Are white male terrorists a bigger threat to Americans than Islamic extremists?

Many are saying the Austin serial bomber should be labeled a terrorist, and that the only reason he hasn't been is because he is white. While President Trump continues to focus on Islamic extremists, the majority of terrorist attacks carried out in the U.S. have been perpetrated by white males. ISIS and 9/11 loom large in the public consciousness, however, and 80 percent of likely U.S. voters say…

Should Nazis be allowed to run for office?

Arthur Jones, an American Nazi Party leader and Holocaust denier, just won a Republican primary in Illinois's 3rd Congressional district. Jones ran unopposed, but still got 20,000 votes. The Illinois GOP denounced Jones, but others say he should never been on the ballot: Nazis shouldn't be allowed to run for office. Free speech advocates, however, argue that banning certain political parties—even…

Does Melania Trump actually care about cyberbullying?

Melania Trump recently addressed her critics at a technology event, reaffirming her commitment to helping end cyberbullying. Many have accused the first lady of being a hypocrite for purporting to care about bullying while defending her husband and his notorious cyberbullying antics. But others think Melania is treated unfairly—her desire to combat cyberbullying is genuine and everyone should leav…

Should Democrats support pro-life candidates?

A pro-life Democrat just narrowly won his Illinois primary, despite the pushback from establishment Democrats. Some advocates want the Democratic Party to amend its platform and accept pro-life candidates, arguing it will make the party more competitive in red states. But after Doug Jones—who is unapologetically pro-choice—won in Alabama, many are questioning the argument that Democrats need to so…

Did the Trump campaign collude with Russia?

Allegations of collusion between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian operatives have continued to dog Trump's presidency. Critics say the president's obsequious behavior towards Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and refusal to criticize or call out Russia's interference in our election indicates that Trump himself is compromised. But Trump vehemently denies any collusion, and his supp…

Who should be the first female president: Elizabeth Warren or Nikki Haley?

Hillary Clinton may not have become the first female president, but that doesn't mean it won't happen soon. As we near the end of Women's History Month, we're asking Tylters to decide which woman you think will make history and become our first female POTUS. Nikki Haley has everything it takes to be president—legislative, executive, and diplomatic experience. But Elizabeth Warren has been a favori…

Should Congress investigate Facebook?

Critics are demanding that Congress investigate Facebook after a New York Times report revealed that voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission. Critics say Facebook needs to be held publicly accountable for how bad actors are misusing the platform, but others say social media users nee…

Should ICE be abolished?

Since the election of President Trump, there have been calls on the left to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency tasked with detaining and deporting people who have violated immigration law. Critics argue ICE functions as a modern-day Gestapo, and since it was created less than 20 years ago, it shouldn't be that hard to eliminate now. But others argue the work ICE does is…

Do we have too many government regulations?

The promise to cut government regulations was a centerpiece of Donald Trump's campaign, and he's already signed an executive order that requires federal agencies to get rid of two existing regulations for every new one they implement. Conservatives argue government regulation hampers business and harms job growth. But others insist Wall Street and corporate America must be regulated to safeguard o…

Is it wrong to fat-shame President Trump?

This week's New Yorker cover features a nude image of President Trump. Is it acceptable for Trump's critics to constantly make fun of his body, his weight, and his looks? Presidents are always caricatured and ridiculed, but some argue commentators should save their critiques for his policies, not his waist size or his hair. But others say "What's good for the goose is good for the gander"—when has…