Should the Women's March organizers disavow anti-Semitism?

The activist left is arguing after one of the Women's March organizers attended a speech given by Nation of Islam leader and virulent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan called out Tamika Mallory by name in his speech, and she posted photos with him on social media afterwards. Critics say Mallory and her fellow organizers Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour need to disavow Farrakhan, but others say…

Is democracy doomed?

From President Trump praising China's consolidation of power to Vladimir Putin running virtually unopposed in Russia to a populist surge in Italy, many are wondering whether democracy as we know it will survive. Even former President Obama warned, "we have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly." But others feel these concerns are nothing more than hysteria, an…

Did Melania Trump deserve an 'Einstein visa'?

Melania Trump was reportedly awarded an 'Einstein visa,' which is typically reserved for "individuals with extraordinary ability" like scientists, Nobel laureates, and doctors, but many are questioning whether the First Lady actually deserved it. Most immigration lawyers agree that, as a high-profile model, Melania did, in fact, deserve the visa. But others argue "merit-based" immigration like the…

Should President Trump delete his Twitter account?

No politician has weaponized Twitter like President Trump. He even said, "I think that maybe I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter." Some argue his tweets violate democratic norms, undermine Trump's agenda and even threaten national security; Twitter was even forced to respond to accusations that Trump violated their terms of service. But his supporters say Twitter lets him circumvent a dish…

Is it time to ban emotional support animals?

After a woman tried to bring a peacock onto a plane, many believe it's officially time to ban so-called emotional support animals. The scientific basis for emotional support animals (ESA) is weak at best, and many argue ESAs undermine real service animals, which assist individuals with disabilities and are required to undergo rigorous and expensive training. But animal lovers say ESAs are legit, a…

Is the Democratic establishment out of touch?

After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a memo smearing Texas Democrat Laura Moser, Bernie Sanders' progressive group Our Revolution formally endorsed Moser. Many are outraged that the DCCC would so openly attack a fellow Democrat, and believe it proves the Democratic establishment is completely out of touch. But the DCCC has defended itself, arguing Moser is a weak c…

Are trade wars ever a positive thing?

After President Trump announced he plans to implement tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, the Dow dropped 420 points and critics warned Trump that tariffs were a very bad idea. But Trump doubled-down on his position, tweeting "trade wars are good, and easy to win." Economists argue trade wars are objectively harmful, but some have defended the president, arguing a trade war may be necessary…

Is President Trump serious about the opioid epidemic?

President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national health emergency last year, and now the White House is hosting an official opioid summit. But since his declaration, Trump has done little to actually combat the crisis. Many have applauded the president for consistently talking about the epidemic, but others claim he's all talk and no action. Trump has yet to allocate any additional funding…

Are taxes an investment in communities or an unfair government money grab?

Taxes have long been a point of contention, and some argue they are a fundamentally unfair way for the government to take money from citizens. Libertarians believe individuals shouldn't be taxed on the money they make, and should instead get to make their own decisions about how that money is spent. But taxes are meant to be invested in communities into things like education, transportation, emerg…

Would you rather do your own taxes or give your bathroom a deep clean?

Tax season can be a deeply stressful time for some, and almost anything sounds better than spending hours filing taxes. But giving your bathroom a deep clean can also be a long, terrible process. And while filing taxes may suck, at least there's a possibility of getting money back in the end. Would you rather do your own taxes or give your bathroom a deep clean? 🛁…