News Debates

 
Sort By:
Showing: 11 - 20

George Zimmerman Acted In Self-Defense Against Trayvon Martin

Spedman
psyduck

I will not be making my opening argument this round which is something I don't normally do when I debate. I will merely say that I watched the majority of the George Zimmerman trial (I'm a Florida resident, it was on local news), and I think the evidence was overwhelming that Zimmerman acted in self-defense. I would personally like to debate with someone who actually watched the majority of the trial (a few clips does not count). I would also ask that any racial prejudices be cast aside in this...

Post Voting Period
11 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

U.S. Aid to Pakistan should be continued

RoyLatham
vmpire321

The United States has provided more than $20 billion in aid to Pakistan in recent years. Recently a move was made in the Senate to terminate aid, but the cut off was blocked. [1. http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/4fdb7ceab1e35d0936000001/bid-to-cut-off-us-aid-to-pakistan-blocked-by-harry-reid] It's an issue that cuts across Party lines, with promine...

Post Voting Period
20 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Masonic(7,74) Code(4): GOD=7_4, 7/4=July 4th. Freemasons laid dow the BIGGEST code in history!

Brad_Watson.Miami
farm3r

GOD=7_4 whereas G is the 7th letter, a circle, D is 4. The ancients observed the 7 Classical Planets: Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and 4 of thee don't cast shadows on Earth (Venus does)/4 can't be easily seen during the day (Venus can be). There are 4 lunar phases roughly 7 days (~7.4 days) each varying due to apogee and perigee. Lunar year + 7 day week +4 days = 365 day solar year. Mars has a 47 year cycle where it retu...

Voting Period
3 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Resolved: The average intelligence of a Fox News Anchor is = or < the average intelligence of a rock

imabench
Wallstreetatheist

The resolution is pretty straightforward, Pro must argue why the average Fox News anchorman is about as smart as a rock or less than that of a rock, while the con must argue that Fox News anchormen are capable of intellectual thought, reasoning, and logical conclusions based on evidence. First round is acceptance only :D...

Post Voting Period
14 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

paddling in schools

kimmi
Diirez

I say yes that students should to get paddled in school because it is the best thing to do when a child does something bad so they should get punished for what they did wrong and 35% of people say that is the right thing to do and only 19 states still paddle their students...

Post Voting Period
3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Ariel Castro VS Jodi Arias (who is worse?)

RocketEngineer
ConservativePolitico

Hello everyone! Based on the two biggest issues on the news during the last week, I think this would be a fun debate. How this will work, is that my opponent will pick one person in round one. This debate will be about determining who is more sick and twisted out of Jodi Arias, and Ariel Castro. I will take either one. Debate will take place in rounds 2 and 3. Thanks in advance to whoever accepts this. :)...

Post Voting Period
7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

is snowden a hero?

jameswalters
Mikal

Edward Snowden showed us what was by law our right to know. Revealing the secrets that the government has been breaking laws to provide more security which makes little sense to me because wouldn't that statement cancel out? security is trust and trust should be private as the individual allows it (as an example "you tell your friend a secret, that secret should be private, and your friend keeps it a secret, but a criminal (this example of a criminal personifying the government is the only examp...

Post Voting Period
7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should Students be allowed to chew gum in school ?

rsaldivarjime
Sakur

Is chewing gum in school alright...

Post Voting Period
6 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Should we stop gay People?

46T.OP
debateking69

from the begging of the creation. God made them male and female(marki 10:6-7)...

Post Voting Period
4 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Young people on tobacco farms

paigeb
Brock_Meyer

Child labor should be illegal on tobacco for many reasons. Tobacco farms are dangerous and there are no many agriculture laws taking precautions to protect young people from getting injured or preventing fatal accidents. The laws vary state by state, and children as young as 6 could work on tobacco farms, as long as it does not interfere with education. Hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries happen annually because children are not old enough. This is just with the machinery. Working on to...

Post Voting Period
2 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago