Civil libertarians are objecting to the U.S. missile attack Friday that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who is believed to have played an important role in Al-Qaida. Authorities believed Al-Awlaki had gone from a propaganda role to being increasingly involved in armed operations for the terrorist group. Last year, the Obama administration added Al-Awlaki Read more →
Hundreds of people have signed up for SlutWalk Minneapolis, a march to protest the view that women bring sexual assault upon themselves. Some critics think the march and its name work against women’s interests. Today’s Question: What do you think of SlutWalk?
Australia has announced that women will soon be able to serve in combat with the infantry, in the special forces and in other front-line positions. Today’s Question: Should the United States start allowing women to serve in all combat roles?
Faith has always been a powerful force in American politics. But clergy who preach politics from the pulpit could endanger the tax exempt status of their organizations. Today’s Question: Are limitations on clergy political speech a good thing?
The U.S. economy has seemed to lurch from one crisis to another in recent months. At the same time, the White House and Congress have been locked in a perpetual political struggle. Today’s Question: How much is the American political system to blame for the struggling economy?
President Obama has proposed cutting farm subsidies by tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. Some farmers say the subsidies are necessary to reduce the risk of their business. Today’s Question: Should the United States reduce subsidies to farmers?
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas formally asked the United Nations today to grant Palestine status as a member state. Today’s Question: Is it time for Palestine to become an independent state?
General Mills has hired the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong to help promote a line of brownies. A video invites viewers to “get high … on fiber.” Today’s Question: Is using Cheech and Chong to promote brownies genius, folly or something else?
Most countries around the world have stopped using the death penalty. But the United States ranks among the top five countries that still execute prisoners. Today’s Question: Does capital punishment serve a worthwhile purpose?
World leaders are gathering this week at the United Nations, where the General Assembly is in session from now until December. Today’s Question: How should the United Nations change to become more effective in promoting international peace?