"Weigh-Ins" are no longer an active feature on IWD. Our members expressed a preference for longer dialogues. The content of the previous Weigh-Ins remains on the site for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
Will Women Save the U.S. Economy?: The “Sage of Omaha,” Warren Buffet – bless his heart – wants the U.S. to harness the full potential of women. Please read and comment.
Who should be the next Secretary of State?: If Secretary of State Clinton keeps her resolve to step down, who do you think President Obama should select?
How do we improve the election process?: If you could change one thing about the U.S. election process, what would it be?
Will you vote? When did you make up your mind?: The election is just days away. Will you vote? When did you make up your mind?
How diverse are we...really?: As women, are our professional spheres still populated mostly by men? Statistics show that many career fields still are primarily male or have men at the top.
Wanted: Rational, well-informed gun advocates: IWD tries to present perspectives from all sides. But the recent Weigh-In on gun control was remarkably one-sided in stating a need for more restrictions on gun purchases.
Where do you stand on gun control?: Whenever there's a shooting, both sides of the gun control debate "take up arms." It's a complex topic involving the Second Amendment, the powerful NRA lobby, crime on the streets, and the occasion
A New Twist on "the Model Type": Teen activists are asking magazines not to "photo shop" their models. What is your take on this?
Immigration: What do you think? How do you feel?: This weigh-in asks the question two ways: First, what do you THINK of President Obama’s executive order? Second, how do you FEEL about immigration as an issue?
A Quick Take on "Tribes": Based on an IWD member’s comment on the blending of America and the potential disappearance of our cultural “tribes"... this week’s Weigh-In asks you to think about what “tribe” you identify with and how does it influence you?
The NEXT Big Budget Battle: Congressional Leaders are starting to draw lines in the sand. Considering what we've been through before, what do you want our lawmakers to do?
Mommy Wars and First Ladies: Since Hillary Rosen re-opened the "Mommy Wars" can of worms, the spotlight has been on Ann Romney, and we've had four years to get to know Michelle Obama. What qualities do you admire in each of them?
The Buffett Rule: What do you think of proposed legislation to impose a 30% tax rate on people who make more than $1 million a year?
Rioting as a Form of Celebration: As students rioted in Lexington, Kentucky after the NCAA championship, what does it say about society?
Has the Troubled Economy Troubled You?: Although the U.S. economy seems to be on the mend, the effects of the past three years may linger. Were you or anyone close to you impacted in a significant way?
The Recent Uproar over Rush Limbaugh: Do you listen to Rush on the radio? Do you think he is politically incorrect on purpose? Do you think the recent controversy will impact his career?
The Unconventional Campaign of Herman Cain: When Herman Cain was in the race to become the Republican candidate, he kept things interesting with his consistent messages ("9-9-9") and his controversial style.
Chris Christie’s decision not to run for President in 2012: What is your opinion of him at this point? What qualities or achievements make him Presidential material…or not? Why did he say “no” to running in 2012?
The Best and the Worst of Broadcast News Journalism: What TV or Radio news show/host do you turn to for news and commentary? Who turns you off? (Who have you heard MORE than enough from?)
Michele Bachmann: should her husband's business matter?: After being suggested as someone “Who’s Worth Watching,” Michele Bachmann and her husband’s clinic were the focus of this weigh-in: Should his business matter in her presidential bid?
Sarah Palin: will she run for president?: 1. Will she run for President? -- yes or no 2. If she runs, would you vote for her? -- yes or no 3. What's the one word you'd use to describe her?