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William Walker - Was an American "adventurist" who attempted to conquer several Latin American countries in the mid-19th century. Did this lone man embody the foreign policy of the US at the time?
Centralia, PA - Did you know there is a town that has has been nearly vacated because of a fire burning since 1962.
Smedley Butler - was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. Was he a hero in trying to expose the military industrial complex or was he simply a crazed eccentric?
WACO - The Waco Siege began on February 28, 1993. Should the government have waited out the followers?
British Invasion of Iraq (1914-1926) and Afghanistan (1839). What lessons can be learned from the British?
Why is Afghanistan called the "Graveyard of Empires?"
Cyber Warfare - Is this a new strategy in warfare? What are the consequences of such an attack? Examples of use: South-Ossetia War or Russian-Georgian War of the summer of 2008. July 2009 Cyber Attacks on the United States.
The Berlin Wall 20 Years Later: What was the Berlin Airlift and why was the wall a symbol of the Cold War?
Battle of Trenton
Princeton (Who was General Hugh Mercer? Why was a county named after him?
Battle of Monmouth (Who was Molly Pitcher?)
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire- America's worse sweatshop disaster.
The Iranian "Green" Movement - Summer 2009.
The Iranian Coup 1953--Was the CIA justified in overthrowing a democratically elected leader?
History of the Ouija board? Is it really the gateway to hell?
Hugo Chavez- Defiant rebel of authoritative dictator?
Vladamir Putin- Dictator of Russia
Do vegetarians help save the Earth- i.e. slow global warming?
Did factory farming cause the swine flu? What is factory farming?
T.A.R.P. -- What is it? Why is the public so upset?
What's the Spanish Flu of 1918? How is different from H1N1?
Advertising- Brilliant marketing or invasion of thoughts?
Is Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia a consequence of advertising?
Why is Lila W. Thompson considered the mother of New Egypt? Who was she and what did she do?
Is the Russian government murdering journalists and human rights activists?
Look up Anna Politkovskaya
Is Goldman Sachs the Satan of Wall St? Why are they so hated by the public?
The Mexican drug war-- Who is to blame for the violence?
Is George W. Bush a war criminal?
School Shootings - Does the media help fuel copy-cats?
Should there be an armed guard in every school?
Would this reduce the number of murdered?
Why doesn't this happen in other industrialized countries?
Columbus Finding America
Is Columbus a murderer or hero?
Did he really find it first?
What if he didn’t find it?
Are we our own worst enemy?
Are we really “free?”
Why is it a good thing?
Why is it a bad thing?
Could it have been prevented?
Life pre 9/11
Life post 9/11
America Too Politically Correct
In god we trust?
Organized religion hurts/kills others?
Beliefs are being restrained from expression
What is the world coming to?
Roman Empire and US compare and contrast - Influence on modern day
Japans Foreign Affairs
China + Russia-Compare economies (communistic)
Life on Mars VS.. Life on Earth
Genetically Engineered Food
Salem Witch Trials
? Was Ergot poisoning to blame? What is Ergot poisoning?
Is Microsoft Evil
Globalization: Pros and Cons
Was the JFK assassination a conspiracy?
Is Google becoming an overpowered monopoly? (Googlezon)
Can Animals Predict Disasters?
How author’s lives affect their work
Women’s rights in China
Is China America’s next greatest enemy? Friend or Foe
The Dredd Scott Decision
Is the Electoral College Outdated?
Romance in Britain Literature
The Knights Templar
Tibet and the Dalai Lama
The Human Memory
G.W. Bush-Good or Bad Political Decisions
The Death Penalty-Inhumane
Tookie Williams - Uplifted man or heartless murderer?
The effect of divorce on children
Genocide in Sudan
Genocide in Rwanda
Aids in Africa
The Pope – John Paul the 2nd or Benedict?
Terri Schiavo Murder or Compassion.
Nanotechnology- benefits and pitfalls
Air line safety or lack thereof
Is Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world?
Animal communication (horse whisperer)
Alternative energy sources
Athletes and drugs
Chemical and biological weapons
Church and state
Conservation of natural resources
Doping in sports
Drug testing (sports, schools, ect.)
Educational tests and measurements
Exotic animal smuggling
Food, Safety measures
Freedom of information act
Freedom of religion
Freedom of speech
Freedom of the press
Garbage and waste
Gun industry lawsuits
Health care reform
International space station
Legalization of drugs
Missile defense programs
Narcotics, Control of
Osama bin Laden
Privacy, Right of
Same sex marriage
Smoking: Are smokers losing their rights?
Social security reform
Stem cell research
Teenagers, Alcohol use
Teenage suicidal behavior
Treatment of prisoners
Violence in mass media
Weapons of mass destruction
United Nations (useless?)
Right to Die
Permanent affects of LSD
History of New Egypt
Great People of New Jersey
Great men of history
Great women of history
Weathermen (American terrorists or freedom fighters)
Gangster Rap harmful
Early Americans terrorist against Indians?
Iran’s nuclear option
When Does Human Life Begin?
Abortion Pill: RU-486
Fetal Homicide Laws
-Increasing in today's world?
-Becoming the image of girls around the world, is is good or bad?
-is today's media censor happy?
-are they censoring enough
Diet and Nutrition
Poverty in the US
Bullying in Schools
Cell phones in School
-Should schools be made no service areas to keep phones out?
-Should cell phones be allowed it school?
-Safe or not?
-Can it be hacked?
-Is it effective
-To much channel changing not enough page turning?
-Stealing or not?
-Should it be legal or illegal
-Should obese people have the right to be big
-Is obesity a growing problem in America
-Abortion, Should girls under 18 need parental consent?