What differences and similarities are there between the Bush/Cheney approach to fighting terrorism, and President Obama’s?
President Obama has talked and acted much "bolder" in recent days—no ambivalence nor hint of “leading from behind” against Islamist terrorism. Has he changed because it’s the right tactical move for America…or is it just pure politics to help Democrats?
Will—should?—America provide ground troops against ISIS?
Should Congress declare war? Does it matter that ISIS is more an “idea” than a “nation”?
President Obama praised a Muslim group that is speaking out vigorously in social media against Islamic terrorists. Yet other Muslims say this kind of attention presumes that all Muslims are somehow collectively responsible for Islamic extremism. Your thoughts.
What are the ramifications of America arming the Syrian rebels?
How might America’s actions against ISIS affect our talks with Iran?
That armed White House intruder made it all the way to the East Room and could easily have had access to the First Family. What should Obama do about his Secret Service?
That Oklahoma beheading: act of terrorism, or "workplace violence". Why does it matter?
How effective has Eric Holder been as Attorney General?
In what ways might globalization affect Putin's abilities--and willingness--to try to rebuild the old Soviet empire?
Why, here in the 21st Century, and in one of the more affluent areas in America, have two Deerfield High School students contracted whooping cough?
Should the Treasure Department act to deter corporate inversions—stop companies from moving off shore to legally reduce their tax expenses? (After all, don’t WE try to legally save on our taxes?)
What are the ramifications of Drones—“boots in the air”—increasingly doing more of our fighting?
Is it appropriate to use tax dollars to pay for President Obama's--or any Presidential library?
The uninsured rate has dropped to the lowest level since the 90's. Is Obamacare working?
What’s your opinion about the House race in the 10thCongressional District?
Who is ahead today in the governor's race? Who is running the more negative campaign?
What are the chances that Rahm won’t get 51% of the vote, leading to a run-off? If Karen Lewis runs, how much support might she receive? What about Alderman Bob Fioretti's chances?Any others?
Has the Illinois Senate race has tightened? The Sun-Times shows Durbin with a 7% lead, while other polls show Durbin with a much larger lead.
Clearly, America is a historic "melting pot" or "salad", unique in the world. Are many Americans now seeing our Diversity as a weakness and not a strength? If so, who then is a "typical American"?
Who is more“unreasonable”—those who totally deny that climate change is “real”…or those who want us to spend a zillion dollars (that we don’t have) to make what might be just a minimal difference?
The July, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that people in the 36 states that use the federal health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Health Care Act would be ineligible for subsidized insurance. But now the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to re-hear the case. Your thoughts.
Senate Republicans blocked a constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups, saying the proposal would limit free speech. The vote was 54 to 42 in favor of limiting debate on the proposed amendment, falling short of the 60 votes needed. All Democrats in the chamber voted in favor of advancing the proposal, all "nay" votes came from the GOP. Your thoughts.
Many celebs discovered that the internet “Cloud” was hacked and nude photos were secured. What does this say about security of the“Cloud”? What does it say about putting nude photos on line?
A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence was once held up by Justice Scalia as an example of someone who deserved to die. Your thoughts.
Is the issue of teacher tenure a winning issue for Republicans?
The typical American family is about 1/3 poorer than a decade ago. Net worth was $88,000 in 2003 vs. $56,000 in 2013, primarily due to the dramatic decline in housing. What are the ramifications?
The Supreme Court says police must obtain a warrant to search your cell phone. What do you feel was the greater risk--to your personal freedom, or to your personal security?
What are the ramifications of America's birthrate having dropped from just under 4 in 1957 to just over 2 today? (2.1 birth rate is considered the right number to replace both parents over their life).
Germany's Merkel said spying on allies is a waste of time as she promptly kicked out America's top spy. What's the point of spying on Germany? Are our relations with Germany more important than any secrets gleaned by spying?