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Debate articles that are of highest priority to be worked on and featured in the Debate Digest section of the main page. Please feel free to shift the order of these topics, enter debate articles not listed, or [[Debatepedia User Guide| propose/create new debate articles]] not yet found on Debatepedia. Debate articles that are of highest priority to be worked on and featured in the Debate Digest section of the main page. Please feel free to shift the order of these topics, enter debate articles not listed, or [[Debatepedia User Guide| propose/create new debate articles]] not yet found on Debatepedia.
 +#[[Debate: Occupy movement]]
 +#[[Debate: Herman Cain 9-9-9 tax proposal]]
 +#[[Debate: Chilean social security model]]
 +#[[Debate: The New Deal]]
 +#[[Debate: CLASS Act]]
 +#[[Debate: Massachusetts healthcare law]]
 +#[[Debate: Banning public employee strikes]]
 +#[[Debate: Buy American policies]]
 +#[[Debate: Legal personhood at conception]]
 +#[[Debate: Recognition of Palestinian statehood in the United Nations]]
 +#[[Debate: Law degree vs MPP/MPA for careers in public policy]]
#[[Debate: Abolishing the Euro]] #[[Debate: Abolishing the Euro]]
 +#[[Debate: Privatizing social security]] - Chilean model.
 +#[[Debate: Deporting only criminal illegal immigrants]]
 +#[[Debate: Punishing businesses for employing undocumented immigrants]]
#[[Debate: State deaf schools]] #[[Debate: State deaf schools]]
 +#[[Debate: Fetal personhood]]
#[[Debate: Slut Walks]] #[[Debate: Slut Walks]]
 +#[[Debate: Existence of US Postal Service]]
 +#[[Debate: Keynesian economic policies]]
#[[Debate: Ban on short-selling during economic crisis]] #[[Debate: Ban on short-selling during economic crisis]]
-#[[Debate: Does Obama deserve a second term?]] 
#[[Debate: Late-term abortions]] #[[Debate: Late-term abortions]]
 +#[[Debate: 40-hour work week]]
 +#[[Debate: America Invents Act]]
 +#[[Debate: Government regulation of executive pay]]
#[[Debate: US political system broken]] #[[Debate: US political system broken]]
#[[Debate: Is religion a force for good?]] #[[Debate: Is religion a force for good?]]
 +#[[Debate: Taking bar exam without a legal degree]]
#[[Debate: Abortion for physical deformities]] #[[Debate: Abortion for physical deformities]]
 +#[[Debate: Should individuals or the state pay for higher education?]]
 +#[[Debate: China political and economic model]]
 +#[[Debate: Mandating condom use in pornography]]
#[[Debate: Background checks at gun shows]] #[[Debate: Background checks at gun shows]]
#[[Debate: Ban on violent porn]] #[[Debate: Ban on violent porn]]
 +#[[Debate: Two-year law school]]
#[[Debate: Mandatory sex education in public schools]] #[[Debate: Mandatory sex education in public schools]]
#[[Debate: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]] #[[Debate: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]]
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#[[Debate: Means testing for benefits]] #[[Debate: Means testing for benefits]]
#[[Debate: Dowries]] #[[Debate: Dowries]]
 +#[[Debate: Water should be priced at its market value]]
#[[Debate: Armed pilots in airplanes]] #[[Debate: Armed pilots in airplanes]]
#[[Debate: A right to die?]] #[[Debate: A right to die?]]
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#[[Debate: Privatizing Medicare]] #[[Debate: Privatizing Medicare]]
#[[Debate: Urban vs rural life]] #[[Debate: Urban vs rural life]]
 +#[[Debate: Cloud computing]]
#[[Debate: Prenuptial agreement]] #[[Debate: Prenuptial agreement]]
#[[Debate: IPad]] #[[Debate: IPad]]
 +#[[Debate: Bombing Iranian nuclear facilities]]
 +#[[Debate: GDP economic measure]]
#[[Debate: Allowing guns on college campuses]] #[[Debate: Allowing guns on college campuses]]
#[[Debate: Mini-nukes development in the United States]] #[[Debate: Mini-nukes development in the United States]]
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#[[Debate: Sex offender registries]] #[[Debate: Sex offender registries]]
#[[Debate: Christian divorce]] #[[Debate: Christian divorce]]
 +#[[Debate: Pricing water at its market value]]
#[[Debate: Sabbath Day]] #[[Debate: Sabbath Day]]
#[[Debate: Cyprus reunification]] #[[Debate: Cyprus reunification]]

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  1. Debate: Occupy movement
