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TCI Street Poll: Should we kill the death penalty?

House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann and Sen. Morgan Carroll are angling to repeal the state death penalty and direct the estimated $370,000 cost savings to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Cold Case Homicide Team. Will Colorado follow New Mexico's lead? Gov. Bill Richardson abolished the death penalty Wednesday and replaced it with life without parole for the most heinous crimes. <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/new-mexico-becomes-15th-state-to-ban-death-penalty-in-25-years-156100/">New Mexico becomes 15th state to ban death penalty. In 25 years:</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts below the fold

TCI Street Poll: How would you rate your media confidence?

Following the Jon Stewart-Jim Cramer "Brawl Street" debate broadcast on The Daily Show Thursday night, what's your opinion of the news media's ability to reflect the events of the day? <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/overall-how-confident-are-you-in-the-media-155036/">Overall, how confident are you in the media?</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts below the fold.

TCI Street Poll: Will housing stimulus turn America into ‘nation of...

Douglas McIntyre at TIME complains that President Barack Obama's housing stimulus plan will keep struggling homeowners in modified mortgages for ultimately valueless homes effectively making them renters. But I ask: When are Americans going to accept responsibility for the risks inherent in making financial investments, including homeownership? Why is that Obama's fault? <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/claim-obama-plan-to-fix-housing-would-turn-us-into-nation-of-renters-149970/">Claim: Obama plan to fix housing would turn US into nation of renters.</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your comments below the fold.

TCI Street Poll: Wither ye moderate Republicans?

Commemorating Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, Michael Lind of the New America Foundation writes:
Nobody with Lincoln's religious and political beliefs could be a conservative Republican on the bicentennial of Lincoln's birthday. Until a generation ago, someone who thought the way Lincoln did could still find a home among the moderate Republicans of the Northeast and Midwest. But today Lincoln Republicans have been driven out of the Republican Party by an alliance of the religious right and free-market fundamentalists.
<a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/do-moderates-have-a-voice-in-the-gop-148730/">Do moderates have a voice in the GOP?</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below.

TCI Street Poll: Do you suffer layoff survivors’ guilt?

It's not just those getting the pink slips that are cryin' the blues. Colleagues left behind in the latest round of nationwide job cuts are feeling it too. <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/after-the-layoffs-youre-still-employed-you-feel-mostly-146976/">After the layoffs, you're still employed. You feel mostly:</a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below.

TCI Street Poll: Unemployment set for record increase?

The Colorado Dept of Labor and Employment is expected to release the latest state jobless figures today and by all indications it won't be good news. Nationally, 65,000 jobs were eliminated on Monday amid gloomy reports from manufacturers and the tech sector. <a href="http://buzzdash.com/polls/jobless-claims-soar-to-26-year-high-have-we-hit-bottom-144984/">Jobless claims soar to 26-year high. Have we hit bottom? </a> | <a href="http://buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below.

TCI Street Poll: A new political breeze in the air?

The inauguration of President Barack Obama ushers in a new federal administration. Are you optimistic that transpartisan politics will take hold? <a href="http://buzzdash.com/polls/will-the-tone-of-american-politics-change-under-obama-144270/">Will the tone of American politics change under Obama?</a> | <a href="http://buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below.

TCI Street Poll: Religion in the news

The Rick Warren kerfluffle and Focus on the Family layoffs aside, it was a big year for religion news. What do you think was the top story? <a href="http://buzzdash.com/polls/which-of-these-2008-religion-stories-was-most-significant-138050/">Which of these 2008 religion stories was most significant?</a> | <a href="http://buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below the fold.

TCI Street Poll: Why are there so few black Republican leaders?

The Colorado General Assembly begins its 2009 legislative session today on a historical note. Democrats Senate President Peter Groff and Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll are the nation's first African Americans to lead tandem chambers of a state legislature during the same session. With President-elect Barack Obama winning 95 percent of the black vote on Nov. 4 what are the Republican Party's prospects of wooing African American candidates, activists and voters to the highest echelons of the GOP. <a href="http://buzzdash.com/polls/lack-of-african-americans-in-republican-leadership-more-due-to-141755/">Lack of African Americans in Republican leadership more due to:</a> | <a href="http://buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below the fold.

TCI Street Poll: Happy days are here again?

As the U.S. enters what will undoubtedly be a tempestuous new year, what's your prediction for the state of the national economy on Jan. 1, 2010? <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com/polls/a-year-from-now-the-us-economy-will-be-139565/">A year from now, the US economy will be: </a> | <a href="http://www.buzzdash.com">BuzzDash polls</a> Add your thoughts in the comments below the fold.