Are Republicans no longer the party of fiscal conservatism?

During Obama's presidency, Republicans constantly complained about the national debt and deficit spending, but since Trump took office, they haven't made a peep. Between Republican hypocrisy on the deficit and Trump's insistence on a high-cost border wall, many believe Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservatism. But Rand Paul recently called out his colleagues and insisted the GOP…

Should American kids be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance?

A Houston public high school student was suspended after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Many argue that forcing students to recite a loyalty pledge against their will violates their free speech rights and is inherently un-American. But others are outraged that students would be permitted to skip the pledge. Should saying the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in American schools? 🇺…

Should we replace food stamps with a Blue Apron-style food delivery box?

The Trump administration wants to deliver "Blue Apron-style" food to the poor in lieu of food stamps. According to Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, the proposal would replace nearly half of poor Americans’ monthly cash benefits with a box of food called "America's Harvest Box." Some think this is a terrible idea. A food box would be more expensive, difficult to manage and take choice away from famil…

Should school bathrooms be gender neutral?

Betsy DeVos' Education Department says it won't take action to protect transgender students who are banned from using restrooms that match their gender identity. Many wonder why schools don't just make all their bathrooms gender-neutral to avoid the problem altogether. But some parents insist separate bathrooms are crucial to making sure students are safe. What do you think? 🚻…

Should the International Space Station be privatized?

The Trump administration plans to stop funding the International Space Station (ISS) in 2024 and will instead turn it over to the private sector. While some argue a private-public partnership could be beneficial, others think it's a terrible idea. The U.S. has already spent $100 billion to build and operate the station; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said: "one of the dumbest things you can to is cancel pro…

Should the homeless be given free housing?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the homeless population is up for the first time since 2010. Homeless advocates say the best way to end homelessness is to provide free housing. It's simple, housing provides the stability homeless individuals need to get back on their feet. But there is disagreement as to whether housing alone would actually solve the homeless pro…

Does Bernie Sanders have a chance in 2020?

Political insiders believe Bernie Sanders is preparing for another presidential run in 2020, and his supporters are very excited about it. But skeptics say at age 79, the Vermont senator will be too old for the job. Plus, Hillary Clinton beat him in the primary by nearly four million votes, and he'll never win the Democratic nomination without support from voters of color. But others think he has…

Should Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retire?

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—aka the Notorious R.B.G.—is somewhat of a celebrity among liberals, and as rumors swirled about whether or not she will retire, the 84-year-old hired staff through 2020. Many are ecstatic that Ginsburg plans to stay on the Court until a Democratic president can appoint her successor. But others argue Ginsburg needs to retire. She is far too old to remain o…

Should marijuana be legalized?

Nine states and Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana, and many believe the rest of the United States should follow suit. According to Gallup, 64 percent of Americans now say weed should be made legal. Proponents of marijuana legalization say the plant is safe, has legitimate health benefits and is fun to use recreationally. But prohibitionists say marijuana legalization is bad for society and…

Is Justin Trudeau a fake liberal?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently apologized for a joke he made in which he told a woman she should say "peoplekind" instead of "mankind." But critics of Trudeau argue "dumb jokes" are the least of his worries. While Trudeau is seen by many as a liberal hero, his policies say otherwise, and it's high time progressives recognize him for the fake liberal he is. But Trudeau's defenders…