  2. Debate: Herman Cain 9-9-9 tax proposal
  3. Debate: Chilean social security model
  4. Debate: The New Deal
  5. Debate: CLASS Act
  6. Debate: Massachusetts healthcare law
  7. Debate: Banning public employee strikes
  8. Debate: Buy American policies
  9. Debate: Legal personhood at conception
  10. Debate: Recognition of Palestinian statehood in the United Nations
  11. Debate: Law degree vs MPP/MPA for careers in public policy
  12. Debate: Abolishing the Euro
  13. Debate: Privatizing social security - Chilean model.
  14. Debate: Deporting only criminal illegal immigrants
  15. Debate: Punishing businesses for employing undocumented immigrants
  16. Debate: State deaf schools
  17. Debate: Fetal personhood
  18. Debate: Slut Walks
  19. Debate: Existence of US Postal Service
  20. Debate: Keynesian economic policies
  21. Debate: Ban on short-selling during economic crisis
  22. Debate: Late-term abortions
  23. Debate: 40-hour work week
  24. Debate: America Invents Act
  25. Debate: Government regulation of executive pay
  26. Debate: US political system broken
  27. Debate: Is religion a force for good?
  28. Debate: Taking bar exam without a legal degree
  29. Debate: Abortion for physical deformities
  30. Debate: Should individuals or the state pay for higher education?
  31. Debate: China political and economic model
  32. Debate: Mandating condom use in pornography
  33. Debate: Background checks at gun shows
  34. Debate: Ban on violent porn
  35. Debate: Two-year law school
  36. Debate: Mandatory sex education in public schools
  37. Debate: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  38. Debate: Sales taxes on online purchases
  39. Debate: Legalization of performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports
  40. Debate: Is homosexuality a choice?
  41. Debate: Universal healthcare
  42. Debate: Government funding for Planned Parenthood
  43. Debate: Fraternities
  44. Debate: 20-week abortion limit
  45. Debate: Foie gras ban
  46. Debate: Background checks of gun buyers
  47. Debate: Public funding for broadcasting
  48. Debate: Pre-selecting sex of children
  49. Debate: Mandatory labeling of foods with trans fats
  50. Debate: Mandating helmets for bicyclists
  51. Debate: Government owned casinos
  52. Debate: Porn at public libraries
  53. Debate: Ban on public sex
  54. Debate: Means testing for benefits
  55. Debate: Dowries
  56. Debate: Water should be priced at its market value
  57. Debate: Armed pilots in airplanes
  58. Debate: A right to die?
  59. Debate: Goal-line technology in futbol
  60. Debate: Swastika ban
  61. Debate: Legality of coca chewing
  62. Debate: Pete Rose in Baseball Hall of Fame
  63. Debate: Line-item veto for US presidents
  64. Debate: University professor tenure
  65. Debate: Privatizing Medicare
  66. Debate: Urban vs rural life
  67. Debate: Cloud computing
  68. Debate: Prenuptial agreement
  69. Debate: IPad
  70. Debate: Bombing Iranian nuclear facilities
  71. Debate: GDP economic measure
  72. Debate: Allowing guns on college campuses
  73. Debate: Mini-nukes development in the United States
  74. Debate: Lockers in public schools
  75. Debate: Drinking bottled water
  76. Debate: Instant-runoff voting
  77. Debate: Insanity defense
  78. Debate: Online dating
  79. Debate: Speed dating
  80. Debate: Is a nuclear-armed North Korea unacceptable?
  81. Debate: Does "sin" exist?
  82. Debate: Manned spaceflight
  83. Debate: Shaming convicted criminals
  84. Debate: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  85. Debate: Presidential pardons in the United States
  86. Debate: Abortion for physical deformities
  87. Debate: Tax exemption for churches
  88. Debate: Force feeding prisoners on hunger strike
  89. Debate: Online gambling
  90. Debate: Women in combat
  91. Debate: Mandatory year of national service for youth
  92. Debate: Paying people to stay healthy
  93. Debate: Compulsory national service
  94. Debate: Landmines in the Korean Demilitarized Zone
  95. Debate: Sex offender registries
  96. Debate: Christian divorce
  97. Debate: Pricing water at its market value
  98. Debate: Sabbath Day
  99. Debate: Cyprus reunification
  100. Debate: Use of prison labor for public works
  101. Debate: Female NFL referees
  102. Debate: Estate tax in the United States
  103. Debate: Oil drilling in the Arctic
  104. Debate: Fair trade
  105. Debate: Teach for America
