On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed energy legislation that has virtually no chance of actually becoming law. Democrats say they are allowing for some more offshore drilling but the bulk of their plan is to invest in renewable energy over the long term. Republicans argue this plan gives us no additional energy and new taxes. Which side is right? And how are the high gas prices impacting you? Tell us!
Another week brings more uncertainty to the financial world. Just days after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and Merrill Lynch was saved by Bank of America, the Feds are bailing out insurance giant AIG to the tune of $85 billion. This all stems from the mortgage crisis, but what is really responsible for the mortgage crisis? Should the government be this active in rescuing these major firms? And does this mean trouble or the chance for some real bargains for your portfolio? Tell us what you think!
Barack Obama and John McCain have little in common as they debate the issues, but some Republicans and Democrats are gathering in Florida this week to search for common ground. How urgent is the need for real reform and where might some consensus be found?
Listen to Greg’s interview with Clark Judge, former presidential speechwriter and one of the organizers of the bipartisan event.
After years of diplomatic efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is failing to allow inspections and the specter of a nuclear Tehran is closer to becoming reality. So why has diplomacy failed? What would it take for Iran to stand down? And what should our policy be for the larger Middle East?
Listen to Greg’s interview with longtime Ambassador Edward Djerejian and share your thoughts on how to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran.
Republicans are very enthused for the home stretch of this campaign. Why are they so excited about Sarah Palin joining the McCain ticket? What must McCain and Palin do to emerge victorious in November?
Share your thoughts on those questions and listen to Greg’s interview with California Rep. Dan Lungren on the 2008 campaign and the congressional energy debate.
Congressional Democrats are pushing their version of energy reform today. But what is in their bill? Is their promise to expand offshore energy exploration genuine or just a mirage? And how is this debate impacting the presidential race? Tell us how important you think the energy issue is this year and how high energy costs are impacting your life!
Listen to Greg’s interview with Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra and learn what his constituents told him this summer about the energy issue.
Wall Street took a big time pounding on Monday on news of three major firms in the investment world crumbling, on the brink of crumbling and being rescued at the last minute. What is causing all of this chaos? How did we get here? Should the government step in and rescue these firms or is that the worst long-term strategy? Share your thoughts on all of these questions and tell us how rocky the economic picture is right now.
Listen to Greg’s interview with J.D. Foster of the Heritage Foundation on this major business story.
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.