The National Organization of Women and the good-government group Common Cause formally asked the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics to look into the circumstances surrounding Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and Silver's decision to quietly settle an earlier complaint against the Brooklyn Democrat with a $103,000 payment. Do you support such an investigation?
Education officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have announced that – starting September 1st - public schools in the city will provide condoms to students as young as 12. It’s part of an effort to fight high rates of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases in the city. Is this a good idea?
This year, Congress directed the Federal Aviation Authority to open up this country’s civilian air space to drones by 2015. There are already some 300 federal permits to fly them. This has brought up immediate concerns by privacy advocates. A trade group of drone manufacturers and operators has released a voluntary code of conduct for domestic drone missions. But is it enough? Are you comfortable with unmanned aerial drones flying over your neighborhood?