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Archive: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

What was today's best college football game?

Saturday shaped up to be one of the best college football days of the season, with several promising matchups. How do you think it turned out, and what was the best game? Feel free to expound -- or nominate another...

By Jon DeNunzio | October 2, 2010; 6:00 PM ET | Comments (6)

Geoengineering: Worth a try?

Some climate experts are advocating geoengineering -- human manipulation of the world's weather -- as a solution to dangerous climate change. But there is disagreement about this potential course of action. Read the story on geoengineering and let us know...

By Jon DeNunzio | October 2, 2010; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (9)

Do you think the current food pyramid works?

Every five years the federal government updates its dietary guidelines for Americans. This year, with a majority of Americans now overweight, obese or at risk of high blood pressure, policymakers are working to reinvent the familiar food pyramid and develop...

By Jon DeNunzio | October 2, 2010; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (43)

Rick Sanchez leaves CNN: What do you think?

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez is no longer with CNN, a day after calling "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart a bigot and suggesting that Jews run CNN and other media companies. What do you think?...

By Jon DeNunzio | October 1, 2010; 7:01 PM ET | Comments (40)

Are corporate buybacks a good business strategy?

Firms like HP, Pepsico and The Washington Post Company are purchasing their own stocks in droves. So far this year, U.S. companies have announced they will purchase $273 billion of their own shares, compared with $56 billion this time last...

By Jodi Westrick | October 1, 2010; 6:03 PM ET | Comments (8)

Do you think the markets are safer in the wake of the 'flash crash?'

On May 6, The Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 1,000 points in a matter of minutes and then quickly rebounded in an event that is known as the 'flash crash.' Now, an investigation by the SEC and CFTC has...

By Jodi Westrick | October 1, 2010; 4:55 PM ET | Comments (3)

Is it the right step to halt foreclosures?

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has ordered a moratorium on all foreclosures by all banks for 60 days. It is the latest and most radical action in a series of foreclosure freezes set in motion by the revelation that thousands...

By Jodi Westrick | October 1, 2010; 4:41 PM ET | Comments (1)

Which rally will you attend?

The Washington, D.C. mall will be busy in October. Labor and civil rights groups have organized the One Nation rally for this weekend, while John Stewart and Stephen Colbert are putting on their own rallies at the end of the...

By Andrea Caumont | October 1, 2010; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (15)

Is Mark Zuckerberg a hero or a villain?

"The Social Network" opening Friday portrays Mark Zuckerberg's invention of Facebook while a Harvard sophomore. In her review, Anne Hornaday writes: "Audiences will recognize Zuckerberg's quirky genius and single-minded passion as the stuff of cinematic archetype. But he's also as...

By Andrea Caumont | October 1, 2010; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (8)

Is embryonic stem cell research necessary?

Researchers have developed a technique that can quickly create safe alternatives to human embryonic stem cells. Opponents of human embryonic stem cell research say the new technique renders the use of the controversial stem cells unnecessary, but many researchers disagree,...

By Andrea Caumont | September 30, 2010; 2:47 PM ET | Comments (7)

Where is your favorite dry place?

The moderate to heavy rains expected early Thursday are the spawn of a low-pressure system off the Georgia coast and the remnants of the short-lived Tropical Storm Nicole. That system broke up over Florida about 5 p.m. Wednesday, after causing...

By Jodi Westrick | September 30, 2010; 2:32 PM ET | Comments (1)

Government contracts: What's most
important?

Congress established more than 200 Alaska native corporations, or ANCs, 40 years ago to provide land and money for indigenous people who had long been mired in deprivation and dislocation. Each of the 75,000 original Alaska native shareholders received a...

By Abha Bhattarai | September 30, 2010; 1:52 PM ET | Comments (6)

Would you get an HIV test at the DMV?

Starting Tuesday, getting tested for HIV in the District will be as easy as renewing a driver's license. In what District officials say is the first effort of its kind nationwide, the city will partner with a nonprofit to offer...

By Abha Bhattarai | September 29, 2010; 7:38 PM ET | Comments (7)

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By Abha Bhattarai | September 29, 2010; 7:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Will a free-trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea help our economy?

After negotiations stalled at the G-20 summit, U.S. and South Korea officials have finally hammered out a free-trade agreement, the largest such deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement in the early 1990s....

By Jodi Westrick | September 29, 2010; 3:31 PM ET | Comments (9)

Are the proposed sanctions against China and other countries fair?

The House of Representatives is set to vote to impose sanctions against China and other countries that manage their currencies to gain a trade advantage, the latest development in an ongoing dispute with China over trade issues....

By Jodi Westrick | September 29, 2010; 3:21 PM ET | Comments (2)

What's your take on the Lingerie Football League?

TRENTON, N.J. -- In the tunnels beneath the stadium, the pre-game locker room and rituals of the Baltimore Charm -- one of this year's expansion teams in the weird and wonderful Lingerie Football League -- offered a whole new version...

By Abha Bhattarai | September 29, 2010; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (26)

Do you text and drive?

A new report shows that laws against texting while driving have had little effect. What about you? Do you text and drive?...

By Andrea Caumont | September 29, 2010; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (4)

How would you describe Michael J. Begier's job?

The national coordinator of the Department of Agriculture's Airport Wildlife Hazards Program is the man who makes troublesome birds go away....

By Local Editors | September 28, 2010; 11:31 PM ET | Comments (7)

The GOP's gay rights dilemma

As polls show that growing numbers of Americans back greater rights for gay men and lesbians, some well-known Republican figures are calling for the party to shift its stances on such issues. But Christian conservatives warn that the GOP could...

By Andrea Caumont | September 28, 2010; 11:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Are you concerned about your emails being wiretapped?

Federal officials are planning to seek legislation that would require social networking companies and voice-over-Internet service providers to adapt their technology so law enforcement agents can monitor users' communications to catch suspected terrorists and other criminals. Read the full story....

By Abha Bhattarai | September 27, 2010; 2:51 PM ET | Comments (7)

Are you a cat or bird person?

In his gardening column, Adrian Higgins writes about bird lovers' worries about cat attacks, and cat lovers' desire to let their cats roam free. Whose side are you on?...

By Jodi Westrick | September 27, 2010; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (60)

What impact will Obama's remarks have on D.C. schools?

On NBC's "Today" show Monday, President Obama said that his daughters could not get the same level of education from D.C. public schools that they receive at the elite private school they attend and that D.C. public schools are "struggling."...

By Andrea Caumont | September 27, 2010; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (44)

Should Bishop Long step down?

Bishop Eddie Long said Sunday that he would fight charges of sexual coercion filed against him by four young men who were members of Long's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church....

By Hal Straus | September 26, 2010; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (105)

 
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