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Are Social Networking Sites Good for Our Society?
5/10/2017 -

We are proud to announce 23 pro and 23 con arguments about social media in our newly updated website. Did you know that Americans spend more than 120 billion minutes on social media each month? Did you know that 10% of people under 25 check social media during sex?

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Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?
5/10/2017 -

Take a look at both sides of this debate with quotes from President Donald Trump (Pro), The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Con), Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (Pro), and US Senator Robert Menendez (Con), among other experts and organizations.

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Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?
5/1/2017 -

Delve into the drones debate with pro and con quotes from former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden (Pro), former Army Reserves Colonel Ann Wright (Con), Sen. John McCain (Pro), and former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair (Con).

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Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?
4/26/2017 -

Explore both sides of this debate via quotes from politicians such as Representatives Pete King (pro) and Nancy Pelosi (con), journalists such as Daniel Horowitz (pro) and the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board (con), and experts such as former Homeland Security official Matt Mayer (pro) and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin (con).

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Should People Become Vegetarian?
4/21/2017 -

Examine the pros and cons with quotes from the North American Vegetarian Society (Pro), chef Anthony Bourdain (Con), film director James Cameron (Pro), and Bill Gates (Con), among other experts and organizations.

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West Virginia Becomes 29th US State to Legalize Medical Marijuana
4/21/2017 -

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (D) signed SB 386 into law on Apr. 19, 2017, allowing the use of non-smoked medical marijuana for conditions to be approved by the newly created West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission.

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13 States with Pending Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana
4/17/2017 -

– Thirteen US states, including several in the South, are currently considering legislation that would legalize medical marijuana, while bills in Kansas, Mississippi, and Virginia have failed this year.

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Should Prostitution Be Legal?
4/11/2017 -

Examine the pros and cons with quotes from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Pro), the US Department of State (Con), Jeanne LoCicero, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU of New Jersey (Pro), and research and clinical psychologist Dr. Melissa Farley (Con), among other experts and organizations.

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Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
4/7/2017 -

Examine both sides of the debate with quotes from President Donald Trump (Pro), Pope Francis (Con), Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County District Attorney (Pro), and the ACLU (Con).

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