Pakistan is the real impediment to crushing al qaeda and the taliban. Find out why two national security experts believe this and tell us what you think the U.S. posture ought to be!
The State of Taxation
Do you live in a high tax or a low tax state? Do higher taxes just mean bigger government and more bureaucracy or does it mean better schools and other state services? Check out the report below and let us know what you think!
Bush Critical of China, Says Greater Freedoms Will Help Beijing Achieve Its Potential
President Bush and other world figures are offering criticism of China for the repression of religious groups and political dissidents. Is now the time to pressure China to improve its human rights record or will it only harden the communist leadership? Read the story, listen to the podcast, with Christian Chinese Pastor Johnny Lee and tell us what you think!
China defends rights record, accuses Bush of meddling – CNN.com
The Energy Debate Rolls on…
Congress adjourned on Friday but House Republicans are still on the House floor demanding a vote on offshore drilling. So what impact is any of this having? Check out the Dateline podcast with New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett and tell us whether you think the Republicans are speaking for the majority of Americans or just engaging in political posturing.
Split Decision at Gitmo
A military jury says Osama bib Laden’s driver is guilty of supporting terrorism but not guilty of conspiracy to commit it. Why the divided decision? Does this show the fairness of the system or how we’re going too far to accommodate suspected terrorists? Listen to our conversation with former Gitmo prosecutor Kyndra Rotunda and sound off with your own comments.
Bin Laden driver convicted of war crimes – Guantanamo – MSNBC.com
Is Ivins the Anthrax Killer?
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!
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’