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Big Issues List - Updates

JuliaD
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12/27/2010 12:23:22 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Many of you have requested that updates be made to the current BIG ISSUES list located in your profiles. As expected, we would like to get your input on which changes to make to the list.

If you have a suggestion please outline it in the format provided below.

Add
1) Some New Issue

Remove
1) Existing Issue in the List

Modify/Change
1) Existing Issue in the List to This...

Thanks,
Julia
wamba
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12/27/2010 12:40:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Add
Frank Dodd Act
Nuclear power in North Korea
Julian Assange (wikileaks)
Protectionism
President Obama
Sin Taxes
Agricultural Subsidies
Ron Paul
Free Hat

Remove:
Border Fence
President George W. Bush
Social Programs
Tobacco Rights
World Trade Organization
War on Terror
ChristianM
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12/27/2010 12:40:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Add
1) President Obama
2) Obama Healthcare Reform
3) DREAM Act
4) 9/11 Heroes Reimbursement
5) START Treaty
6) Tea Party Movement
7) Increased Overseas Involvement
8) Bush Tax-cuts
9) Full-body scanning @ airports
10) 2010 Election
Remove
1) President Bush
2) Progressive Tax
3) Water Boarding
4) School Vouchers
5) Nat'l Retail Sales Tax
Modify/Change
1) Change: Affirmative Action
To: Equal Oppurtunity Employment

Thanks,
Usafkid
Grape
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12/27/2010 4:14:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Something could be done about the glitch that removes spaces in the comments.

Add:
1) Obama (to replace Bush)
2) Evolution

I suggest avoiding things that are likely to fall out of interest quickly and focusing more on issues of principle than current events. Maybe look through debates and see if certain things come up a lot that aren't already listed? There are a lot of debates on Evolution and Creation.

Remove:
1) Bush
2) Late Term Abortion (redundant with Abortion when you can clarify your stance in the comments)

Modify/Change:
1) Change Water Boarding to Torture to be more general
2) Change War in Iraq, War in Afghanistan, and War in Iran to Middle East Military Action or something more general
3) Generalize Drug Legalization, Tobacco Rights, and Medical Marijuana into one issue
4) Change Global Warming Exists to Climate Change to make it more general (some people believe it exist but are against radical action, for instance)

There is room to generalize several others. Basically, I think the best thing to do would be to remove/condense the redundancies Big Issues so that more can be added. I am sure other people will have better ideas than me about exactly what to do. Of course, it all depends on how often you plan on updating the Big Issues.
Ore_Ele
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12/27/2010 4:18:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Not exactly part of the OP, but it would be nice to see in the demographics or somewhere, how the site breaks down in each Big Issue.
"Wanting Red Rhino Pill to have gender"
JBlake
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12/27/2010 5:31:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 12:40:36 PM, wamba wrote:
Add
Julian Assange (wikileaks) +1
Protectionism +1
President Obama +1
Sin Taxes +1
Ron Paul +1
Keynesian Economics
Austrian Economics
Marijuana Legalization
Full Drug Legalization
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA'

Remove:
Border Fence
President George W. Bush
Police Profiling

Alter:
Tobacco Rights - alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Enhanced Interrogation'
JBlake
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12/27/2010 5:33:42 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 4:14:34 PM, Grape wrote:
I suggest avoiding things that are likely to fall out of interest quickly and focusing more on issues of principle than current events. Maybe look through debates and see if certain things come up a lot that aren't already listed? There are a lot of debates on Evolution and Creation.

