Issues

What do you want? What do you think? So many issues face our country in every area of public policy, including economic issues (health care, unemployment, trade agreements, the falling dollar, CEO salaries, etc.), international affairs (war, America's standing in the world, interference in other countries, etc.), social issues (abortion, separation of church and state, science v. religion, etc.) that it becomes overwhelming. Talk about it here.
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  • No unread posts Economics
    Just how deep is the doo-doo that Bush has put us in?
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    Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:32 pm
  • No unread posts War
    Iraq. Afghanistan. Israel/Palestine. Iran? Venezuela? China? Pretty scary stuff.
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    Wed May 05, 2010 2:44 pm
  • No unread posts Health Care
    We Americans are the only people in the world for whom health care is not considered a basic human right. Shouldn't something be done about it?
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    Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:47 am
  • No unread posts Scandals
    We all like to dish the dirt, don't we? The tawdrier, the better, right? Scandals take many forms, from Larry "Wide Stance" Craig's public restroom escapades through the award of billions of dollars' worth of no-bid, no-competition contracts to Dick Cheney's Halliburton. But it does seem we have a double standard... Democrats McGreevey and Spitzer are forced to resign, while Republicans Vitter and Craig stay in office. Anyone care to offer a justification for this?
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    Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:03 am
  • No unread posts Foreign Affairs
    Y'know, people used to LIKE us. We were able to use our "good offices" to achieve the resolution of international disputes all over the world, often ending conflict before it could explode into war. Now it seems like we deliberately provoke war, preferring arms over diplomacy.
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  • No unread posts The Environment and Energy
    Global warming. Coal. Ethanol. Hybrid cars. Fuel cells. Hydrogen. Nuclear power. Smokestacks. Solar. Wind. $110/bbl oil. Conservation. We need our planet. Whatever are we to do to preserve it?
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    Last post by Carol Johnson Duharat View the latest post
    Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:26 pm
  • No unread posts Separation of Church and State
    Our Founders clearly intended the government of our country to be wholly secular. Some people lately seem to disagree, insisting that we are a "Christian Nation." What do you say?
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  • No unread posts Education
    If yoo kin reed this, you prolly dun got yersef ejicated sumware.
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  • No unread posts Science and Space
    The foundation of our world leadership has, at least since the industrial revolution, always been our leadership in science. Now we seem to be turning our backs on it in favor of dogma and bronze-age superstition.
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  • No unread posts Abortion
    Until recently this was the #1 hot button issue, but it seems to have faded into the background as our country's problems in so many other areas have become so much more clearly evident.
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  • No unread posts Immigration
    Do we really now consider people themselves to be "illegal?" Is it in our best interests as a society to deny undocumented immigrants all services, including housing, medicine and, well, hope? Is it wise to import skilled workers while skilled, educated Americans fill jobs flipping burgers? If you think so, please tell us why.
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  • No unread posts Terrorism
    How do we effectively avoid becoming the victims of anti-American terrorism? Should we bomb them to smithereens and torture the survivors, in the theory that if we kill a person's family and friends then he or she will feel more positive toward America? Or maybe should we try to stop making people so angry that they would dedicate their lives to our discomfort? Hmmm...
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    Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:35 pm

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