PROS AND CONS OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

By Category Topics A-Z

  1. ABORTION – SHOULD ABORTION BE LEGAL?
  2. ACLU – IS THE ACLU GOOD FOR AMERICA?
  3. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VS. FOSSIL FUELS – CAN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EFFECTIVELY REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS?
  4. ANIMAL DISSECTION – SHOULD K-12 STUDENTS DISSECT ANIMALS IN SCIENCE CLASSROOMS?
  5. ANIMAL TESTING– SHOULD ANIMALS BE USED FOR SCIENTIFIC OR COMMERCIAL TESTING?
  6. BANNED BOOKS – SHOULD PARENTS OR OTHER ADULTS BE ABLE TO BAN BOOKS FROM SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES?
  7. BIG THREE AUTO BAILOUT – SHOULD THE BIG THREE CAR MANUFACTURERS BE BAILED OUT BY THE US GOVERNMENT?
  8. BINGE-WATCHING – IS BINGE-WATCHING GOOD FOR YOU?
  9. BORN GAY – IS SEXUAL ORIENTATION DETERMINED AT BIRTH?
  10. BOTTLED WATER BAN – SHOULD BOTTLED WATER BE BANNED?
  11. CELL PHONE RADIATION – ARE CELL PHONES SAFE?
  12. CHURCHES AND TAXES – SHOULD CHURCHES (DEFINED AS CHURCHES, TEMPLES, MOSQUES, SYNAGOGUES, ETC.) REMAIN TAX-EXEMPT?
  13. CLIMATE CHANGE – IS HUMAN ACTIVITY PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE?
  14. COLLEGE EDUCATION – IS A COLLEGE EDUCATION WORTH IT?
  15. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS – SHOULD COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPLACE THE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BCS) WITH A PLAYOFF SYSTEM?
  16. CONCEALED HANDGUNS – SHOULD ADULTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN?
  17. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT – SHOULD CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BE USED IN K-12 SCHOOLS?
  18. CORPORATE TAX RATE & JOBS – DOES LOWERING THE FEDERAL CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE CREATE JOBS?
  19. CUBA EMBARGO – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES MAINTAIN ITS EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA?
  20. DACA & DREAMERS – ARE DACA (DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS) AND THE DREAM ACT GOOD FOR AMERICA?
  21. D.A.R.E. – IS THE D.A.R.E. PROGRAM GOOD FOR AMERICA’S KIDS (K-12)?
  22. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES KEEP DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?
  23. DEATH PENALTY – SHOULD THE DEATH PENALTY BE ALLOWED?
  24. DEFUND THE POLICE – SHOULD POLICE DEPARTMENTS BE DEFUNDED, IF NOT ABOLISHED?
  25. DRINKING AGE – SHOULD THE DRINKING AGE BE LOWERED FROM 21 TO A YOUNGER AGE?
  26. DRONE STRIKES OVERSEAS – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES CONTINUE ITS USE OF DRONE STRIKES ABROAD?
  27. DRUG USE IN SPORTS – SHOULD PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS (SUCH AS STEROIDS) BE ACCEPTED IN SPORTS?
  28. EUTHANASIA & ASSISTED SUICIDE – SHOULD EUTHANASIA OR PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE BE LEGAL?
  29. ELECTION DAY NATIONAL HOLIDAY – SHOULD THE ELECTION DAY BE MADE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?
  30. ELECTORAL COLLEGE – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES USE THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS?
  31. FELON VOTING – SHOULD FELONS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCE (INCARCERATION, PROBATION, AND PAROLE) BE ALLOWED TO VOTE?
  32. FIGHTING IN H0CKEY – SHOULD FIGHTING BE ALLOWED IN HOCKEY?
  33. FREE COLLEGE – SHOULD PUBLIC COLLEGE BE TUITION-FREE?
  34. GAY MARRIAGE – SHOULD GAY MARRIAGE BE LEGAL?
  35. GMOs – SHOULD GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs) BE GROWN?
  36. GOLD STANDARD – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES RETURN TO A GOLD STANDARD?
  37. GOLF – IS IT A SPORT?
  38. GUN CONTROL – SHOULD MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS BE ENACTED?
  39. HISTORIC STATUE REMOVAL – SHOULD HISTORIC STATUES BE TAKEN DOWN?
  40. HOMEWORK – IS HOMEWORK BENEFICIAL?
  41. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA?
  42. INSIDER TRADING BY CONGRESS – SHOULD INSIDER TRADING BY CONGRESS BE ALLOWED?
  43. ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT – WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS TO THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT?
  44. MANDATORY NATIONAL SERVICE – SHOULD THE UNITED STATES HAVE MANDATORY NATIONAL SERVICE?
  45. MARIJUANA FOR PETS – IS CBD GOOD FOR PETS?
  46. MEDICAL MARIJUANA – SHOULD MARIJUANA BE A MEDICAL OPTION?
  47. MILK – IS DRINKING MILK HEALTHY FOR HUMANS?
  48. MINIMUM WAGE – SHOULD THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE BE INCREASED?
  49. NATIONAL ANTHEM PROTESTS – IS REFUSING TO STAND FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AN APPROPRIATE FORM OF PROTEST?
  50. NET NEUTRALITY – SHOULD NET NEUTRALITY BE RESTORED?
  51. OBAMACARE – IS THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (OBAMACARE) GOOD FOR AMERICA?
  52. OBESITY – IS OBESITY A DISEASE?
  53. OLYMPICS – ARE THE OLYMPIC GAMES AN OVERALL BENEFIT FOR THEIR HOST COUNTRIES AND CITIES?
  54. OTC BIRTH CONTROL – SHOULD BIRTH CONTROL PILLS BE AVAILABLE OVER-THE-COUNTER?
  55. PENNY – SHOULD THE PENNY STAY IN CIRCULATION?
  56. POKÉMON – IS POKÊMON GO GOOD FOR OUR SOCIETY?
  57. POLICE BODY CAMERAS – SHOULD POLICE OFFICERS WEAR BODY CAMERAS?
  58. PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADS – SHOULD PRESCRIPTION DRUGS BE ADVERTISED DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS?
  59. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON – WAS BILL CLINTON A GOOD PRESIDENT?
  60. PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN – WAS RONALD REAGAN A GOOD PRESIDENT?
  61. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2008 – WHICH CANDIDATE WOULD MAKE THE BEST US PRESIDENT?
  62. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2012 – WHICH CANDIDATE SHOULD BE US PRESIDENT?
  63. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2016 – WHO SHOULD BE ELECTED US PRESIDENT?
  64. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2020 – WHO SHOULD BE ELECTED US PRESIDENT?
  65. PROSTITUTION – SHOULD PROSTITUTION BE LEGAL?
  66. RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA – SHOULD RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA BE LEGAL?
  67. REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY – SHOULD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAY REPARATIONS TO THE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES?
  68. RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE – SHOULD ALL AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT (BE ENTITLED) TO HEALTH CARE?
  69. SANCTUARY CITIES – SHOULD SANCTUARY CITIES RECEIVE FEDERAL FUNDING?
  70. SANTA MONICA LOCAL ELECTIONS, 2014 – SANTA MONICA LOCAL ELECTIONS, 2014?
  71. SATURDAY HALLOWEEN – SHOULD HALLOWEEN BE MOVED PERMANENTLY TO SATURDAY?
  72. SCHOOL UNIFORMS – SHOULD STUDENTS HAVE TO WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORMS?
  73. SCHOOL VOUCHERS – ARE SCHOOL VOUCHERS A GOOD IDEA?
  74. SOCIAL MEDIA – ARE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES GOOD FOR OUR SOCIETY?
  75. SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION – SHOULD SOCIAL SECURITY BE PRIVATIZED?
  76. STANDARDIZED TESTS – IS THE USE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IMPROVING EDUCATION IN AMERICA?
  77. STUDENT LOAN DEBT – SHOULD STUDENT LOAN DEBT BE EASIER TO DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY?
  78. TABLETS VS. TEXTBOOKS -SHOULD TABLETS REPLACE TEXTBOOKS IN K-12 SCHOOLS?
  79. TEACHER TENURE – SHOULD TEACHERS GET TENURE?
  80. UBER & LYFT – ARE RIDE-HAILING COMPANIES SUCH AS UBER AND LYFT AN OVERALL BENEFIT TO SOCIETY?
  81. UNDER GOD IN THE PLEDGE – SHOULD THE WORDS “UNDER GOD” BE IN THE US PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE?
  82. UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME – IS UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME A GOOD IDEA?
  83. US-IRAQ WAR – SHOULD THE US HAVE ATTACKED IRAQ?
  84. US SUPREME COURT PACKING – SHOULD COURT PACKING THE US SUPREME COURT EVER BE CONSIDERED?
  85. VACCINES FOR KIDS – SHOULD ANY VACCINES BE REQUIRED FOR CHILDREN?
  86. VAPING E-CIGARETTES – IS VAPING E-CIGARETTES SAFE?
  87. VEGETARIANISM – SHOULD PEOPLE BECOME VEGETARIAN?
  88. VIDEO GAMES AND VIOLENCE – DO VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CONTRIBUTE TO YOUTH VIOLENCE?
  89. VOTING AGE – SHOULD THE VOTING AGE BE LOWERED TO16?
  90. VOTING MACHINES – DO ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES IMPROVE THE VOTING PROCESS?
  91. WTC MUSLIM CENTER – IS IT APPROPRIATE TO BUILD A MUSLIM COMMUNITY CENTER (AKA THE ”GROUND ZERO MOSQUE”) NEAR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE?
  92. ZOOS – SHOULD ZOOS EXIST?

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