Oct 9, 2012 - By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy ... [more]
Oct 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer's surrender
Oct 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  America is ready for a different kind of political candidate.
Oct 7, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 1976, with voters still fuming over the Watergate scandals and Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon, President Ford faced a tough uphill fight against a ... [more]
Oct 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  After pretending to be average Joes, candidates must appear extraordinary at debate time
Oct 5, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Mitt Romney who shone in Wednesday night's debate was the moderate Massachusetts governor, not the condescending presidential candidate who spent the past ... [more]
Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The key might be cultivating an inner focus
Oct 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Coats for Kids and Coats for Folks boxes around town need filling
Oct 4, 2012 - By Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the ... [more]
Oct 4, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  And science says I just might be right
Oct 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be no doubt now that the new facility has fully 'arrived'
Oct 3, 2012 - By The Miami Herald:  Watch enough campaign rallies and listen to enough of those my-opponent-stinks commercials and you could come away convinced that the country is hopelessly ... [more]
Oct 3, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Yes, it is October, the month of those beautiful autumn leaves and cool, crisp mornings. Time for getting ready for winter.
Oct 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's a big step in response to a big problem, and it deserves a chance
Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wednesday night brings the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. There will be two others later this ... [more]
Oct 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two flips to go
Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.
Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]
Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule
Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Sep 28, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Suddenly, much of the wind has gone out of the sails of a once-growing industry in this country.
Sep 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When federal spending cuts hit home, the hard reality of budget cutting does as well
Sep 27, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Only six weeks to go in the presidential campaign, and the public opinion surveys have developed a case of the jitters. Last week, one respected poll reported ... [more]
Sep 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our increasing rush to disconnect from each other, here's a chance to get together
Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  As a member of the Minnesota Roenigk family, I didn't grow up camping.
Sep 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Secretary of State spoke with power and poignance on the death of Ambassador Stevens
Sep 25, 2012 - By Paul West, MCT Washington Bureau:  More than 35 percent of the presidential vote is expected to be cast before election day, compared with less than 15 percent in 2000.
Sep 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar sight
Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Funny how that has become so accepted across the 100,000 square miles that constitutes the Cowboy State.
Sep 23, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Three years of slow recovery from an inherited recession have left Barack Obama struggling to win the second term that eluded just one of his four most recent ... [more]