I think we need both current events and broad issues. Since we have more attentive owners, adding/removing them from time to time should not be very difficult or time consuming.
wamba
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12/27/2010 5:37:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Add
Julian Assange (wikileaks) (JBlake, Askbob)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob)
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA' (JBlake, Askbob)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob)
Social Programs (Askbob)
World Trade Organization (Askbob)
War on Terror(Askbob)

Alter:
Tobacco Rights - alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake)
Cody_Franklin
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12/27/2010 6:17:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 5:37:29 PM, wamba wrote:
Add
Julian Assange (wikileaks) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA' (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody)
Lower/Abolish Age of Consent (will have to be fleshed out a little better) (Cody)
Open Immigration (Cody)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody)
War on Terror(Askbob) Maybe turn into something like "US Interventionism"

Alter:
Tobacco Rights - alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake, Cody)
wjmelements
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12/27/2010 6:57:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
A list of definitions for each issue, in resolution sentence format, would be appreciated. Otherwise, there are a multitude of interpretations.

Add:
Prostitution
President Barack Obama
Copyright or Piracy
Antitrust
NASA
Federal Reserve System

Remove:
President George W. Bush
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
badger
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12/27/2010 6:59:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
add:

ireland
drink
drug related stuff the rest of 'em have been talking about
sin taxes

remove:

not bothered... we have the option of n/o

alter:

patriotism. breaking it up would be a good idea.
waterboarding to torture in general.
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badger
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12/27/2010 7:00:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 6:59:55 PM, badger wrote:
add:

ireland
drink
drug related stuff the rest of 'em have been talking about
sin taxes
prostitution

remove:

not bothered... we have the option of n/o

alter:

patriotism. breaking it up would be a good idea.
waterboarding to torture in general.
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wamba
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12/27/2010 7:14:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Add
Julian Assange (wikileaks) (JBlake, Askbob)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob)
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA' (JBlake, Askbob)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Julian Assange (wikileaks)
President Obama (Askbob, Koopin, Grape, wjm)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob)
TSA Full Body Patdowns (Askbob, Usafkid, Grape)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob)
Piracy (wjm, askbob)
NASA (wjm, askbob)
Monetary Policy (wjm, askbob)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody) - alter to "U.S. Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights - alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake)
badger
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12/27/2010 7:19:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 7:19:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:14:49 PM, wamba wrote:

look how many people agree with me! ...i'm great!

couldn't even do it right :) joke too by the way.
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wjmelements
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12/27/2010 7:22:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 7:14:49 PM, wamba wrote:
Add
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob)
What's wrong with "Drug Legalization?"
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA' (JBlake, Askbob)
Definitely TSA over EP.
Julian Assange (wikileaks)
Definitely Wikileaks over JA.
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob)
Agree.
Monetary Policy (wjm, askbob)
Too ambiguous. Stick with Federal Reserve System.

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody) - alter to "U.S. Interventionism"
Or just Interventionism.
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake)
I prefer Waterboarding because it's its own issue, but I'd support adding "Enhanced Interrogation."
in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
wamba
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12/27/2010 7:22:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
screwed up that last one

Add
Julian Assange (wikileaks) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, Koopin, Grape, wjm)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, Cody)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
'Enhanced Patdowns' or 'TSA' (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, usafkid, grape)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Age of Consent) (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob)
Piracy (wjm, askbob)
NASA (wjm, askbob)
Monetary Policy (wjm, askbob)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody) - alter to "U.S. Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights (Askbob, JBlake)- alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - (Askbob, JBlake, Badger)alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake)
wamba
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12/27/2010 7:26:49 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
to reflect wjm's comments

Add
Wikileaks (Julian Assange) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, wjm)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, Koopin, Grape, wjm)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, Cody)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
'TSA' ('Enhanced Patdowns') (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, usafkid, grape, wjm)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob, wjm)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Age of Consent) (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob)
Piracy (wjm, askbob)
NASA (wjm, askbob)
Federal Reserve System (wjm, askbob)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody, wjm) - alter to "Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights (Askbob, JBlake)- alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - (Askbob, JBlake, Badger)alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake) - Keep waterboarding and add "Enhanced Interrogation" (wjm)
J.Kenyon
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12/27/2010 7:30:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 7:26:49 PM, wamba wrote:
to reflect wjm's comments

