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

| |Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

If.

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:

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.

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:

Rekha Basu: U.S. grants Guatemalan woman sanctuary � from abusive husband

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Five years ago, a federal immigration judge refused to grant political asylum to a Guatemalan woman who had fled to America after years of severe battery by her husband. The judge didn't doubt her story, but said she couldn't claim membership in a particular social group that had a well-founded fear of persecution in her homeland, as asylum claims require. The judge deemed the ongoing abuse of Aminta Cifuentes to be arbitrary criminal acts by her husband.

On Mexican border, more 'guards' increase danger

|Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Tuesday, Sept. 9:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Rice abuse video revealed nothing we didn't know already

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap?