Here, on Inauguration Day, they look ahead to President George W Bush's second term.
We asked our panellists: What do you expect from President Bush's second term? What do you think of the president's choices in his reshuffled cabinet?
We also want to hear what you think, so send us your comments using the form after each person's views.
The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section of people as possible and may not be representative of wider US public opinion.