  106. Debate: Trying juveniles as adults
  107. Debate: Banning protests at funerals
  108. Debate: Water fluoridation
  109. Debate: National sovereignty is an inalienable right
  110. Debate: Ban on communist parties
  111. Debate: Right to carry guns on college campuses
  112. Debate: Transparent election funding
  113. Debate: Pocket knife ban
  114. Debate: Liberty is more important than equality
  115. Debate: Is religion a force for good?
  116. Debate: Anonymous campaign donations
  117. Debate: Oil drilling in the Arctic
  118. Debate: Getting a law degree if you do not want to practice law
  119. Debate: Do I want to be a lawyer?
  120. Debate: Medicare
  121. Debate: Requiring DNA evidence for executions
  122. Debate: F-35 fighter jet
  123. Debate: No-fault divorce
  124. Debate: Privatizing airport security
  125. Debate: Natural gas fracking
  126. Debate: Online university degrees
  127. Debate: Appropriateness of atheism ads
  128. Debate: Public funding of presidential campaigns
  129. Debate: Clean diesel
  130. Debate: Oil drilling ban in Antarctica
  131. Debate: Quran book burning ban
  132. Debate: Carbon offsets
  133. Debate: Renewable energy on public lands
  134. Debate: In some cases juveniles should be tried as adults
  135. Debate: Is anonymity included in free speech rights?
  136. Debate: Banning open carrying of guns in private businesses
  137. Debate: Charging for news content
  138. Debate: Closing US military base in Okinawa
  139. Debate: US national day of prayer
  140. Debate: Inheritance tax
  141. Debate: National biometric ID cards
  142. Debate: Landmines in the Korean Demilitarized Zone
  143. Debate: Voter identification cards
  144. Debate: European social democracy
  145. Debate: Washington, DC voting rights
  146. Debate: Decriminalizing marijuana possession
  147. Debate: Pre-selecting sex of children
  148. Debate: Life without parole vs. death penalty
  149. Debate: Are homosexuals born gay?
  150. Debate: Prohibition of flag burning
  151. Debate: Graduated tax rates
  152. Debate: Electronic tagging of pedophiles
  153. Debate: No-fault divorce
  154. Debate: Buying purebred dogs
  155. Debate: Humanity is progressing toward greater freedom
  156. Debate: Fine for illegal immigrants in path to citizenship
  157. Debate: Ban on public nudity
  158. Debate: Decriminalizing marijuana possession
  159. Debate: Partial-birth abortion
  160. Debate: Ex-felon right to vote
  161. Debate: Is psychology a science
  162. Debate: Mandatory counseling of women seeking abortions
  163. Debate: Palestinian state
  164. Debate: Ban on Islamist political parties
  165. Debate: Outing of gay public figures
  166. Debate: Compulsory vaccination
  167. Debate: Ten commandments in public buildings
  168. Debate: Popular election of US presidents
  169. Debate: Banning the confederate flag
  170. Debate: English as the official language of the EU
  171. Debate: Naming and shaming of sex offenders
  172. Debate: ID checks for gun sales
  173. Debate: Background checks of gun buyers
  174. Debate: Do offspring have a right to know their biological parents?
  175. Debate: Is Islam compatible with democracy?
  176. Debate: Patenting of genetically modified seeds
  177. Debate: Compulsory voting
  178. Debate: Kashmir self determination
  179. Debate: Banning hands-free cell phones in cars
  180. Debate: Military draft
  181. Debate: Maximum weekly working hours
  182. Debate: EU federalism
  183. Debate: Detention on the grounds of mental illness
  184. Debate: Estate tax in the United States
  185. Debate: Should suicide be illegal?
  186. Debate: Two-party system
  187. Debate: Ban on public sex
  188. Debate: Minority schools
  189. Debate: Carrying a handgun at home
  190. Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies
  191. Debate: Ban on employee weight discrimination
  192. Debate: Desegregation school busing
  193. Debate: Federal anti-SLAPP law
  194. Debate: Remote-control warfare
  195. Debate: Deporting illegal immigrants in the US
  196. Debate: Ban on girls wearing full veils in state schools
  197. Debate: Ban on niqab on public transportation
  198. Debate: Ban on driving with full Muslim veil
  199. Debate: Right to health care
  200. Debate: Is file sharing fair use?
  201. Debate: Unlimited personal spending in elections
  202. Debate: Biometric national ID cards to prevent employment of illegal immigrants
