Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

President Trump thinks Americans who burn the flag should be jailed and have their citizenship revoked. And while flag burning is a protected act of free speech under the Constitution, the majority of Americans believe it should be illegal. Others say banning flag burning misses the entire point of what the American flag supposedly stands for: freedom of speech, especially unpopular speech. What...
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Should the government step in to stop Sinclair Broadcasting Group?

Sinclair Broadcasting Group, a conservative media conglomerate, went viral after it forced hundreds of local news anchors across the country to read from the same script criticizing the mainstream media. The president also praised the controversial broadcaster, tweeting Sinclair is "far superior to CNN." But many have called on the FCC to step in and stop Sinclair from further pushing propaganda,...
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Should Kamala Harris run for president in 2020?

Many believe Kamala Harris is just who Democrats need to lead the party to victory in 2020. The junior senator from California has become a rising star due, in part, to her role on the Senate Intel Committee. Harris has had a long career in public service, serving as California's Attorney General under Gov. Jerry Brown. But others believe she is too "corporate" and inexperienced, and should step...
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Was Jimmy Carter a good president?

Historians have long debated the legacy of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. Some argue he was the best person to ever serve in the Oval Office―a man of principle and an authentic outsider with a huge heart, as evident in his post-presidential actions. But others say his presidency was an abysmal failure defined by unsuccessful policies, a botched hostage crisis, and a bad...
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Should texting and walking be illegal?

A New Jersey town wants to ban texting while walking in the street, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering a similar law in New York. Honolulu passed the Distracted Walking Law in 2017 which allows police officers to ticket people for texting in a crosswalk. The city of Honolulu argues the law protects pedestrians from stepping in front of moving vehicles, but others believe a penalty of up to...
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Who do you trust more: Stormy Daniels or President Trump?

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump, filed a defamation lawsuit against the president. Daniels says she was threatened with violence to keep quiet about the affair and was recently arrested in an Ohio strip club in what some believe was a setup. Daniels is suing the president for making false, disparaging accusations against her on Twitter. But...
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Is it wrong to make fun of President Trump's hair?

A video of President Trump's unfortunate scalp reveal went viral, but some say the focus on the president's hair (or lack thereof) is superficial, mean and beneath discussion. Yes, all presidents get ridiculed, but Trump supporters say the jokes about his appearance go too far. Even his critics say we should be talking about his policies, not his combover. But others argue Trump is basically the...
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Should Supreme Court justices have term limits?

The Constitution says Supreme Court justices "shall hold their offices during good behavior," which has been interpreted to mean they have a life term. Some argue lifetime appointments are necessary to ensure Supreme Court justices are sheltered from political pressure. But critics argue life terms have backfired, causing the Supreme Court to be more politicized than ever, and incentivizing...
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Should Election Day be a federal holiday?

Election Day has been on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November since 1845. The date was chosen by federal lawmakers to avoid conflicts with religious services and ease travel logistics for farmers and business owners. Critics say the antiquated law reduces voter turnout and penalizes hourly workers. But making Election Day a holiday could negatively impact the economy, increase costs for...
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Should prisoners serving time for marijuana-related crimes be released?

As marijuana is increasingly decriminalized, social justice advocates are asking why people convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses are still in jail. The United States is one of just 22 nations that does not give "retroactive ameliorative relief," or relaxation of sentences, for those convicted of an offense that is later decriminalized. Hardliners like Attorney General Jeff Sessions oppose...
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