Do you think the president’s address will be a unifying one that will help move the country forward?
Monday, February 11
Advanced information from the various news organizations indicates that President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday will be different to his inaugural address last month. According to ABC News, it is expected to focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will outline new initiatives. He is, however, expected to touch on immigration, gun violence and climate change. ABC News reports that new initiatives will call for more spending to get the economy moving, but the spending is expected to be modest and will likely be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. What are you looking for in the president’s speech and what do you think he could say to help unify the country?
A lot of folks are talking about the parents of the three-month-old who was injured during the Colorado movie theater shootings last week. Are they wrong for having a baby at a midnight showing? What do you think?
Last Friday, a lone shooter killed 12 people and injured many others during a midnight showing of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Upon hearing the news, our country was saddened and outraged. It sparked debates about gun control (and I’ve had about enough of it on my Facebook page—can we please get back to cute pictures of your kids and funny stories from your day?) and personal freedoms in our country. Conversations are ongoing about what many believe to be deficiencies in mental health care in our country. Are sick people getting the help they need to prevent tragedies like this? Another conversation is taking off as a result of the tragic news, and it’s a heated one. As a country, we were horrified to hear that a three…