FOX Fan wants to know YOUR opinion on the hottest issues.
||Extend Airport Runways?
Last week’s deadly accident in which a Boeing 737 slid off the end of a snowy runway brought renewed demands for buffer zones or other safety measures at hundreds of U.S. airports. A new federal law seeks to encourage more airports to build safety systems or extend their runway barriers. Read more.
Do you agree with a law that would extend airport runways? Give this an Up or Down vote.
||Should We Control Weather?
After a brutal year of extreme and deadly weather, lawmakers are looking for ways to beat Mother Nature. And while it's still a bit of a long shot, Uncle Sam could be called in to sponsor research to find ways to blast dangerous storms out of the sky or put rain clouds over parched land. Read more.
Should we try to control Mother Nature? Give this an Up or Down vote.
||Would You Save “Tookie’s” Life?
Clemency is likely the only avenue available to spare Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams' life for killing four people 26 years ago. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will make the decision whether the execution should be carried out or thrown out. Read more.
Would you save “Tookie?” Give clemency an Up or Down vote.
||Recruiting on Campus
Several top law schools claim that the government has violated their First Amendment rights by requiring them to assist military recruiters on campus. The Supreme Court will decide whether the government may pull funding from universities if their law schools do not host Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps recruiters on campus.
Should the government pull funding from academic institutions that turn away military recruiters? Give this an Up or Down vote.
||Protect the Flag?
Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) has proposed new legislation that would outlaw flag-trashing without addressing the issue of a Constitutional amendment to ban it. The bill makes it illegal for a protester to desecrate the flag as an intimidation tactic, light somebody else's flag on fire, or destroy the flag on federal property.
Do you agree with Senator Bennett's anti-flag-burning bill? Give it an Up or Down vote.
||Scissors on Planes
The government's proposal to allow small scissors and some other sharp objects back onto airliners is causing an uproar among flight attendants, families of victims of the Sept. 11 hijackings and several lawmakers. Read more here.
Do you agree with the TSA plan that would allow airline passengers to carry scissors, wrenches and screwdrivers? Give this an Up or Down vote.
||World’s First Face Transplant?
Doctors in France say they have performed the world's first partial face transplant by performing an operation on a woman disfigured by a dog bite. The 38-year-old woman had a nose, lips and chin grafted onto her face from a brain-dead donor whose family gave consent. Read more here.
Do you agree with this medical breakthrough? Share your thoughts and give this type of radical medicine an Up or Down vote.
||Can Separate Beds Save Marriage?
Does your partner snore or fidget through all hours of the night? A new study reveals that 31 percent of couples are changing their sleep habits because of a mate's sleep problems. Read more here.
Do you think sleeping apart helps or hurts a relationship? Give separate beds an Up or Down vote.
||New Anti-Terror Tactic
Miami police have announced that they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant. Read more here.
Do you give this aggressive anti-terror tactic an Up or Down vote?
||Eliminating Birthright Citizenship
Birthright citizenship is the right in which babies born in the United States, even to parents in the country illegally, automatically become American citizens. Critics call them anchor babies, and say the laws should be changed to prevent automatic citizenship that could, in the end, reward illegal immigrants. Read more here.
Do you give the bill denying birthright citizenship an Up or Down vote?
|Vatican Gay Stance
The Vatican says homosexuals who are sexually active or support "gay culture" are unwelcome in the priesthood unless they have overcome their homosexual tendencies for at least three years, according to a church document posted on the Internet by an Italian Catholic news agency. Read more here.
Do you give the Vatican’s decision an Up or Down vote? Tell us.
|Xbox 360 Frenzy
People braved long lines overnight to be the first to own the new Microsoft Xbox 360. The new console plays high-definition games, music, DVDs, displays photos, and is the center of a strategy for Microsoft's new online initiative called Windows Live. Read more here.
Xbox 360: Microsoft hype or the real deal? Tell us if you give the new console an Up or Down vote.
|Tax Breaks for P.R.?
Sen. Hillary Clinton is the sole sponsor of a bill that would pay out $50 million in tax refunds over the next 10 years to the citizens of Puerto Rico. Under the bill, residents would be entitled to child-credit refunds on Social Security and Medicare taxes — even though they pay no federal income tax.
Do you give this Puerto Rico tax refund an Up or Down vote.
|Jail or No Jail for Russell Crowe?
Actor Russell Crowe avoided jail time by pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for throwing a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June. A judge sentenced the star to a conditional discharge, which means he must not get arrested for one year.
