Topics 2013

January 7 – What if we legalized marijuana?

January 14 – Comparing liberal and conservative principles.

January 21 – Are democracy and overpopulation compatible?

January 28 – How – and when – will the Republican Party moderate?

February 4 –   Baby Boomers: Heroes or Villians?

Februay 11 – Who do “right-to-work” laws really work for?

February 18 – Mega-Churches’ Effects On U.S. Politics.

February 25 – Conscience Clauses: When Should Strong Belief Exempt People From the Law?

March 4  –  Will the Supreme Court. Weaken the Voting Rights Act?

March 11 – What Is a Politics for the “Working Class?”

March 18 – Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court

March 25 – What is a psychiatric disorder?  Is the definition now too broad?

April  1 – Causes of America’s Islamophobia?

April  8 – Why do great nations fail?  Will we?

April  15 – How do America Jews’ faith inform their political views?

April 22 – How bad will climate change be in 20 years?  Will we act?

April 29 – School vouchers – Solution or scam?

May 6 – Immigration reform – What would work?

May 13 –  North Korea: How Will This (and the Regime) End?

May 20 – California prison reforms: Will they work?

May 27 – Cheap or dear: The high price of America’s discount culture?

June 3 – [Note:  This was postponed] The Voting wars:  How can we protect and/or expand the right to vote?

June 10 – What should Pope Francis do to revitalize Catholicism?

June 17 – The future of San Diego politics.

June 24 –  Are professional sports harming our society?

July 1 – Does gender equality depend on reproductive freedom?

July 8 – Obamacare update:  Will it be implemented right?

July 15 –  Are the Culture Wars Finally Dying?

July 22 – What are the Merits  of Using Covert Action Abroad?

July 29 – Are Americans Puritans or Libertines?

Aug 5 – The Politics and Peril of Legalizing Marijuana.

Aug 12 –  Can We Achieve Energy Independence?

Aug 19 – Should America Have FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights?

Aug 26 – Why is the Left Ascendant in Latin America?

Sept 2 – Do America’s corporate elite deserve all of this criticism?

Sept 9 – Why does the GOP keep threatening default and government shutdown?

Sept 16 – Are racial- and ethnically-based politics making a comeback in the U.S.?

Sept 23 – Our surveillance state: Who’s watching the watchers?

Sept 30 – Which morals should be taught in our schools?

Oct 7 – Why does U.S. poverty keep getting worse?

Oct 14 – Did we have to drop the atomic bombs on Japan?

Oct 21 – Are our schools preparing kids for the 21st century?

Oct 28 – After Bernanke: How should the Federal Reserve help the country?

Nov 4 – Looming state/local government debt crises.

Nov 11 – The “Munich analogy:”  Are appeasement and anti-appeasement still alive?

Nov – 18 – The future of American gender roles.

Nov 25 – Are we too pessimistic about America’s economic future?

Dec 2 – How will the Millennial generation change our politics?

Dec 9 – Can Americans afford the retirement security they expect?

Dec 16 – Should the Government Still Be Promoting Home Ownership?

Dec 23 – What Are Christian Ethics For the 21st Century?

Dec 30 – U.S. Foreign Policy After the War On Terror.

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