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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!