How would you have sentenced the Oscar-winning star? Tell us if you give jail time for Crowe an Up or Down vote.
|Pop a Pill for Curly Hair?
For the first time, scientists say they’ve discovered what controls the follicle shape of your hair. This breakthrough is expected to spawn a wave of pharmaceuticals that will allow users to choose between straight, wavy and curly hair.
Would you take drugs to change the style of your hair? Give this an Up or Down vote.
Pentagon officials have acknowledged that white phosphorus, a substance that can cause painful burn injuries when exposed to human flesh, was used as a weapon against insurgent strongholds during the battle of Fallujah last November. Though the U.S. has not violated any international weapons laws, some are questioning if such an extreme measure was necessary.
Do you think white phosphorus, and weapons like it, are necessary in the war on terror? Give this an Up or Down vote.
|Supreme Court TV?
Senate mulls a bill that would give media members access to federal court proceedings despite justices' resistance.
Should the Supreme Court allow cameras, tape recorders or electronic devices into their chambers or courtroom? Read more and tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
|Oil Drilling in Alaska
The House has abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling, quashing President Bush’s top energy priority and scoring a major victory for environmentalists.
Would you allow oil companies to tap Alaska’s resources? Read more and tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
|Still Eating Chicken?
Kentucky Fried Chicken and other chicken-based businesses are looking into campaigns to keep Americans flocking to their poultry products.
Is a potential avian flu outbreak in America keeping you away from chicken? Let us know if chicken gets an Up or Down vote on your dinner table!
|Mile "High" Mistake?
Denver residents over 21 years old are now legally permitted to carry up to an ounce of marijuana. Seattle and Oakland, CA already have laws making possession the lowest law enforcement priority. Read more.
Do you think marijuana drug laws are becoming too lax? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
|NASA Misspending YOUR Money?
Several government auditors have testified that NASA has made little progress in accounting for how it spends taxpayer money. With a $100 billion plan to put humans back on the Moon by 2018, many lawmakers fear the agency's finances are so jumbled that there is great risk for fraud and abuse.
Should NASA scrap the program until they fix their accounting woes? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
|Should Bush Bring 20K Troops Home For Christmas?
Sen. John Kerry says yes if the December parliamentary elections in Iraq are successful.
Let us know if you'd give Kerry's plan an Up or Down vote.
|Halloween Curfew for Sex Offenders
New Jersey sex offenders who face supervision under Megan's Law will be confined to their homes after 7p.m. on Halloween, under orders NOT to answer the door when trick-or-treaters come calling.
Should other states follow suit? Let us know if you give the sex offender curfew an Up or Down vote.
|Three Rings of Terror?
A long battle continues between animal rights activists and circuses over the treatment of performance animals, specifically elephants. Over a dozen U.S. communities have already banned the circus from visiting.
How would you vote on a law banning animal performances — Up or Down?
|Protect Gun Industry From Lawsuits?
Congress has passed a bill that protects the firearm manufacturers and retailers from massive crime-victim lawsuits. If signed by President Bush as expected, six pending lawsuits by local governments will be dismissed.
Do you agree with Congress’s decision? Tell us if you give bill an Up or Down vote.
|Extend Paid Maternity Leave?
A government proposal in England would increase paternity leave to six months for new dads, allowing parents to share the 12 months of leave currently offered to mothers. In the U.S., paid maternity/paternity leave is NOT federal law.
Tell us if you give this proposal an Up or Down vote in the U.S. and why.
|Illegal Immigration Solution?
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX-R) has introduced a new bill that would give state and local law enforcement the power to detain, arrest and prosecute illegal immigrants in Texas. Currently, local police can only report the matter to federal authorities.
Do you think giving local authorities more power will help cure this national security problem? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote and why.
Apple introduced a new iPod on Wednesday that is capable of playing everything from TV shows to music videos. Now that the dust has settled from the big announcement, we want to know if you really want video on your iPod.
Read more here and tell us if you give the new electronic device an Up or Down vote and why.
|Behind the Counter
With flu season around the corner many stores are pulling common cold medications such as Tylenol and Sudafed from shelves. They are being placed behind counters to prevent drug users from making homemade methamphetamine.
Should the purchase of “everyday” medications be supervised? Tell us if you give this an Up or Down vote.
|Going Broke Becomes More Expensive
The biggest bankruptcy overhaul in 25 years will impact the process by charging higher fees, extending the filing process, and disqualifying some people from filing altogether.
Creditors say the new law will reduce fraud, while some believe it will limit options for those struck by illness, job loss or divorce.
Tell us if you give tougher bankruptcy laws an Up or Down vote.