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Should Sugary Sodas Have Warning Labels?
San Francisco became the first city to require warning labels on soda. Do you think these warnings are necessary?


71% of of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Can SeaWorld Recover From "Blackfish"?
Can SeaWorld Recover From When Blackfish premiered in 2013, it uncovered abuses with Tilikum, one of their killer whales. The award-winning documentary had a huge negative impact on the animal theme park. Will SeaWorld be able to recover from this negative publicity?

50% of writers and pundits say yes
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What do you think?
Can SeaWorld Recover From "Blackfish"?  


Yes, people will forget about it over time and the move and controversy will quickly become an afterthought.
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sports | Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?
Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?With the women's World Cup starting, star American player Hope Solo is front and center. With her domestic violence issues getting a lot of press, will Hope Solo be able to redeem herself, and keep the focus on soccer?

75% of writers and pundits say no
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What do you think?
Will Hope Solo Be Able To Redeem Herself?  
world | Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?
Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?SCOTUS recently ruled that a citizen born in Jerusalem could not list Israel as his place of birth. They ruled against him, stating that Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel, as it remains contested land. Should the U.S. officially declare Jerusalem the Capital of Israel? 

60% of writers and pundits say yes
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Is Jerusalem The Capital of Israel?  


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national | Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?
Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?The Texas Appeals Court recently upheld a law that will result in the closing of the majority of abortion facilities in the state. Is this new law a step backwards for the women of Texas?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
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What do you think?
Is The New Abortion Law In Texas A Step Backwards?  
entertainment | Should Rachel Dolezal Be Punished For Lying?
Should Rachel Dolezal Be Punished For Lying?The head of the NAACP's Spokane office, Rachel Dolezal, was discovered to be a white woman, presenting herself as black. Should she be punished for this misrepresentation?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Will Hillary Clinton's Populist Stance Win Her The White House?
Will Hillary Clinton's Populist Stance Win Her The White House?At her first major political rally, Hillary Clinton channeled FDR, promising to tackle big business, and bring up the middle class. Will her populist stance help win her the White House?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Will Not Having A College Degree Hurt Scott Walker?
Will Not Having A College Degree Hurt Scott Walker?Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin only attended Marquette University for two years, failing to graduate. Will not having a college degree affect his chance at the White House?

60% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Will American Pharaoh Winning The Triple Crown Help Horse Racing?
Will American Pharaoh Winning The Triple Crown Help Horse Racing?With American Pharaoh winning the Triple Crown, the country is excited about horse racing. Will the exciting win help improve the popularity of the sport?

58% of writers and pundits say yes
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world | Will The G7 Agree To Sanctions For Russia?
Will The G7 Agree To Sanctions For Russia?The G7 is meeting in Germany, trying to determine a way to curb Russian aggression in the Ukraine. Will the powerful group of leaders be successful?

64% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Did The Interview Of The Duggar's Backfire?
Did The Interview Of The Duggar's Backfire?Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were interviewed by Megyn Kelly, hoping to clear the air regarding their son Josh, who has admitted to molesting his younger sisters. The interview left more questions than answers. Did the primetime interview backfire on the Duggar's?

78% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Should The U.S. Go Metric?
Should The U.S. Go Metric?Upon announcing his candidacy for President, Lincoln Chafee stated the United States should adopt the metric system. Should the U.S. join the rest of the world and go metric?

89% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Is The Movie "Aloha" A Symbol Of Whitewashing In Hollywood?
Is The Movie In Cameron Crowe's "Aloha", Asian lead character Allison Ng is played by Emma Stone, a white actress. Is this miscasting a sign of white privilege in Hollywood?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
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world | Will Greece Leave The Eurozone?
Will Greece Leave The Eurozone?With Greece unable to make debt repayments, and unwilling to take further austerity measures, economists are concerned Greece will be dropped from the euro. Do you think Greece will default and leave the Eurozone?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Will The Warriors Win The NBA Championship?
Will The Warriors Win The NBA Championship?The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are meeting in the 2015 NBA Finals. Current MVP Stephen Curry will be going against former MVP LeBron James. Will the Warriors be able to win the championship, their first in 40 years?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Will "Chiraq" Be Well Received?
Will Spike Lee is making a new movie based on black-on-black violence in Chicago. Many residents are unhappy about the name, likening Chicago to Iraq. Will the movie be well received?

83% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Does Marco Rubio's Driving Record Matter?
Does Marco Rubio's Driving Record Matter?The driving record of Marco Rubio and his wife were recently made public, and they have numerous violations between them. Does a presidential candidate need a good driving record?

79% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Will Tidal Be Successful?
Will Tidal Be Successful?Rapper Jay-Z debuted his new music streaming service in April to much fanfare, but it has been struggling ever since. Will Tidal be able to succeed?

70% of writers and pundits say no
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sports | Is Jordan Spieth The New Tiger Woods?
Is Jordan Spieth The New Tiger Woods?Golfer Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open, his second major in a row. Is the 21-year-old golf phenom the new Tiger Woods?

93% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Is Nikki Haley Right In Calling For The Removal Of The Confederate Flag?
Is Nikki Haley Right In Calling For The Removal Of The Confederate Flag?After days of calls for the removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina statehouse, Governor Nikki Haley has called for it's removal. Is the Republican governor justified in calling for the removal of the racist flag?

77% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Does Lincoln Chafee Have A Shot?
Does Lincoln Chafee Have A Shot?Lincoln Chafee has entered the pool of Democrats seeking the nomination. Does the former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island stand a chance?

91% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Will "Jurassic World" Be The Movie Of The Summer?
Will The buzz for "Jurassic World" is stronger than ever, and it seems everyone is excited for its June 12th release. Will the 4th movie in Steven Spielberg's hit franchise be the movie of the summer?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Will Tom Brady Win His Appeal?
Will Tom Brady Win His Appeal?Following Deflategate, Tom Brady was handed down a 4-game suspension. The star quarterback has appealed the ruling. Do you think Brady will win his appeal?

60% of writers and pundits say no
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sports | Should The FIFA Corruption Arrests Lead To A Loss Of Sponsors?
Should The FIFA Corruption Arrests Lead To A Loss Of Sponsors?International soccer fans were shocked when eight FIFA officials were charged with fraud. Will the "World Cup of Fraud" affect FIFA with a loss of sponsors?

69% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Will David Letterman Be Missed?
Will David Letterman Be Missed?David Letterman has retired after 33 years of late night entertainment. Will the Late Night host be missed?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Did Qatar Buy The 2022 World Cup?
Did Qatar Buy The 2022 World Cup?With the resignation of Sepp Blatter, many are expecting to find additional corruption within FIFA. Many questioned the choice of Qatar for the 2022 World Cup, since its weather is not conducive for soccer, but they were awarded the Cup anyway. Do you think the tiny, hot emirate purchased the 2022 World Cup?

71% of writers and pundits say yes
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world | Will The Smoking Ban In Beijing Work?
Will The Smoking Ban In Beijing Work?Beijing, the capital of China, has instituted an indoor smoking ban, along with a ban outdoors near schools and parks. With over 50% of residents smokers, will the cigarette ban work?

86% of writers and pundits say no
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world | Is A Coup D'etat Possible In North Korea?
Is A Coup D'etat Possible In North Korea?Recent photos of Kim Jong Un show he is overweight and unhealthy. With his health on the line, is "Dear Leader" possibly losing control of the closed-off country?

60% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Should Sex Work Be Legalized In The U.S.?
Should Sex Work Be Legalized In The U.S.?With the recent bust of online gay escort site Rentboy.com, people are calling for decriminalization of consensual sex work. Should sex work be legalized?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Should Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?
Should Idris Elba Be The Next James Bond?Lots of names are being thrown around to be the next James Bond. Idris Elba, a fan favorite from "The Wire" has been determined to be "too street" for the role. Should Elba be the next 007?

70% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Should Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Be Held In Contempt?
Should Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Be Held In Contempt?County Clerk Kim Davis has continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, despite being ordered to do so by the Supreme Court. Should the Kentucky Clerk be held in contempt?

80% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Is The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal The New Watergate?
Is The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal The New Watergate?Many on the right are suggesting that Hillary Clinton could've prevented the attack on Benghazi, and they have the emails to prove it. Is Clinton's email scandal the new Watergate?

63% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Should We Abolish The Death Penalty?
Should We Abolish The Death Penalty?After this week's execution of Kelly Gissendaner, and the planned execution of Richard Glossip (now stayed), many are calling for the end of the death penalty. With 17 death row inmates exonerated since 2011, is it time to end this medieval practice?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Should Reddit Delete Racist And Dangerous Subreddit's?
Should Reddit Delete Racist And Dangerous Subreddit's?With the recent firing of CEO Ellen Pao, Reddit is in an upheaval, trying to set new standards detailing what is and what isn't allowed. Thus far, racist threads are allowed...should they be deleted?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Should "Sanctuary City" Laws Change?
Should Following the murder of a woman by an illegal alien, one who had been deported five times, people are calling for an end to sanctuary city laws. Should San Francisco, and other sanctuary cities, change their laws?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Is Bill Cosby Finished?
Is Bill Cosby Finished?With the disclosure that Bill Cosby purchased Quaaludes to be used on unsuspecting women, it is difficult to defend his actions. Is the comedian finished?

92% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Was The Mini-Debate Effective?
Was The Mini-Debate Effective?FoxNews held an earlier debate for the 7 candidates not included in the main Republican debate. Do you think the mini-debate was effective?

71% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Will Trump Crash At The Debate?
Will Trump Crash At The Debate?Donald Trump is headlining the first Republican debate, with many wondering whether he can calm down the rhetoric and have a civilized debate with his fellow candidates. Will Trump bomb the debate?

60% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Should Donald Trump Run As An Independent?
Should Donald Trump Run As An Independent?Like businessman Ross Perot before him, Donald Trump is considering a run for the White House as an Independent. Should Trump run as a third-party candidate?

71% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Is The Senate Purposely Stalling On The Nomination Of Loretta Lynch?
Is The Senate Purposely Stalling On The Nomination Of Loretta Lynch?It's been 5 months since President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch for U.S. Attorney General. Is the Republican led Senate purposely delaying her nomination?

82% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Is Gwyneth Paltrow Out Of Touch With Regular Americans?
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Out Of Touch With Regular Americans? Gwyneth Paltrow recently attempted to live off of $29 a week, a challenge to eat how poor Americans do. Her food choices were ridiculed, which asks the question, is the actress out of touch?

64% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Is The Boxing Community More Tolerant Of Domestic Violence?
Is The Boxing Community More Tolerant Of Domestic Violence?Floyd Mayweather has a history of domestic violence, and yet he's about to have his biggest payday ever with his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Are boxing fans more tolerant of domestic violence?

100% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Martin O'Malley - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Martin O'MalleyDemocratic former Governor of Maryland, and serious underdog for 2016 Presidential election.

61% of articles are anti-Martin O'Malley
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national | Lincoln Chafee - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Lincoln ChafeeDemocratic former Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee is a potential challenger to Hillary Clinton for 2016 Democratic nomination.

54% of articles are anti-Lincoln Chafee
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national | Jeb Bush - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Jeb BushThe youngest son of the Bush dynasty, Jeb Bush is the former Republican governor of Florida, and often seen as the shoe-in for the 2016 Republican nomination.

64% of articles are anti-Jeb Bush
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national | Should Body Cameras Be Required Of All Police Officers?
Should Body Cameras Be Required Of All Police Officers?The shooting of unarmed victim Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina has renewed interest in body cameras. Should all police officers be required to wear them?

83% of writers and pundits say yes
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entertainment | Should Miley Cyrus Break Up With Patrick Schwarzenegger?
Should Miley Cyrus Break Up With Patrick Schwarzenegger?Patrick Schwarzenegger was spotted cavorting with an ex-girlfiriend during spring break. Should Miley Cyrus break up with him?

