Some experts suggest that government should use tax policy to influence diet. They’d like higher taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidies to make healthy foods more affordable. Today’s Question: Should government use tax policy to improve eating habits?
Higher education officials have voted to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname by the end of the year, and lawmakers are expected to repeal a law requiring the school to keep it. Today’s Question: Is the University of North Dakota doing the right thing in retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname?
In response to the riots, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he’s looking at banning people from using social networks if users are thought to be planning criminal acts. Today’s Question: How should government respond when social networks are being used to help plan illegal activity?
Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty traded jabs at a debate in Ames, Iowa last night ahead of Saturday’s Iowa straw poll. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry says he’ll enter the race. Today’s Question: Which Republican has the best chance of getting the party’s nomination for president?
The fortunes of Republican presidential candidates, including Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, could take a dramatic turn in this Saturday’s Iowa straw poll. Today’s Question: Should Iowa have the power to make or break candidates so early in the process?
Rioters in London and other U.K. cities looted stores, destroyed cars and torched buildings over the past few days; the troubles began Saturday with a protest over a police shooting and morphed into a general lawlessness. Today’s Question: What do you make of the U.K. riots?
The news media are providing extensive coverage of economics news as markets react to the U.S. credit downgrade, unemployment remains high and the housing market continues to struggle. Today’s Question: Does the media’s approach to news about the economy make the economy worse?
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is asking that the Pentagon be exempt from further spending cuts when congressional negotiators begin budget work this fall. Today’s Question: Should the U.S. military be spared deep cuts in the budget process?
Stocks around the world have taken a rough ride lately. The market is now in what experts call a correction mode that could last a couple of weeks before it recovers. Today’s Question: How do you handle worry about the economy?
A CNN/Opinion Research Poll this week gives the U.S. Congress an approval rating of just 14 percent. About three in four respondents thought officials acted like spoiled children during the debt crisis. Today’s Question: Is Congress getting a fair shake?