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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Trump Administration Labels BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Movement as Anti-Semitic
11/19/2020 -

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced measures to counter the BDS movement, stating in a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “We want to stand with all other nations that recognize the BDS movement for the cancer that it is, and we’re committed to combating it.”

Four New Legal Recreational Marijuana States
11/10/2020 -

Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalized recreational marijuana in the Nov. 2020 election

Mississippi and South Dakota Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana
11/10/2020 -

South Dakota voters also legalized recreational marijuana, the first state to legalize both simultaneously.

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