The U.S. House passed a cybersecurity bill last week that encourages private companies and the government to share information gathered on the Internet. The stated purpose is to prevent attacks on the Internet and computer-dependent facilities, but critics warn that the bill will erode personal privacy. Today’s Question: Do you trust the government to use Read more

Congress is considering whether to renew a cap on the interest charged on federally subsidized student loans. At more than $1 trillion, student debt now exceeds American credit card debt. Today’s Question: What, if anything, should be done to ease the student debt burden? Thanks for your interest in Today’s Question. We’d like to hear Read more

A medical debt-collection firm used aggressive tactics to extract advance payments from patients, according to a highly critical report issued this week by Attorney General Lori Swanson. Collectors sometimes made bedside visits or approached people waiting for emergency room care. Today’s Question: What limits ought to govern the behavior of medical debt collectors? Thanks for Read more

The jury selection process for Amy Senser’s trial on charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident in Minneapolis focused on whether potential jurors had followed news coverage of the case. Defense attorneys had raised the possibility that Senser could not receive a fair trial in Hennepin County, where media coverage had been extensive. Today’s Question: Does Read more

The Twin Cities population is expected to grow larger, older and more diverse over the next three decades. A new report from the Metropolitan Council forecasts growth of nearly 900,000 residents and a population that is more than 40 percent people of color. Today’s Question: How will a larger, older and more diverse population affect Read more

The Guthrie Theater’s announced season for 2012-2013 has generated criticism that it leaves out work by women and people of color. Guthrie officials have responded that a single season gives an incomplete picture of the theater’s commitment to diversity. Today’s Question: What role should diversity play when an arts organization makes program choices? Thanks for Read more

Law enforcement agencies are planning saturation patrols today to enforce laws against distracted driving. Distraction is blamed as a contributing factor in one of four vehicle crashes in Minnesota. Today’s Question: What distracts you most while you’re driving? Thanks for your interest in Today’s Question. We’d like to hear from you in other ways as Read more