The Burning Question

The Burning Question
A discussion of one important question by the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board
10: Is America really all full when it comes to immigrants?
Apr 12 • 19 min
No, America isn’t full. But is the president on to something when he plays to the fears of his most loyal voters. Michael Lindenberger, the Chronicle’s deputy opinion editor, and editorial writer Luis Carrasco discuss the changes that have left so many…
EXCLUSIVE: How can we be sure Alfred Dewayne Brown is innocent?
Mar 5 • 56 min
Special prosecutor John Raley spent 10 months investigating whether former death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown needed to be re-indicted or whether he was “actually innocent” in the 2003 murder of Houston police officer Charles R. Clark. Raley tells…
8: How should the Catholic Church address the sex abuse scandal?
Jan 29 • 31 min
Scandal involving pedophile priests and elaborate coverups festers within the Catholic Church. To understand why scandal persists and what should be done to fully address it, we talk to Anastasiya Zavyalova, who specializes in reputation management of…
7: What does the MAGA-kid story tell us about America?
Jan 25 • 30 min
When we look at the videos of the white Catholic high school kids in MAGA hats in the National Mall, we see different things. Cruel hecklers disrespecting a Native American veteran. Innocent victims of a black hate group spewing toxic insults. Pawns of a…
6: What’s so wrong with asking about citizenship status on the 2020 Census?
Jan 24 • 14 min
Members of the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board weigh in on the court decision that rocked the border debate when a federal judge declared last week that the Trump Administration’s decision to include the question on the next census illegal. The decision…
5: Is there a crisis at the border?
Jan 9 • 23 min
After President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer had their dueling national addresses Tuesday night, Houston Chronicle editorial board deputy editors Michael Lindenberger and Evan Mintz weigh in on the…
4: Is Beto O’Rourke too conservative or too liberal?
Dec 24, 2018 • 36 min
Members of the Houston Chronicle editorial board discuss O’Rourke’s political future and specifically address the concerns raised in op-eds by Andrew White, Dan Derozier, Billy Freeland and Elizabeth Bruenig.
3: How does detaining children hurt the Americans who guard them?
Dec 13, 2018 • 28 min
Decades in, scandal involving pedophile priests and elaborate coverups still festers within the Catholic Church like an open wound. Law enforcement officials recently raided the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston for evidence on a Conroe priest accused of…
2: Was George. H. W. Bush an underrated or an overrated president?”
Dec 6, 2018 • 35 min
We get a little heated debating this one. Bush was roundly respected as a statesman and a family man who conducted himself with integrity. So why did he fail to win a second term in the White House? In the wake of Bush’s passing, Houston Chronicle…
1: Why does Jim Acosta deserve a White House press pass?
Nov 16, 2018 • 21 min
The White House revoked press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, after a testy exchange with President Trump during a Nov. 7 press conference. What are the implications for the press? Does a reporter have a right to challenge the President? Are…