Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.
Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing
Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's something about my wife, Yale and the elements
Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper
Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]
Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement
Oct 10, 2012 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, voting rights advocates foresaw a cloud over this year's election because new voting laws in Republican-led states tightened ... [more]
Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters
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