Leonard Pitts Jr.: No defense for what Ray Rice did

| |Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice."

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as US forces head back to the Middle East

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

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Cynthia M. Allen: The NFL can learn from football coaches in Texas

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Hours after a video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, punching his then fiancee (now wife) and dragging her limp body out of a casino elevator, hit the Internet, his NFL team tweeted that Rice's contract had been terminated.

Mary Sanchez: Sleeper in Kansas might upset Senate election calculus

| |Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent.

Obama's measured strategy against the Islamic State is the right approach

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Sept. 11:

President's speech against Islamic State shows resolve, commitment

|Monday, Sep. 15, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Thursday, Sept. 11:

Congress has returned, but don't expect much action

|Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Sept. 8:

Collins Doughtie: Sure, there are sharks in the water � but they're not interested in you

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Shark! It always amazes me how that one little word freaks out so many people. So many times when I am out fishing with folks and it's 95 degrees, I suggest a quick dip, but oh no, their answer is always the same: "There is no way I am swimming in this place because there might be sharks." Usually my answer is pretty simple. "Have it your way," I say as I jump overboard and start to paddle around. It's heaven on a hot day.

The GOP and birth control

|Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Charlotte Observer on Sunday, Sept. 7:

Fire NFL's Roger Goodell for inexcusable handling of Ray Rice assault case

|Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 9: