January 5 – The future of marriage in America.
January 12 – For-profit colleges: Market nice or scam?
January 19 – Are we an over-medicated nation?
January 26 – re Americans too deferential to their military?
February 2 – What is Wahhabism and how does it affect Islam?
Feb 9 – Who Runs the Republican Party?
Feb 16: What can science tell us about good and evil?
Mar 2: Will Pope Francis Transform Catholicism?
March 9: The Changing Definition of Whiteness
March 16: What Causes San Diego’s High Utility Rates?
March 23: Is there a Universal Human Nature?
March 30: How Should We Talk to the “Other Side” About Politics?
April 6: Why did the West “beat the rest?” Was it cultural superiority?
April 13: Why Are So Many rhetorically-Valued Jobs So Low-Paying?
April 20: How Did the Founding Fathers Envision Government’s powers?
April 27: What Did/Does the Sermon On the Mount Mean?
May 4: What is intelligence?
May 11: Assessing Bill Clinton’s presidency.
May 18: How will technology change the nature of work?
May 25: The causes and sociology of modern wars.
June 1: Big Agriculture in the United States.
June 8: Has the Executive Branch Grown Too Powerful?
June 15: Are Free Trade Pacts Like the Trans-Pacific Partnership In Our Interests?
June 22: Is God a Human Invention?
June 29: Who’s To Blame for Iraq and Syria?
July 6: Is there a looming retirement crisis?
July 13: Can science explain the mind?
July 20: Negotiating over Iran’s nuclear program.
July 27: Inequality: Its Causes and the Harm It Does.
Aug 3: Cyber-Security Threats and Responses.
Aug 10: The Politics of Immigration Reform.
Aug 17: Anti-Science Views of the Right and Left.
Aug 24: How Common Are Wrongful Criminal Convictions?
Aug 31: Is the U.S. Financial Sector Finally Tamed?
Sept 28: Americans’ Ignorance About Public Affairs: How Big a Problem?
Oct 5: Climate Change – Are Nations Starting to Cooperate?
Oct 12: Will the U.S. Government Torture Again?
Oct 19: 1st Democratic Presidential Debate Wrap-Up.
Oct 26: The Transgendered in America
Nov 2: Why are so many Americans on government disability programs?
Nov 9: Does America need more or less government regulation of business?
Nov 16: Trumpism: What Is It? How Enduring?
Nov 23: Will We Ever Colonize Space?
Nov 30: Is the UN Worth Having?
Dec 7: Who broke Congress? What if it stays broken?
Dec 14: Do we have a constitutional right to privacy?
Dec 21: The Cold War: What was it about and what did we win?
Dec 28: How is a religion different from a cult?
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