The Afghanistan dilemma

    While the world’s financial future is being debated in Pittsburgh at the G-20 summit, Americans are weighting the pros and cons of sending new troops to Afghanistan.

    While the world’s financial future is being debated in Pittsburgh at the G-20 summit, Americans are weighting the pros and cons of sending new troops to Afghanistan. Looking at a clearer demographic portrait of supporters and detractors in the ongoing health care reform debate. All that and the President as a media star, in this week’s What Are We Thinking with Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll and WHYY’s Dave Heller.
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    This week on What Are We Thinking:

    – New data on public support for the idea of sending new U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

    – Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House. Any signs the tarnished Republican image is recovering?

    – What are Americans thoughts on “big government?”

    – And more

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