AirTalk for September 12, 2013

In today’s New York Times, an op ed on the potential of U.S. military action in Syria has a surprising byline: Vladimir V. Putin. Yes, that Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia. In the opinion piece, he lays out his argument against America acting alone on Syria, urging international cooperation. “Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy,” Putin wrote, “but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan ‘you’re either with us or against us.’”
Should there be a junk food ban on food stamps?
A lawmaker in Tennessee has proposed a legislation that would ban people from using their food stamps on buying junk food. The Healthy Food Choices Act, H.R. 3073, forwarded by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) revives an age-old debate on whether conditions should be placed on how money from the government should be spent.
Should parents receive letters about their children's weight?

Should schools send 'fat letters' to parents? (Poll)

Do you think parents should be notified of BMI Test Results? Do schools have a responsibility to monitor their students health?
US President Barack Obama speaks during
It's been a month of intense political maneuvering on the part of President Obama to deal pretty much with a no-win situation in Syria. On top of that, domestic support for a military strike against Syria has been tepid at best. How has the Syria conflict impacted your perception of the President?
 Is sexual expression intrinsic to gay pride parades?

Dallas Gay Pride Parade to enforce dress code?

Some gay-rights activists in Texas are outraged that the Dallas pride parade will enforce dress rules at this Sunday's parade. Local activist, Daniel Scott Cates, wrote a scathing web post saying organizers want everyone to "cover up" to make the parade more "family friendly."
 How do you teach your kids Spanish – by starting them out on it at home or making sure they study it in school?

The future of Spanish in America

To Californians, it’s no surprise that Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. today. There are already more than 37 million Spanish speakers nationally and their numbers are growing quickly, up 233% since 1980.
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