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Archive: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Does hospital consolidation worry you?

Many experts say that the health-care overhaul will lead to fewer independent doctors and hospitals. Leave thoughts in the comments below....

By Local Editors | September 25, 2010; 9:26 PM ET | Comments (6)

Will women voters rescue the Democrats in November?

Democrats have long enjoyed an advantage among female voters, but polls show it has diminished since 2006....

By Hal Straus | September 25, 2010; 1:52 PM ET | Comments (35)

Should national tea party groups be involved in local races?

By Abha Bhattarai | September 24, 2010; 7:02 PM ET | Comments (5)

Are government salaries too high?

By Abha Bhattarai | September 24, 2010; 6:16 PM ET | Comments (131)

Which 'Breakfast Club' character were you?

This past week, four of the five primary cast members from "The Breakfast Club" were in New York for a 25th anniversary screening of the classic '80s teen film. The characters -- identified in one of the movie's taglines as...

By Jon DeNunzio | September 24, 2010; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

Is our immigration policy in need of an overhaul?

Ezra Klein argues that revamping our immigration policy would lead to higher wages, lower prices and may increase the nation's stock of innovators like entrepreneurs and engineers. To that end, he favors a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants....

By Jodi Westrick | September 24, 2010; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (16)

Can you time market swings?

Is Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein right that you can predict market swings?

By Hal Straus | September 24, 2010; 8:29 AM ET | Comments (5)

Which collegiate branding campaign is the worst?

American University has embraced the term "wonk," handing out T-shirts with slogans like "Legal Wonk" and "Arts Wonk" as branding becomes a popular buzzword in higher education. Have another nominee? Leave it in the comments below....

By Local Editors | September 23, 2010; 9:40 PM ET | Comments (5)

Which Roald Dahl book is your favorite?

A new biography of Roald Dahl details his life as a pilot, a spy, and a confidante of Vice President Henry Wallace. But Dahl is better known as the beloved author of some enormously popular children's books. Which Roald Dahl...

By Andrea Caumont | September 23, 2010; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Which GOP 'pledge' would most likely sway your vote?

The Republican "Pledge to America," details the party's plans on how to tackle key issues....

By Andrea Caumont | September 23, 2010; 9:05 AM ET | Comments (117)

What is the preppiest place in Washington?

'True Prep' author Lisa Birnbach lists the preppiest places in Washington, D.C. Which one is your favorite?...

By Andrea Caumont | September 23, 2010; 8:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Okay to take pets to crowded public events?

To many dog people, outdoor festivals are perfect for their beloved pooch. They are outside, active and full of the kind of stimuli a dog doesn't get during long weekdays in the crate at the condo. But for others, a...

By Abha Bhattarai | September 22, 2010; 7:47 PM ET | Comments (31)

What is the most pressing issue facing the UN?

By Abha Bhattarai | September 22, 2010; 7:19 PM ET | Comments (35)

Revelations in Woodward book 'Obama's Wars'

Bob Woodward's "Obama's War," to be released Monday, contains revelations about the war in Afghanistan....

By Local Editors | September 21, 2010; 11:32 PM ET | Comments (72)

Do you support performance pay for teachers?

A study released Tuesday found that offering teachers annual bonuses of up to $15,000 had no effect on student test scores - a result likely to inflame debate about performance pay programs sprouting in D.C. schools and many others nationwide....

By Abha Bhattarai | September 21, 2010; 7:02 PM ET | Comments (10)

Do you think the IMF board would benefit from
a shake-up?

The U.S. is using its clout within the IMF to stall elections for the institution's director positions on the grounds that the current board is too heavy on representation from western Europe. The U.S. says that this set-up doesn't reflect...

By Jodi Westrick | September 21, 2010; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

What is your biggest worry related to your child's internet activity?

A study released Tuesday shows that as bullying has moved beyond the schoolyard and on to Facebook pages, online chat groups and cellphone text messages, its victims are feeling more hopeless and depressed. Read the full article....

By Andrea Caumont | September 21, 2010; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (1)

Who's the villain in this story?

Readers are weighing in on the story about Martena Clinton's car being towed and lost by DC police. Many readers are upset that DC police lost Clinton's car, but many others are upset that Clinton parked in a handicapped spot...

By Andrea Caumont | September 20, 2010; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (17)

What do you think of China's private bodyguards?

The explosion of private wealth in China has been accompanied by an increase in the number of private bodyguards disguised as drivers, nannies or other household employees. They are never armed. Rather, they are martial arts experts, trained to disarm...

By Andrea Caumont | September 19, 2010; 8:56 PM ET | Comments (8)

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