January 4: Is China destined to be our adversary?
Jan 11: Is conservatives’ “religious conscience” movement our new culture war?
Jan 18: Solutions to California’s water woes.
Jan 25: Does the U.S. need universal national service for young people?
Feb 1: Is U.S. democracy at risk of unravelling?
Feb 8: Do neoconservatives still control GOP foreign policy?
Feb 15: What does socialism mean today?
Feb 22: Is America’s safety really at risk?
Feb 29: Dissolving the glue – Is Americans’ trust in each other in decline?
March 7: Would a female president govern differently?
March 14: Is Russia turning fascist?
March 21: Fear-Mongering As a Political Strategy.
March 28: Is “Political Correctness” a Real Problem?
April 11 : Sources of Islamist Radicalism.
April 18: The Supreme Court and the 2016 Election.
April 25: When Is Civil Disobedience Justified?
May 2: Thomas Jefferson and His Legacy.
May 9: Why Have U.S Race Relations Deteriorated Lately?
May 16: Are There Any Universal Religious Principles?
May 23: Is Our Juvenile Criminal Justice System Working?
May 30: What Is a “Just War?”
June 6: Better Ways to Police the Police?
June 13: Sanders & Trump: What Does Populism Mean Now?
June 20: What If Great Britain Leaves the E.U.?
June 27: Whatever Happened To the Boat People?
July 4: What Does Today’s SciFi Say About Us?
July 11: Are Californians Environmentally Over-Regulated?
July 18: Native Americans: Who’s Protecting Their Interests?
July 25: Trump: Win, Lose, or Lose and Destroy the GOP?
Aug 1: How Far Left Will the Democratic Party Move?
Aug 8: Is Obamacare working? What comes next?
Aug 15: Does the historical Jesus matter?
Aug 22: Why has economic productivity growth stagnated?
Aug 29: Do govt anti-poverty programs work?
Sept 5: Which Obama Achievements Will Endure?
Sept 12: Are Science and Religion Inherently In Conflict?
Sept 19: Raise the Minimum Wage?
Sept 26: [Topic postponed until Nov 28, 2016]
Oct 3: What Should American Children Be Taught About History?
Oct 10: Is the U.S. death penalty on its way out?
Oct 17: November’s ballot propositions.
Oct 24: Fox News at 20: How has it changed America?
Oct 31: Franken-future: Will Transhumanism improve our species genetically?
Nov 7: Feminism’s successes, failures, and next wave.
Nov 14: Trump: Who is to blame; is it a movement?
Nov 21: What is “cultural literacy” in the USA?
Nov 28: How do progressives interpret the Constitution?
Dec 5: Will the 21st century be the Asian Century?
Dec 12: What kind of a future does the news media have?
Dec 19: Is worldwide democracy the new Manifest Destiny?
Dec 26: What is progressive religion?
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