For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Is the global warming myth crashing and burning?First we had ClimateGate. Now in the past few days have come numerous revelations about the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change clearly employing junk science to further climate hysteria.Will this lead to a complete unraveling of the IPCC along with even greater public skepticism about man's role in global warming, or can the alarmists recover?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point. Ben Bernanke -- should he or shouldn't he be reconfirmed as Federal Reserve Chairman?Clearly, the stock market wants him to be. After all, much of the market's decline last week was due to fears of him not having enough votes.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the punditry's up in arms over the First Amendment.
Free speech really does mean free speech, and the laws that the "Citizens" ruling overturned directly and heinously restricted the stuff. Forget for the moment the broad characterization of the ruling -- such as The New York Times claim that it "sweep[s] aside a century-old understanding"...We are living in a fragmented media age in which many nontraditional sources are producing journalism, even and especially of the advocacy variety (my opinion magazine, Reason, is funded by a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Why should nonprofit journalism producers -- like the Sierra Club, say -- have to ask for the government's permission to send a political documentary across the airwaves?
Does the Times want a monopoly on political speech?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: DoD's Fort Hood report makes some, er, strange omissions.
Frustrated by the Department of Defense's description of the Fort Hood rampage as an "incident" by an "alleged perpetrator," several members of the House Armed Services Committee wondered if political correctness is besting common sense as the US tries to understand the nature and strategy of its enemies...
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Brown vs. Coakley.Will Brown win on Tuesday, and what happens politically if he does? Will it really be the end of the nation's dreadful move to the left? How will it impact the elections in November? And how will the Obama-loving media respond?