Hurricane Ike battered the gulf coast of Texas late Friday and throughout Saturday, and everyone in that region is coming to grips with the reality that it will take a long time to recover. So how bad is the damage? How many people are turning to the Red Cross and other organizations for vital resources? What do people need most? And what are some of the stories coming out of this tragedy?
National security is a major issue in this year’s presidential campaign, as it has been in every national contest since the 9-11 attacks. So how safe are we? What is responsible for the lack of any successful terrorist attacks on this country? How vital is the recent reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act? Tell us what you think!
And listen to Greg’s interview with California Rep. Dan Lungren on these key questions of national defense policy.
If you were in the path of Hurricane Ike as it slammed the U.S., we want to know your story. Were you evacuated or did you stay along the coast and ride out the storm? What kind of wind damage or storm surge did you observe? Just reply below to let us know what you experienced over the past few days.
Sarah Palin has conservatives jubilant and Democrats worried. Why are liberals, and feminists in particular so uneasy about her? And are the members of the media being unfair to Palin or are Republicans just thin-skinned? Reply here with your thoughts!
And listen to Greg’s interview with political strategist Carol Liebau on these and other questions.
As Sarah Palin answers a lot of questions about foreign policy, The Capitol Steps brief her on the standoff with Russia in a song called “Midnight Raid to Georgia.” Steps star Elaina Newport is the guest.
Hurricane Ike will make landfall near Galveston, Texas, within the next few hours. In addition to the Category 2 force winds, Ike is bringing a massive storm surge that could trigger widespread flooding. So just how much damage could we see? What kind of preparations are being made? And how many people are being affected?
Listen to Greg’s interview with Christi Harlan of the American Red Cross, who is on scene in San Antonio, Texas.
For the past several days, numerous reports have said North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il suffered a stroke in August and is at least somewhat incapacitated. But new reports say he is slowly improving as well. But what if Kim cannot lead? Who would replace him? Would the end of his rule mean positive change in North Korea? And how would his departure impact our efforts to rid his country of a nuclear program? Share your thoughts with us!
What is Al Qaeda still capable of doing to harm us seven years after 9-11? In what ways have we crippled their operations? What are the greatest challenges that remain? And how do we finish the job? Greg gets answers from terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
How much has the presidential race changed because of John McCain’s decision to name Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate? Is it impacting Senate and House races as well? Listen to Greg’s interview with Human Events Political Editor John Gizzi and share your thoughts and predictions!
The monster storm is barreling towards Texas and will likely come ashore on Saturday. How powerful will it be? Where is it likely to strike? And how much rain is coming with it? Greg gets the answers about Ike from John Feerick of accuweather.com.