Loath as I am to correct a kitty-cat, “begging the question” is NOT the same as raising a question. (Look it up if you need to.) But the error is becoming so common nowadays I fear it will eventually make it into the dictionaries, much as how “snuck” has displaced “sneaked” in my lifetime. Of course English is free to evolve, but not always for the better.
February 26, 2016