The Justice Department says the late Army scientist Bruce Ivins acted alone in the 2001 anthrax killings. Do you believe them? Does the evidence back up that conclusion? Read up and speak up by sending your emails!
Archives for August 2008
Iraq Raking in the Money; How Should the Policy Change?
Does Iraq’s growing surplus mean it should start footing the bill for reconstruction? Should they reimburse us for the billions we’ve spent rebuilding there? Should we cut a deal for cheaper oil? Read the full story, listen to the podcast with Gen. Paul Vallely and sound off with your ideas!
As Iraq Surplus Rises, Little Goes Into Rebuilding – NYTimes.com
Will Obama Pick Evan Bayh?
Speculation was running rampant on Tuesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama will choose Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh as his running mate. Bayh says he knows nothing about such an announcement, but would he be a good choice? What are his strengths and weaknesses? Read the profile on Sen. Bayh and tell us what you think of him and the impact he might make on this campaign? Also, listen to our podcast with David Lightman of McClatchy News.
Congress vs. DC on Guns
Democratic House leaders are allowing a vote to go forward next month that would strip the District of Columbia of the power to make its own handgun laws. That’s because they feel DC leaders are not abiding by the Supreme Court ruling on gun ownership back in June. Is this a good move or is federal intrusion always a bad idea? Read the story below and share your thoughts with us!
FOXNews.com – House Will Hold Vote to Wrest Gun Control From Washington, D.C., Government – Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum
Solving the Anthrax Case
After almost seven years, the anthrax case is still not closed. The case is even more complicated now that the FBI’s prime suspect has committed suicide. So how did the bureau approach this case and what are the clues they’ve followed to the brink of an indictment? Read the story, listen to the podcast featuring former FBI Deputy Director Buck Revell and tell us what you think!
FOXNews.com – ‘Anthrax Killer’ Obsessed With Sorority, Exhibited Classic ‘Offender Behavior’
What Is Solzhenitsyn’s Legacy?
On Sunday, legendary author Alexander Solzhenitsyn died at age 89. He is most famous for his graphic descriptions of Soviet labor camps that shocked the senses of his western readers. So how pivotal of a figure was Solzhenitsyn in the Cold War era? Read the story below, listen to our podcast and share your opinions!
Nobel winner Solzhenitsyn dies at 89 – TODAY: Books – MSNBC.com
Obama Launches Energy Week
Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama unveiled his energy agenda on Monday. He and his supporters say it’s the best way to move forward, economically and environmentally. However, Republicans say Obama is all about raising taxes and they contend anything short of exhausting all energy producing methods is not good enough. So who is right? Read the story. listen to the podcast and tell us what you think!
Obama calls for tapping into strategic oil reserves – CNN.com
Democrats Adjourn; Republicans Keep Pushing for Drilling
Democrats adjourned Congress until after Labor Day on Friday. They turned off the lights, cameras and microphones and left town. But 50-60 Republican members stayed on the House floor to demand Congress return to session and vote to expand offshore oil drilling.
Are Democrats ignoring the will of the people? Are Republicans just grandstanding?
Check out the story, listen to the podcast with Rep. Kevin Brady and tell us which party is right!
FOXNews.com – Republicans Protest Adjournment, Refuse to Leave House Floor
Massachusetts Aggravates the Marriage Debate
This week, Massachusetts lifted its 95-year-old law forbidding non-residents to marry in the state.
As one of only two states in the U.S. allowing “gay marriage”, will Massachusetts spark a legal
firestorm that will end at the Supreme Court?
Read the story, listen to the podcast with Chuck Donovan of the Family Research Council and give
us your opinion!
The Associated Press: Massachusetts lets out-of-state gay couples marry
McCain, Obama Tied in Latest Gallup Poll
Earlier in the week Barack Obama held a 49-40 percent lead in the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll. Now they are deadlocked at 44 percent each.
Did Obama lose the lead or did McCain start gaining?
Check out the polling trends over the past few days at the link below, listen to the podcast with Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport and tell us what you think is responsible for the tightening race?