From left: Sarah Wesley, Kasia Anderson, Eric Ortiz and Emma Niles.

There are fewer than 50 days until the general election in the United States, and this past week has served as a crucial example of America’s most pressing, unsolved problems. Protests erupted throughout the nation as a spate of police killings brought race relations back to the forefront of the national discussion. The U.S. is fighting to hold on to its international standing, as President Obama demonstrated in a speech given to the United Nations earlier this week. And a series of unrelated attacks this past weekend reignited American fears of domestic terrorist attacks.

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These recent developments represent just a fragment of the pressing political issues the current presidential candidates must address. On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Truthdig editorial team sat down for another live conversation streamed to our Facebook page. But this time, we wanted to hear from you: What are the most pressing problems we, as a nation, face? And more importantly, how do we solve them?

One of our recent polls gives us some idea of the issues you care about. What did we miss? Leave us any questions and comments in the section below. You can watch past editions of Live at Truthdig here.

—Posted by Emma Niles

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