Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

After another fatal police shooting of an unarmed woman—who called 911 for help—activists are once again calling for mandatory body cameras on all police officers. Supporters say recording encounters between citizens and cops reduces police violence and protects officers by providing supervisors, judges, and reporters objective evidence of incidents. But skeptics point out body cameras are costly…

Will you miss Sean Spicer?

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned and the Internet is having a field day. Many say good riddance; Spicer was a national joke, pilloried for his jaw-dropping gaffes, angry middle-school vice-principal demeanor, and lying on his first day on the job. Others will miss Sean. His briefings were entertaining AF, Melissa McCarthy's "Saturday Night Live" impression of him was comedy gol…

Who are the real snowflakes: Liberals or conservatives?

The Guardian called "snowflake" the defining insult of 2016. Originally from "Fight Club," conservatives began using the term to vilify liberals who decry micro-aggressions while demanding safe spaces and trigger warnings. But lefties have been hurling the insult back, saying right-wingers who make scenes over airplane seats and refuse to show up to their own town halls are the thin-skinned ones.…

Should Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign?

Jeff Sessions was one of Donalds Trump's earliest and most ardent supporters. But in a recent New York Times interview, the president revealed outrage toward his attorney general. Trump claims he would never have hired the former Alabama senator had he known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia investigation, and called his recusal "extremely unfair." Many Republicans sprang to Sessions'…

Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia?

Allegations of collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian operatives exploded when a series of emails from Donald Trump, Jr. revealed he met with Russian operatives who'd promised dirt on Hillary Clinton. Critics say this is the smoking gun, and Trump's eldest son's defense for the meeting is laughable. But supporters of President Trump say Trump, Jr. broke no laws, an…

Should President Trump and his family make their products in America?

President Donald Trump and his family are under fire for manufacturing their goods overseas. Despite big talk about prioritizing goods "Made in America," the vast majority of the Trump Organization's products are sourced from foreign countries. Some people think the Trump family are hypocrites. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Trump, saying America does not have the supply chains n…

Would Jesus vote Democrat or Republican?

Was Jesus a member of the Grand Old Party? Republicans think so; President Trump owes his election in part to white evangelical Christians, 81 percent of whom voted for him. For decades, the GOP has been synonymous with Christianity, unified around social issues like marriage and abortion. But critics say Republicans ignore the actual teachings of Christ (helping the poor, caring for the sick, lov…

Is the GOP health care bill good for America?

Senate Republicans have unveiled a new proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but critics argue the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are inhumane and would leave tens of millions of Americans uninsured. Democrats say instead of getting rid of Obamacare, politicians should be fixing its problems. Republicans say Obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster and must be repealed to ensure…

Are American politics worse than they are on 'Game of Thrones'?

U.S. politics seem to get crazier every week. People joke that we're becoming Westeros, the setting of the famously brutal medieval drama "Game Of Thrones," where ruling families jockey for control (Clintons versus Trumps!) and filial connections grant you immense power (i.e., Jared Kushner, son-in-law and Secretary of Everything). Julia Shaw says "Americans ought to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ with k…

Is America finally ready for socialism?

Socialism has long been a dirty word in America—often associated with communism and tyranny. But America's most popular politician, Bernie Sanders, is an avowed socialist who says every citizen has a right to affordable health care and education. Economic inequality and rising debt have made socialism far more appealing to many. But others say America was built on capitalist values, and socialism…