February 11, 2013 President Obama instructed the Justice Department to give Congress access to information about the legal justification and standards for drone strikes targeting suspected terrorists. Manny Francisco believes the attacks are justified, but Jimmy Margulies doubts they're within the president's power.
February 10, 2013 Hasbro announced it's replacing one of the oldest Monopoly pieces — the iron — with a cat. Steve Kelley is not feline good about the choice, while Nick Anderson reminded us back in 2008 that the financial game is still being played in the same old way.
February 9, 2013 A snow storm of potentially historic proportions is bearing down on the northeastern U.S. Randy Bish is not expecting a charming Hollywood version, while Dave Granlund suggests that advance preparation can make the ordeal bearable.
February 8, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays starting in August to cut expenses. Steve Sack blames congressional mandates for the postal service's woes, while Rick McKee thinks it's the weight of market forces.
February 7, 2013 When the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting skeet, cartoonists were quick to the draw. Jeff Parker thinks the image flummoxed Obama's critics on the gun violence issue, while Joel Pett used it to question the president's controversial drone program.
February 6, 2013 Chuck Hagel's testimony at last week's Senate confirmation hearing didn't quell the controversy over his nomination to be defense secretary. Steve Kelley blames it on the former Nebraska senator's performance, while Clay Bennett doesn't think Hagel got a fair shake from Arizona's John McCain.
February 5, 2013 Two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak's regime, Egypt is suffering from economic instability and political strife. Emad Hajjaj wonders whether the country's hard-won freedoms can survive, while Luojie isn't sure that President Mohamed Morsi is equal to Egypt's problems.
February 4, 2013 Proposals to overhaul U.S. immigration law have been laid out, and now the political wrangling begins in earnest. Rick McKee thinks so-called amnesty offers are unfair to other applicants, while Nick Anderson predicts a shift in the GOP's position on immigration.
February 3, 2013 OK, America, it's time to set aside arguments about guns, immigration and the budget. Who will win Super Bowl XLVII — the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers? Bill Day thinks he knows what everyone will be thinking about today, while Mike Smith is still waiting for President Obama's pick.
February 2, 2013 Throughout North America, wily woodchucks will predict if winter will continue for six more weeks. Randy Bish ponders whether petulance will prevent a prediction out of Punxsutawney, Pa., while Rick McKee thinks if you want to escape the cold, you can't go wrong with a little self help.
February 1, 2013 Former Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is scheduled to be sworn in Friday as U.S. secretary of state. Petar Pismestrovic acknowledges the weighty burden borne by outgoing Secretary Hillary Clinton, while John Deering suggests what might be next for her.
January 31, 2013 NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre testified before the Senate yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks the NRA is a part of the gun violence problem, while Bob Englehart agrees with one of the NRA's major points.
January 30, 2013 Fox News didn't renew Palin's contract but hired former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Kucinich. Rob Tornoe hopes to consign the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential hopeful to obscurity. Jeff Darcy thinks obscurity might have been the better option for Kucinich.
January 29, 2013 President Obama is scheduled to unveil his proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration law a day after a bipartisan group of senators announced their plan. Randy Bish believes the president has been too welcoming to undocumented residents, while Nate Beeler thinks Republicans have not gone far enough.
January 28, 2013 Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on whether his country will remain in the European Union. Joep Bertrams thinks the Conservative Party leader can't stomach the organization, while Patrick Chappatte doubts the remaining member nations would be happy with the leftovers.