Jim Schowalter: Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget. Former deputy and assistant commissioner. Former Minnesota state budget director. Former regional economist at HUD and budget officer at the US Office of Management and Budget.
Does Ariz. shooting reflect state of political debate? In the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, some Americans are wondering if the gunman might have been influenced by an atmosphere of increasingly angry political rhetoric. Or was this simply a senseless violent act by a disturbed individual? The BBC's World Have Your Say invites listeners from around the world to share their thoughts on this debate.12:00 p.m.