won't take much to top the Republican National Convention.
September 4, 2012 Many college students have started class. Joe Heller thinks students need their independence, while Rob Tornoe thinks that when it comes to paying for tuition, they could still use a little help.
September 3, 2012 Today is Labor Day. Mike Keefe feels for those who are underemployed. Dave Granlund notes what the end of summer brings.
September 2, 2012 So called green-on-blue attacks, or attacks by Afghans in uniform against coalition forces, have become a grim reality. Dave Fitzsimmons and Peter Broelman take stock of the situation.
September 1, 2012 The Republican National Convention wrapped up this week. Lisa Benson thinks the coverage was not exactly fair to the Republican candidates, while Adam Zyglis thinks the show spoke for itself.
August 31, 2012 "You did build that" has been a refrain at the Republican National Convention. Christopher Weyant and Cam Cardow look at who has built what.