  203. Debate: Metered Internet billing
  204. Debate: Vocational training
  205. Debate: Military tribunals for suspected terrorists
  206. Debate: Conscientious objections of pharmacists to emergency contraception
  207. Debate: Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage
  208. Debate: Guest workers in the United States
  209. Debate: Underground nuclear waste storage
  210. Debate: Coca crop eradication
  211. Debate: Smoking ban on public patios
  212. Debate: Anti-depressants
  213. Debate: Policy of containment toward a nuclear Iran
  214. Debate: Can a nuclear Iran be deterred?
  215. Debate: Climate change mitigation vs adaptation
  216. Debate: Timetable withdrawal from Afghanistan
  217. Debate: Nude beaches
  218. Debate: Dividing Jerusalem
  219. Debate: Tax incentives for marriage
  220. Debate: Single-sex schools
  221. Debate: China "one child" policy
  222. Debate: Single-payer universal health care
  223. Debate: Line-item veto
  224. Debate: Harm reduction drug policy
  225. Debate: Public funding for gay pride parades
  226. Debate: Moving Guantanamo detainees to America
  227. Debate: Cochlear implants for deaf infants
  228. Debate: Pill testing at night clubs
  229. Debate: Gestational surrogacy
  230. Debate: Does "God" really exist?
  231. Debate: Abortion for physical deformities
  232. Debate: Should marriage be defined as only between a man and a woman?
  233. Debate: Cartoon child porn
  234. Debate: Government subsidies of journalism
  235. Debate: Sudden-death overtime in NFL
  236. Debate: Developed world climate change debt to developing world
  237. Debate: Genetic screening
  238. Debate: Images of death in the media
  239. Debate: Atheism advertisements
  240. Debate: Death penalty exemption for mentally ill
  241. Debate: Palestinian right of return
  242. Debate: Terrorist suspect right to habeas corpus
  243. Debate: Human life as beginning at conception
  244. Debate: Value added tax (VAT)
  245. Debate: Death penalty for juveniles
  246. Debate: Electronic medical records
  247. Debate: Communism
  248. Debate: Socialism
  249. Debate: Credit cards for minors
  250. Debate: Death penalty for child rape
  251. Debate: Was the War in Iraq worth it?
  252. Debate: Emissions exemptions for China and India
  253. Debate: US ban on travel to Cuba
  254. Debate: Church involvement in politics
  255. Debate: Freeze on new Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories
  256. Debate: Terrorist suspect right to habeas corpus
  257. Debate: Is Scientology a religion?
  258. Debate: Judicial empathy
  259. Debate: Was the IRA justified?
  260. Debate: Junk food advertising ban
  261. Debate: Ticket scalping
  262. Debate: Corporate sponsorship of schools
  263. Debate: Should voters be required to show photo identification?
  264. Debate: DNA database of criminals
  265. Debate: Secular state
  266. Debate: Bush v. Gore
  267. Debate: Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research
  268. Debate: US nuclear weapons in Europe
  269. Debate: US arms sales to Taiwan
  270. Debate: Ban on mosque minaretes in Switzerland
  271. Debate: US sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan
  272. Debate: Mandatory drug tests of welfare recipients
  273. Debate: Legal recognition of sex changes
  274. Debate: Ban on cage fighting
  275. Debate: Does Israel have a right to exist?
  276. Debate: Should harming animals in laboratory tests be banned?
  277. Debate: Term limits for Supreme Court justices
  278. Debate: Lifetime appointment of supreme court justices
  279. Debate: Should parents put GPS implants in their children?
  280. Debate: One-party rule
  281. Debate: Jury nullification in the United States
  282. Debate: Civil unions vs. gay marriage
  283. Debate: Ivory trading
  284. Debate: "Too big to fail"
  285. Debate: Should churches be tax exempt?
  286. Debate: Do fathers have a right to be informed of an abortion?
  287. Debate: Compassionate clemency
  288. Debate: Racial quotas
  289. Debate: Male reproductive rights
  290. Debate: Male rights to opt-out of child support in unwanted pregnancies
  291. Debate: Abkhazia independence
  292. Debate: Premarital sex
  293. Debate: Chinese non-interventionism
  294. Debate: Nativity scenes on public property
  295. Debate: National lotteries
  296. Debate: Pornography
  297. Debate: Bikini baristas
