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Archive: August 29, 2010 - September 4, 2010

Do you agree with Craigslist's decision?

Craigslist, the Internet's iconic ad bazaar, has stopped allowing U.S. users to access its "adult services" ads. It's unclear, for now, whether the change is a temporary statement or a signal that Craigslist will stop allowing the ads....

By Local Editors | September 4, 2010; 8:53 PM ET | Comments (40)

Did a Prince George's teacher cross the line?

A history class in Prince George's County got an unexpected lesson this week. A parent said that her son's eighth-grade class at Drew Freeman Middle School in Suitland was asked to define such words as "bastard," "wuss" and other commonly...

By Jodi Westrick | September 3, 2010; 1:33 PM ET | Comments (30)

Would you pay more for cage-free eggs?

Even before the recent salmonella outbreak, America's egg industry was struggling to fend off another threat: allegations that it was cruel to chickens. Egg producers are alarmed at efforts to ban small cages for hens, a movement that has gained...

By Jodi Westrick | September 3, 2010; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (37)

Should we have to work longer to save Social Security benefits?

Under current laws, workers can start receiving Social Security benefits at 62 years old. But as the Baby Boom generation ages, the program is approaching a tipping point at which it will be paying out more money than it's taking...

By Jodi Westrick | September 3, 2010; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (51)

Should the US help the Afghan bank?

By Jodi Westrick | September 3, 2010; 12:30 AM ET | Comments (6)

What's the smartest stimulus for the U.S. economy?

President Obama's economic team is considering another big stimulus in the form of tax breaks for businesses, according to sources. Here are some of the options currently being considered. Which one do you think would be the smartest for the...

By Jon DeNunzio | September 2, 2010; 7:39 PM ET | Comments (64)

Will you read Meghan McCain's memoir?

Meghan McCain's new memoir is as much a scathing critique of the Republican Party as it is a passionate tale of life on the campaign trail. Read the full review....

By Jodi Westrick | September 2, 2010; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Is abstinence education effective?

If all goes according to plan, this fall a girl somewhere in China's Yunnan Province will tell her boyfriend she can't have sex with him. And he'll have an abstinence program from the United States to thank. In Yunnan schools...

By Jodi Westrick | September 2, 2010; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (4)

Who do you think won the debate?

By Jodi Westrick | September 1, 2010; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (14)

Has Michelle Rhee helped or hurt Adrian
Fenty's campaign?

Since Mayor Adrian M. Fenty brought her to town in 2007, she has closed schools by the dozens, fired teachers by the hundreds, and revamped the way educators are evaluated and paid. In doing so, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A....

By Jodi Westrick | September 1, 2010; 7:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Too soon for new Apple release?

Once again, Apple has issued reporters a vague invitation: Come to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts here to see us introduce ... something. Read Rob Pegoraro's full blog post....

By Jodi Westrick | September 1, 2010; 7:37 AM ET | Comments (1)

Which federal workplace is best?

It's something every worker can relate to: Your office isn't meeting its goals, customers aren't happy, there's turmoil at the top - and morale is plummeting. It happens in the federal government, too, where agencies facing intense public scrutiny, shifting...

By Jodi Westrick | September 1, 2010; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

Which president had the best-looking Oval Office?

President Obama's Oval Office recently underwent a makeover, complete with new carpeting, wallpaper, sofas and a rug made of 25 percent recycled wood. Browse through images of the renovated room, and vote on your favorite presidential office below. Photo Gallery:...

By Abha Bhattarai | August 31, 2010; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (36)

Which is your favorite 30-second summer video?

They entered, who will win? Choose your favorite video of the summer now!...

By Jodi Westrick | August 30, 2010; 3:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Have you paid for an internship?

Each year, thousands of college students descend on Washington for unpaid internships. It can be a nerve-racking process: sending out résumés, trying to make contacts, interviewing again and again. Increasingly, many of them are finding an alternative: paying thousands of...

By Jodi Westrick | August 30, 2010; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (7)

Emmy Awards: Who were the best and worst dressed stars?

Now that the stars have walked the red carpet at the 2010 Emmy Awards, it's time to judge their fashion choices. Whose style did you love and who needs to fire their stylist? Rank the stars from best to worst...

By Andrea Caumont | August 29, 2010; 10:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

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