Should we raise the alcohol tax?

The federal alcohol tax has not been raised since 1991, and as Republicans attempt to cut taxes without exploding the deficit, some experts argue a modest tax increase would generate some $70.4 billion in revenue over 10 years. It would also discourage people from drinking as much, averting as many as 6,000 deaths per year. But others argue the alcohol tax is nothing more than a sin tax, and peopl…
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Should the U.S. adopt automatic voter registration?

Automatic voter registration already exists in 10 states, and members of Congress want to bring it to the national level. Supporters of automatic voter registration argue it shifts the burden away from the individual and makes it easier for eligible voters to participate in the political process. But opponents argue automatic voter registration violates a citizen's right not to participate in the…
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Lorde's best album: 'Pure Heroine' or 'Melodrama'?

Lorde is turning 21 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and the indie pop superstar is still on the rise. Her highly anticipated sophomore album "Melodrama" dropped nearly four years after her debut "Pure Heroine" became a worldwide phenomenon. Some fans said that she has topped herself with "Melodrama." Others argue "Pure Heroine" is a masterful piece of art. So, which Lorde album is your favorite? 🎤…
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Is Carlos Beltran a first-ballot Hall of Famer?

Señor Octubre is calling it a career. After winning a World Series with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran is retiring at age 40. Many feel his numbers warrant induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first try. Others feel that he was a good player who might make it to Cooperstown, but not on the first ballot. What do you think? ⚾…
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Emma Stone's best movie: 'Easy A' or 'La La Land'?

Emma Stone is now 29 years old, and she's already one of Hollywood's leading ladies. The young starlet won a Best Actress Oscar for her musical turn in "La La Land." But it was her comedic turn in "Easy A" that not only became her breakout role but also secured Emma Stone awards recognition for the first time. Which movie is Emma's best so far? 🌟🎥…
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Who has the best tailgate: Alabama or Auburn?

Sure, everyone gets excited about the Iron Bowl, but tailgating before the actual game is arguably the better event. Alabama and Auburn fans take pride in their respective tailgates, and the two are thrown together this week. The Crimson Tide fires up some of the best barbecue in the country, while Auburn has a friendly atmosphere with a schedule of traditions. Who has the better tailgate? 🏈…
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Will Congress enact stricter gun laws in the wake of the Texas church shooting?

After the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history left 58 people dead and over 500 injured in Las Vegas, another mass shooting in Texas that left at least 26 people dead has many urging Congress to enact stricter gun control laws. Some Democratic members of Congress have already made strong statements advocating for stricter gun control, but Republicans have only offered "thoughts and prayers" t…
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Greatest sax solo of all time: 'Careless Whisper' or 'Baker Street'?

In the '70s and '80s, no great pop song was complete without a super wanky, over-the-top sax solo. We've selected two of music history's best moments of saxual healing—George Michael's unforgettably tragic "Careless Whisper" and Gerry Rafferty's iconic "Baker Street." Both solos are undeniably saxy—but which is the greatest sax solo in pop history? 🎷 🎷 🎷…
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Adele's best hit: 'Rolling in the Deep' or 'Someone Like You'?

Adele's Daydreamers didn't make it to the final round of the Ultimate Fan Army, but the fandom was named the Fan Army Who Makes It Happen. Daydreamers voted on their favorite Adele hits in a Twitter poll—so let's hash it out. "Rolling in the Deep" won the Grammys for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 2012. "Someone Like You" also won a Grammy that year for Best Pop Solo Performance. It's…
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Justin Bieber's best hit: 'Sorry' or 'Love Yourself'?

Beliebers didn't make it to the final round of the Ultimate Fan Army bracket, but the fandom was voted Fan Army with Most Purpose. Beliebers also got to vote on their favorite Justin Bieber hits in a Twitter poll—so let's hash out the pop star's best hit. "Sorry" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and considered Bieber's comeback hit off of "Purpose." "Love Yourself" also went to #1 on the Hot 100 and…
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