The Burning Question

The Burning Question
A discussion of one important question by the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board
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…