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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Hard tacos or soft tacos: Which are better?

There are two types of people: those who eat soft tacos and others who like hard tacos. Some folks think soft tacos are objectively better in every way, but that hard shell has others hooked. What do you think?…
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Does Ben Affleck suck as 'The Batman'?

Ben Affleck announced that his solo Dark Knight film will be titled "The Batman." The name has some cringing and others pumped. But the real question critics and fans are discussing is whether or not Ben makes a good Batman. There has been outrage since day one over the actor dawning Batsy's cape, but some skeptics actually enjoyed him in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." What do you think? Re…
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Is obesity a disease or a lifestyle choice?

Today, 35.7% of American adults are considered obese, and the prevalence of obesity in children more than tripled from 1971 to 2011. Estimates for obesity-related health care costs in the US range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion per year. The National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and numerous other scientific organizations regard obesity as a disease, yet many sti…
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