January 1st, 2012
02:35 PM ET

Which 2011 event defined America?

In America's blog is about our nation's identity and culture.  Our goal is to be relevant and honest about the world we live in, even when it's difficult, and to answer questions about who we are.  In reporting the events of 2012 we ask what is essential to being American and what is non-negotiable.

Now we invite you to take this poll and select which single event in 2011 defined America the most…

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November 30th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

Poll: Should English be the United States' official language?

Former House Speaker and 2012 presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently shared what he called a “humane” immigration policy; some conservatives call it a step toward amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Gingrich recently laid out more details including stronger border control, a guest worker program, knowing American history as a requirement for citizenship, improving the legal visa system and making deportations easier.

And another thing: He wants to "establish English as the official language of government." What do you think? FULL POST

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