Should sex work be decriminalized?

Americans spend more than $14 billion on prostitution annually, but it's still illegal in most of the United States. Instead of curbing the industry, prohibition makes the sex trade profitable for those who exploit it and dangerous for workers. Many say decriminalization will give sex workers much-needed rights and protect them from violence. But others argue all sex work is exploitation, and say...
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Is ICE an inhumane agency?

Reports of the Trump administration sending "tender age" children and babies to detention centers has many outraged, and some are calling for ICE to be abolished entirely. Critics argue ICE is an inhumane agency that functions as a modern-day Gestapo. Plus, it was created less than 20 years ago, so it shouldn't be that hard to eliminate now. But others argue the work ICE does is incredibly...
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Should the U.S. take in more refugees or fewer?

The global refugee crisis has worsened in recent years, with an estimated 68.5 million people displaced due to conflict or persecution. Anti-immigration hardliners argue asylum seekers should be denied entry into the U.S. until all Americans are taken care of. Some worry terrorists and gang members could sneak in among the refugees. But others say America is strong and wealthy enough to take in...
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Does Vladimir Putin own President Trump?

In a 2016 debate, Hillary Clinton accused then-candidate Donald Trump of being Vladimir Putin's puppet. Critics scoffed, but many political observers say her charge is no conspiracy theory. Trump has praised Putin, defended Russian aggression in Ukraine and Crimea, proposed inviting Russia back into the G-7and created rifts with our Western allies. But his supporters scoff that Trump-Russia is...
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Should schools honoring Confederate leaders be renamed after Barack Obama?

An elementary school in Virginia named after a prominent Confederate figure will be renamed after former President Barack Obama. The school argues the name change is meant to reflect the ideals consistent with those of the students. The school is 90 percent African American and who better than our first black president to replace a Confederate leader? But others believe the name change erases our...
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Is America becoming a fascist state?

President Trump has many worried that fascism is rising in America. From praising authoritarian dictators, calling the free press "the enemy of the people," dehumanizing migrants by calling them "animals" who "infest our Country" and imprisoning migrant children in cages, historians warn we've seen this pattern from totalitarian leaders before. Others say drawing parallels to Nazi Germany is...
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Do we really need a Space Force?

President Trump announced his plan to establish a sixth branch of the armed forces dedicated to protecting Americans... in space. Critics argue the Space Force is unnecessary and would be a buraucratic nightmare. We should really worry about protecting people on planet Earth first. But Trump insists the Space Force will be “great not only in terms of jobs and everything else" but "great for the...
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Should DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resign?

After Kirstjen Nielsen held a press conference in which she showed callousness toward children being separated from their parents at the border, many called on the DHS Secretary to step down. Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein believe Nielsen should resign over her "lack of transparency" and "record of misleading statements." But others have come to the defense of Nielsen, arguing...
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Should Fox News fire Laura Ingraham?

Fox News host Laura Ingraham caused controversy after she claimed detention centers holding migrant children separated from their parents were "essentially summer camps." Ingraham got in trouble earlier this year when she taunted Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected from colleges, leading to a boycott of her advertisers. Some say enough is enough, Ingraham should be taken off...
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Should America make English its official language?

Conservatives have urged President Trump to designate English as the official language of the United States, arguing it is the true American language. Anyone who wants to become an American or participate in U.S. society should speak the language—or get out. Critics say designating English as the official language is an age-old way to marginalize immigrants. Dutch, German, Spanish and French...
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