60% of writers and pundits say yes
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world | Should Pilots Be Subject To Full Mental Health Record Checks?
Should Pilots Be Subject To Full Mental Health Record Checks?In light of questions about the mental health of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who seems to have deliberately crashed Flight 9525, should pilots be subject to full mental health record checks?

58% of writers and pundits say no
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sports | Were The Anaheim Angels Wise To Trade Josh Hamilton?
Were The Anaheim Angels Wise To Trade Josh Hamilton?The Anaheim Angels traded John Hamilton, a player suffering a drug addiction, to the Texas Rangers. This trade will cost the Angels over $50 million, was it the right move?

75% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Jim Webb - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
Jim WebbJim Webb, former Senator from Virginia, is considering a run for the White House. Whether the Democrat has a chance against Hillary Clinton is yet to be seen.

85% of articles are pro-Jim Webb
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national | Should Bobby Jindal Run For President?
Should Bobby Jindal Run For President?Bobby Jindal, the Republican Governor of Louisiana, is considering running for President. Should he run?

86% of writers and pundits say no
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sports | Is Tiger Woods Past His Prime
Is Tiger Woods Past His PrimeTiger Woods game has been suffering lately, and he hasn't won a tournament since 2013, and a major since 2008. Has he passed his prime?

93% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | George Pataki - All Articles And Topics - Twitter trends
George PatakiFormer New York Governor George Pataki may be a long shot, but he's still considering a run for the 2016 Republican nomination.

75% of articles are anti-George Pataki
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world | Will The Death Of A Senior Leader Hurt ISIS?
Will The Death Of A Senior Leader Hurt ISIS?US Special Ops killed Abu Sayyaf, a key leader and commander of ISIS. Will the death of this key leader hurt ISIS's leadership in Syria and Iraq?

60% of writers and pundits say no
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national | Will The Amtrak Crash Lead To Improvements In Infrastructure?
Will The Amtrak Crash Lead To Improvements In Infrastructure?The deadly train crash in Philadelphia has many people asking why it happened. Will the Amtrak crash lead to improved safety measures and improvements in infrastructure?

87% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Is A 2-Hour Movie A Good Way To Wrap Up CSI?
Is A 2-Hour Movie A Good Way To Wrap Up CSI?The forensic procedural CSI is ending after 15 seasons, and wrapping up lose ends with a two hour movie. Is this the best way to wrap up the series?

86% of writers and pundits say yes
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national | Will TPP Really Protect Workers?
Will TPP Really Protect Workers?Obama is pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to be fast tracked, despite strong reservations from both sides of the aisle. Will TPP really protect American workers?

91% of writers and pundits say no
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sports | Does Manny Pacquaio Deserve A Rematch?
Does Manny Pacquaio Deserve A Rematch?The fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio ended with a unanimous win for Mayweather. Many people think Pacquaio held his own and deserved better scores. Should there be a rematch between the two boxers?

64% of writers and pundits say no
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entertainment | Is "The Wire" An Accurate Look At Baltimore Inner-City Life?
Is With the recent riots and unrest in Baltimore, many are looking to HBO's hit show "The Wire" as an example of life in the inner city. Is this comparison a fair one?

63% of writers and pundits say no
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world | Should 10-Year-Old Girl From Paraguay Be Allowed To Get An Abortion?
Should 10-Year-Old Girl From Paraguay Be Allowed To Get An Abortion?A 10-Year-Old girl from Paraguay was impregnated by her stepfather. She has requested an abortion but denied. Should she be allowed to get the abortion?

90% of writers and pundits say yes
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sports | Should Stephanie Wei Have Lost Her Credentials For Live-Streaming Golf Practice?
Should Stephanie Wei Have Lost Her Credentials For Live-Streaming Golf Practice?Stephanie Wei used the Twitter app Periscope to live-stream a PGA sanctioned practice. The PGA Tour has since yanked her credentials for the rest of the season. Did the PGA make the right decision?

100% of writers and pundits say no
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