October 3, 2012 President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time. (You can listen to the debate on your local npr station.) According to Lisa Benson and Clay Bennett, each candidate has a stuffing problem.
October 3, 2012 Tonight's presidential debate will be aimed at the small number of voters who are still undecided. They have been mocked as "low information voters" and attacked by partisans on the right and left. Why are the undecided still uncertain? Kirk Walters and Dave Fitzsimmons differ on who's to blame.
October 2, 2012 With the 2012 election little more than a month away, sequestration and the expiration of the Bush/Obama tax cuts present a perilous pitfall. Rick Mckee sees little prospect of congressional action, while John Darkow suggests a possible solution.
October 1, 2012 The first presidential debate is coming up on Oct. 3rd. Dave Grandlund predicts there will be some low blows, while John Darkow thinks each candidate will paint the other in extreme colors.
September 30, 2012 President Obama is several points ahead of GOP rival Mitt Romney in most polls, but some conservatives point to a liberal bias in polling methods. Pat Bagley thinks the complaints are self-serving, but Milt Priggee thinks the economy is about to catch up with Obama's approval ratings.
September 29, 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both spoke at the U.N. this week. Randy Bish and David Fitzsimmons think both countries have mutual destruction on the brain.
September 28, 2012 More than 20 prominent conservatives recently signed an open letter complaining about pro-Obama media bias. Jeff Danziger thinks conservative media outlets are taking unfair aim at supporters of President Obama, while Rick McKee thinks Mitt Romney is the one under media attack.
September 27, 2012 President Obama has been criticized for appearing on The View on Monday instead of meeting with world leaders. Lisa Benson thinks Obama is more interested in promoting his image than solving problems, while David Fitzsimmons thinks it's the president's opposition that's obstructing progress.
September 26, 2012 The voter ID law was back in court in Pennsylvania yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks voter ID laws are just a Republican political maneuver, while Gary McCoy wonders how easy it is to vote as someone else.
September 25, 2012 The iPhone 5 was released on Friday, and 5 million have already been sold. Randy Bish celebrates the new technology, while Jimmy Marguiles looks at the costs.
September 24, 2012 Mitt Romney has fallen under intense media scrutiny after a series of public gaffes. Tim Campbell thinks the media preys on Romney's errors, but Mike Luckovich puts the blame on the candidate's shoulders.
September 23, 2012 The melting of Arctic sea ice reached a new record low this week. Olle Johansson takes a grim view of the melting Arctic, while Dave Grunlund looks on the bright side.
September 22, 2012 Mitt Romney attacked President Obama this week for a 1998 video in which Obama speaks about "redistribution" of wealth. Nick Anderson thinks Republican icon Ronald Reagan was the original redistributor, while Steve Kelley worries about the effects on the economy.
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.