The former U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, says reinstating the draft would instill a sense of shared civic duty in Americans and spread the burden of fighting beyond the country’s all-volunteer armed forces. Today’s Question: Do you favor reinstating the draft?
The 2012 presidential race has become the most expensive in history. Political advertising is likely to be prominent during U.S. broadcasts of the Olympic Games, and ESPN is set to begin accepting political commercials in its local markets. Today’s Question: Are you ready for the onslaught of political advertising that’s about to begin?
Today is the hundredth birthday of Woody Guthrie. It’s also 50 years since the Rolling Stones’ birth as a band. Today’s Question: Between Woody Guthrie and the Rolling Stones, who’s had the greater influence on American culture?
Minneapolis has a rate of unsolved homicides that is higher than those in comparable cities. Police say potential witnesses don’t come forward, because of a lack of trust or for other reasons. Today’s Question: If you had witnessed a crime, would you feel comfortable cooperating with police?
The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is preparing to stage the first film festival of Internet cat videos. The event is capturing headlines around the world. Today’s Question: What does the popular fascination with silly Internet videos say about the human condition?
In a recent survey, technology experts said they expect an all-but-cashless society by 2020, as people turn more toward using their phones as instruments of payment. Today’s Question: If cash becomes a thing of the past, will you miss it?
Amy Senser’s sentence to almost three and a half years was the lightest she could have received under state guidelines. Today’s Question: Should the goal of a prison sentence be to punish, rehabilitate or something else?
In June the U.S. economy added only 80,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. Many economists expected better numbers. Today’s Question: Who will win the race for president if the economy doesn’t improve by early November?
Two public figures, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and R&B singer Frank Ocean, made statements about their sexuality recently. Anderson said he is gay, while Ocean wrote that his first love was a man. Today’s Question: What’s your reaction when public figures reveal information about their sexual orientation?
Today’s question: What rules do you follow when it comes to healthy eating?
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