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June 1, 2022  

Will current social, political and economic conditions encourage or discourage the formation of new (or newer) movements and social systems?

▪What, in your view, is the purpose of a government? 

▪︎Is democracy, as we know it, sustainable? Have we outgrown it, or has it outgrown us?

▪︎What do you see as the greatest threats or impediments to American democracy?

▪︎Have you ever switched political parties or been reluctant to openly identify with a party? Why?

May 31, 2022  
Will Joe Biden be re-elected to a second presidential term? What's working in his favor so far? What's not?
 
︎Is it time to mount real intra-party leadership challenges for both parties?  Why? / Why not?
May 25, 2022  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today:

▪︎How to answer a [Leid Stories] question.

▪︎Will current social, political and economic conditions encourage or discourage the formation of new (or newer) movements and social systems?

▪︎What do you see as the greatest threats or impediments to American democracy?

▪︎What, in your view, is the purpose of a government? 

▪︎Is democracy, as we know it, sustainable? Have we outgrown it, or has it outgrown us?

▪︎Have you ever switched political parties or been reluctant to openly identify with a party? Why?

May 24, 2022  
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been banned from receiving the Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion in the archdiocese of San Francisco, its conservative Cardinal Cordileone confirmed over the weekend.
Pelosi, a lifelong Catholic who lives in San Francisco, has been banned from receiving communion because of her support for women's reproductive rights, including abortion, the Cardinal said, noting that the church opposes such a policy.
A spokesman for the church said Pelosi was informed of her communion ban by letter.
 
QUESTIONS:
▪What is the significance of the cardinal's action?
 
▪︎Pros and cons of the fallout.
 
▪︎President Biden, also Catholic, supports a woman's right to choose, but no action has been taken against him. The old double standard
May 24, 2022  

Here's what we're talking about on Leid Stories today:

︎Almost a year and a half in office as the nation's two top leaders -- as President and vice president, respectively, of the United States -- what is your assessment of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris team?

May 24, 2022  
May 19, 2022  
Based on what you have been able to learn from media coverage of the mass killing in Buffalo, N.Y., last Saturday--allegedly by a lone teenage gunman--what do you consider the main stories/issues to be? Explain.
 
May 16, 2022  
The Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting: 
Nobody seems to have real answers or solutions, other than a slew of scrambled-together ideas and "policies" to show that well-intentioned law-enforcement and political responses were attempted. Bottom line: No new ideas so far relating specifically to the killings, but a lot of discussion on the "Great Replacement Theory," which supposedly informed 18-year-old gunman Payton Gendnon's deadly assault on unsuspecting supermarket shoppers on Saturday.
 
What happens now?
 
May 16, 2022  
It's "Free Your Mind Friday" on Leid Stories. 
 
That's when the program becomes an open forum and listeners have their say about a subject or issue that warrants closer attention and/or debate.
 
May 13, 2022  

No cogent answers yet on what, exactly, is the law of the land on women's reproductive rights and why are such laws aimed particularly at women and their presumed  constitutional right to decide whether to bring a pregnancy to term or terminate it.

Many states prefer their own interpretations of the law. 

Roe v. Wade, a 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision,  said that a pregnant woman may decide for herself, without governmental intervention or interference, whether to complete a pregnancy or terminate it. 

Since then, the landmark decision has served as the cornerstone of political movements seeking to overturn it as heresy that will bring about America's eventual destruction.

President Biden, a Catholic, now is in the eye of the political storm on the abortion issue, and many other constituencies have already begun to organize and mobilize against any possibility that Roe v. Wade continues to be the law of the land.

You've had some time to think about where you stand on the issue. So, what are your thoughts? What informs your opinion?

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