Should US churches lose their tax-exempt status?

There are 335,000 religious congregations in the country that own $600 billion in property—yet they pay no federal, state, local, income, sales, or property tax. This religious tax exemption causes the US to lose $71 billion in potential tax revenue annually. However, supporters of the exemption say keeping churches tax-exempt reinforces the separation between church and state and allows them to d…
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Should we ban clown costumes?

Creepy clown sightings have gotten a little out of hand this year. People dressed as clowns are trying to lure "victims" into the woods. Citizens aren't only terrified, but are taking measures into their own hands. Some folks are petitioning not only to ban clown costumes from Halloween, but altogether... permanently! And several schools have even banned students from dressing up as clowns. But cr…
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Is it body shaming to call out thin people?

Demi Lovato blasted Taylor Swift and any of her friends who don't have "a normal body." Demi said, "it's kind of this false image of what people should look like." While Demi is bringing attention to the unrealistic expectations for women to be skinny, critics think Demi is shaming Taylor and any woman who has a skinnier body type. Does society shame skinnier body types while trying to encourage w…
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Should the US rethink Columbus Day?

The U.S. has honored Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday since 1934, but more cities and states have begun celebrating Indigenous People's Day instead. Critics say Columbus Day celebrations whitewash America's painful history of colonialism, enslavement, and the destruction of Native American cultures. Many point out that Columbus was pretty evil. Supporters say the holiday commemorates an…
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Does WikiLeaks use their powers for good or evil?

Anti-secrecy publisher WikiLeaks marks its 10-year anniversary this week, but not everyone is celebrating. Supporters applaud the organization as whistleblowers who expose classified documents concerning war, spying and corruption. But critics contend their leaks are irresponsible; they're motivated by politics, and they've devolved into a Russian intelligence front. What do you think? Scroll down…
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Funniest horror icon: Freddy Krueger or Chucky?

All of the horror movie monster icons in our bracket are "shit-your-pants" scary, but there are two whose one liners will have you "dying" in laughter. While Freddy Krueger becomes stronger by terrorizing kids in their nightmares, Chucky—a possessed 'Good Guy' doll—has murderous intentions and only wants to become human again. But which horror icon is the most hilariously creative slasher? Read mo…
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Is the Google Pixel an iPhone killer?

Google is coming for the iPhone with its newest flagship phone, the Pixel. The announcement was essentially a roundabout way of saying they copied the iPhone and put Google hardware and Android on it, and it was a convincing pitch. Between Google Assistant, VR, fast charging, unlimited cloud storage, and the better camera, the Pixel is a solid competitor. But is it enough to lure Apple loyalists a…
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Scariest Clive Barker horror icon: Candyman or Pinhead?

No two Clive Barker characters have endured like Candyman and Pinhead. Candyman can be summoned by saying his name five times into a mirror, and is vengeful urban legend steeped in America's painful racial history. Pinhead is a surreal blend of horror and fantasy iconography, who rolls with the world's most terrifying BDSM gang. Both characters are non-corporeal entities capable of gruesome violen…
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Is Ivanka Trump right that being a mom is a woman's most important job?

Donald Trump just released an ad with his daughter Ivanka Trump saying, "the most important job a woman can have is being a mother." It didn't go over well with some. While almost everyone agrees parenting is both important and difficult, many feel disproportionate emphasis is put on women to fulfill the role. Others loved the message and agree wholeheartedly with Ivanka's statement. But what do y…
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Is globalization actually bad?

Globalization got its ass kicked by Britain earlier this year, and has become one of the starring villains of the 2016 US election. Only two years ago, globalization was seen as a force for good around the world. Experts credit globalization for reducing military conflicts and poverty. But a growing number of people are worried globalization does more to enrich the elite than help everyone. What d…
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