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Abstinence programs
Do they work?
Should certain kinds of ads be banned in the interest of health/morality/annoyance – alcohol, cigarettes, prescription meds, etc…? Africa
Why so many wars? What’s the solution?
Airplane accidents
Who is responsible? Should families of victims be entitled to compensation? Airport security
Should the government use invasive pat-downs and body scans to ensure passenger safety or are there better methods? Al Qaida
Has U.S. policy actually spread terrorism rather than contain it? Will it get better or worse? Why and how? Alcohol
Should the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18?
Animal rights
Should it be illegal to use animals for sports and entertainment? Arming pilots
Good idea?
A few years ago, an artist was criticized for depicting the Virgin Mary with elephant dung. When is art not really art? Athletes in high schools
Should shoe companies be able to give away free shoes and equipment to high school athletes? Beauty contests
Do they serve any purpose in society?
Bridges, roads, waterways
Why the government gets a bad report card on America’s infrastructure. Bullying laws
Should the state or federal government put laws into place to prevent bullying? Cell phones
How have they changed us socially?
Should parents censor textbooks and other literature for children in schools? Cheap labor
U.S. companies that move factories to undeveloped nations barely pay employees enough to live on. Is it unethical to pay cheap wages or are companies doing those workers a favor? Child soldiers
Why and how children are used for war
Church arson
Hate crime?
Civil disobedience
Is breaking the law for a cause justifiable?
Civil unions
If civil couples have the same rights/privileges of married people, why get married? Climate change
Is global warming a hoax? Is it being exaggerated?
Should the use of coal be subjected to stricter environmental regulations than other fuels? College athletics
Should college athletes be paid?
Cyber crime
What are the latest ways to steal identity and money?
Should we reform laws to make it harder to get a divorce?
Should DDT be re-approved for use in the wake of recent bedbug outbreaks across the country? Electronic information preservation
Does the Information Age mean we are losing important historical information? Exams
Exams often do little more than measure a person’s ability to take exams. Should exams be outlawed in favor of another form of assessment? Fast food
Are we taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity? When is it individual responsibility and when is it appropriate to place blame? Felons and voting
Should convicted felons have the right to vote?
Is feminism still relevant? How do young women view feminism? Fitness programs
Should companies allow employees to exercise on work time?
Should children be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools? Food
Steroids. Anitbiotics. Sprays. Are food manufacturers killing us? Gap year
Should teens in the U.S. adopt the British custom of taking a “gap year” between high school and college? Gay marriage
Should there be a constitutional amendment that allows gays and lesbians to legally marry? Generations
How 4 different generations in the workplace can work together. Grades
In some European schools, fewer than 10% of students get As. Is there grade inflation in the U.S.? Why so many As for Americans? Health care crisis
Most developed nations have universal health coverage. Why doesn’t the U.S., the wealthiest nation, have it? Holocaust
Should denial of the Holocaust be illegal?
Homeland Security
Are we safer since the creation of this department?
In some states, it is illegal to cheat on a spouse. Should we prosecute cheaters? Is a law that’s not enforced really a law? Immigration
Should illegal immigrants be made legal citizens?
Internet and children
Are children smarter (or...
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