  298. Debate: Should the Bible be used for swearing-in ceremonies and in courtrooms?
  299. Debate: Minimum weight requirements for models
  300. Debate: Forbidding communion to individuals over political beliefs
  301. Debate: Death penalty for child rape
  302. Debate: Expansion of the UN Security Council
  303. Debate: Should the voting age be reduced from 18 to 16?
  304. Debate: Living constitution
  305. Debate: Negotiating with terrorist groups
  306. Debate: Race-based political parties
  307. Debate: Should the Church deny communion to individuals holding opposing views?
  308. Debate: Single-party state
  309. Debate: Intelligent design
  310. Debate: Preventive war
  311. Debate: Privatizing national security
  312. Debate: Privatizing prisons
  313. Debate: Roma nation
  314. Debate: Muhammad cartoons controversy
  315. Debate: Gallons per mile instead of miles per gallon

Second tier debates

  1. Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States
  2. Debate: Tanning tax
  3. Debate: Judicial review of clemency powers
  4. Debate: Equal opportunity
  5. Debate: Paper books vs electronic books
  6. Debate: Recall elections
  7. Debate: Women in combat
  8. Debate: Caps on public university tuition fees
  9. Debate: Should banks be forbidden from owning investment companies?
  10. Debate: Electric vehicle mandates
  11. Debate: Is the profit-interest compatible with health care?
  12. Debate: European Union constitution
  13. Debate: Low-carb diets
  14. Debate: Homosexuality - could be a great page but needs a bit of editing.
  15. Debate: THBT hate speech should be a crime - really needs to be put in a shape
  16. Debate: Online gambling
  17. Debate: European missile defense
  18. Debate: Space-based solar power
  19. Debate: SATS - really needs some changes and developing
  20. Debate: Campaign Finance Reform
  21. Debate: Cap-and-trade versus carbon tax
  22. Debate: NAFTA
  23. Debate: Ban on spanking children
  24. Debate: School uniform
  25. Debate: Should primates be used to develop vaccines?
  26. Debate: Non-interventionism
  27. Debate: Paying disadvantaged students to learn
  28. Debate: Parental right to see student grades
  29. Debate: Should Bush administration officials be prosecuted for "torturing"?
  30. Debate: Release of US interrogation memos
  31. Debate: Mandatory drug testing for public officials
  32. Debate: Should the US use crosses to memorialize war heroes?
  33. Debate: Should the US Army field manuel be used for all interrogations?
  34. Debate: Should governments cancel student debt during economic crisis?
  35. Debate: Extraordinary rendition
  36. Debate: Lobbying
  37. Debate: Globalization
  38. Debate: Should Israel return the Golan Heights to Syria?
  39. Debate: Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Treaty)
  40. Debate: Forced heirship
  41. Debate: US ratification of the Law of the Sea
  42. Debate: National Missile Defense
  43. Debate: Child beauty pageants
  44. Debate: Covenant marriage
  45. Debate: Should US expand nuclear umbrella to Middle East allies?
  46. Debate: Appointment of US senators by governors
  47. Debate: $700 billion US economic bailout
  48. Debate: Are some companies too big to fail?
  49. Debate: Military draft in the United States
  50. Debate: Organic food
  51. Debate: Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
  52. Debate: Gambling
  53. Debate: Extraordinary rendition
  54. Debate: Equal pay for women
  55. Debate: Wearing animal furs and skins
  56. Debate: Self-determination
  57. Debate: Cellulosic ethanol
  58. Debate: Russian membership in the WTO
  59. Debate: Sanctions
  60. Debate: Regifting
  61. Debate: Protectionism
  62. Debate: NATO membership for Israel
  63. Debate: Union of the Mediterranean
  64. Debate: Minimum wage in the United States
  65. Debate: Lifetime ban of athletes using drugs in sports
  66. Debate: Should public universities be free to attend?
  67. Debate: The Euro in the United Kingdom
  68. Debate: Global tax
  69. Debate: Legalization of sado-masochism
  70. Debate: Official visits to Yasukuni shrine in Japan
  71. Debate: Value of the United Nations
  72. Debate: Unicameral legislatures
  73. Debate: Tax on currency trading across borders (Tobin Tax)
  74. Debate: Surrogate mothers
  75. Debate: Should the rich pay more taxes to reduce inequality?
  76. Debate: Two-term limits on US presidents

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