Slate Debate

Slate Debate
education

Commentary by James Turnage Once a nation which valued education above all else, the United States is failing our next generation of Americans. The United States ranks 14th in the world in overall education. I...
religious

Opinion by James Turnage In the 11th and 12 centuries it was the Crusades and the Inquisition; today it is Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram; interpretation of religion by extremists is the evil among...
Charlie Hedbo

At the close of the film 300 an entirely inaccurate depiction of the historical battle of Thermopylae which pitted the hordes of the Persian Empire against a tiny band of Spartan comrades blocking their...
extremists

Commentary by James Turnage Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Boko Haram are not true followers of Islam. Their pretended beliefs have no relation to the teachings of the Quran. The truth is that extremism defines the...
hoodie

Are our state and federal governments attempting to turn the United States into a fascist nation? Constitutional violations are the final step in the creation of a nation which seeks complete control over the...
GOP

Although Republicans and some TEA Party members won the midterm elections handily, the GOP faces some challenges in 2016. It will have a myriad of contenders for the party’s presidential nomination, but only a...
politicians

American prisons are filled. Men and women convicted of drug possession, drug use, drug sales, theft, crimes related to sex, assault, and murder live a life behind bars. Worst of all for them is...
Hollywood

Commentary by James Turnage Movies have long been at the forefront of exposing situations of immorality and injustice, and revealing crimes unreported by the media such as domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Movies...
American

Commentary by James Turnage I placed this in an area designed for discussion because of the results of the poll. For me there is no discussion. Those who don’t know anything about the failed results...
will

I’m positive that few ‘normal’ Americans truly understand all arguments for and against the Keystone Pipeline; and they certainly do not know all of the facts. Because of these two reasons, few voters have...
what

Genetically Modified Organisms; these three words have created a world-wide battle between countries, states and groups championing safe food practices, vs. major food and beverage manufacturers who use products created by Monsanto. You remember...
Palestinian

While Palestinians and Israelis fail to negotiate with each other in the hope of attaining a lasting peace, European nations are moving forward to give Palestine Statehood and a full membership in the United...
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