Add
Wikileaks (Julian Assange) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, Koopin, Grape, wjm, J.Kenyon)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, Cody, J.Kenyon)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
'TSA' ('Enhanced Patdowns') (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, usafkid, grape, wjm)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger, J.Kenyon)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Age of Consent) (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob, J.Kenyon)
Piracy (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon) -- I would replace this with 'Intellectual Property.'
NASA (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon)
Federal Reserve System (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody, wjm) - alter to "Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights (Askbob, JBlake)- alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - (Askbob, JBlake, Badger)alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake) - Keep waterboarding and add "Enhanced Interrogation" (wjm)
FREEDO
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12/27/2010 7:38:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Add
Wikileaks (Julian Assange) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, Koopin, Grape, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob, FREEDO)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob, FREEDO)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
'TSA' ('Enhanced Patdowns') (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, usafkid, grape, wjm, FREEDO)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Age of Consent) (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Intellectual Property (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
NASA (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Federal Reserve System (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Capitalism (FREEDO)
Socialism (FREEDO)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody, wjm, FREEDO) - alter to "Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights (Askbob, JBlake)- alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - (Askbob, JBlake, Badger)alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger, FREEDO) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake) - Keep waterboarding and add "Enhanced Interrogation" (wjm)
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

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badger
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12/27/2010 7:41:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 7:19:46 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:19:12 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:14:49 PM, wamba wrote:

look how many people agree with me! ...i'm great!

couldn't even do it right :) joke too by the way.

joke's on me really
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12/27/2010 9:45:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 9:40:24 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
As much as we want a more accurate rate of agreement with people, is it entirely necessary to have this many things up for the list?

11 things will if we take suggestions that 3 people agree upon when subtracting the things we remove.

Is that really "many"
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12/27/2010 9:47:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 9:40:24 PM, ccstate4peat wrote:
As much as we want a more accurate rate of agreement with people, is it entirely necessary to have this many things up for the list?

well, this is a debate site... the more the merrier.
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12/27/2010 9:49:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 7:38:11 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Add
Wikileaks (Julian Assange) (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Protectionism (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
President Obama (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, Koopin, Grape, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Sin Taxes (JBlake, Askbob, wjm, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Ron Paul (JBlake, Askbob)
Keynesian Economics (JBlake, Askbob, FREEDO)
Austrian Economics (JBlake, Askbob, FREEDO)
Marijuana Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Full Drug Legalization (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
'TSA' ('Enhanced Patdowns') (JBlake, Askbob, Cody, usafkid, grape, wjm, FREEDO)
Frank Dodd Act (Askbob)
Nuclear power in North Korea (Askbob)
Agricultural Subsidies (Askbob, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Prostitution Legalization (Cody, Askbob, wjm, Badger, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Romeo and Juliet Clause (Age of Consent) (Cody, Askbob)
Open Immigration (Cody, Askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Intellectual Property (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
NASA (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Federal Reserve System (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Anti-Trust (wjm, askbob, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Capitalism (FREEDO)
Socialism (FREEDO)

Remove:
Border Fence(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
President George W. Bush(JBlake, Askbob, Koopin, Grape, Cody, wjm, J.Kenyon, FREEDO)
Police Profiling(JBlake, Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
Social Programs (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)
World Trade Organization (Askbob, Cody, J.Kenyon)

Alter:
War on Terror(Askbob, Cody, wjm, FREEDO) - alter to "Interventionism"
Tobacco Rights (Askbob, JBlake)- alter to make the meaning more clear
Patriotism - (Askbob, JBlake, Badger)alter to make the meaning more clear
Waterboarding - change to 'Torture for interrogation' (Askbob, Badger, FREEDO) change to 'Enhanced Interrogation" (JBlake) - Keep waterboarding and add "Enhanced Interrogation" (wjm)

I had an entire list I want put on here..