All One Minute Debate: 3 Views

  • 3 views on the Iran nuclear deal

    The six-month interim deal the P5+1 world powers reached with Iran offers some sanctions relief in exchange for a roll-back of Iran’s nuclear program. In this One Minute Debate, three writers give their take on the historic agreement.

  • 3 views on NSA reform

    In this One Minute Debate, three writers offer their views on NSA surveillance and reforms.

  • Jobs report: 3 views on the best way to create jobs in the US

    The Labor Department reported Friday that the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, while unemployment rose to 7.9 percent. As the eighth and final installment of our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on the best way to create jobs in the United States.

  • 3 views on best way to curb US debt

    Polls show American voters rank deficits and debt as top concerns, but Mitt Romney and President Obama have sparred over their plans to cut budget deficits and tackle the debt. Three writers give their brief take on the best way to curb US debt.

  • 3 views on whether the next Congress should repeal Obamacare

    Repealing Obamacare is bound to come up as voters in a town-hall forum question President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the second presidential debate. Concerns about healthcare, from Medicare to the Affordable Care Act, play a key role in this election. Three writers give their brief take on whether the next Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • 3 views on whether US states should require voter ID

    Voter ID laws enacted recently in several states have taken center stage this election cycle. Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday that the state could not implement its new voter ID law until after this year's November elections. As the fifth installment of our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on whether US states should require voter ID.

  • 3 views on what the US should do about Iran's nuclear program

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, saying Iran is under a "continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists." As the fourth installment of our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on what the United States should do about Iran's nuclear program.

  • 3 views on how US should combat illegal immigration

    For the third installment in our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on how the United States should combat illegal immigration: 'tighten up,' 'loosen up,' and 'another way.'

  • 3 views on whether US still needs affirmative action

    This November, voters in Oklahoma will consider a ballot measure banning affirmative action in public-sector hiring. And in October, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas case – centered on the use of affirmative action in public-university admissions. As the second installment in our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on whether the United States still needs affirmative action.

  • 3 views on whether states should legalize marijuana

    This November, voters in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington will consider ballot measures to legalize and regulate marijuana, much as alcohol and tobacco are taxed and regulated. In this first in a series of "one minute debates" for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on the issue.

  • What’s the best way to modernize our transportation?

    What’s the best way to modernize our transportation?

    With a lagging economy, high unemployment, and aging transportation systems, Americans debate the best ways to invest in their infrastructure and stimulate economic activity – from high-speed rail and congestion pricing, to cutting pork and tapping private capital.

  • Should America's illegal immigrants be offered legal status?

    Should America's illegal immigrants be offered legal status?

    There are 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US. With midterm elections around the corner, the immigration reform debate is heating up – fueled by everything from Arizona's controversial immigration law to the 14th Amendment's birthright citizenship clause.

  • Is the war in Afghanistan still worth fighting?

    Is the war in Afghanistan still worth fighting?

    As the war in Afghanistan begins its tenth year, the American public – and even the Obama administration – seems divided about America's purpose there.

  • What's the best way to promote safer, cleaner energy?

    What's the best way to promote safer, cleaner energy?

    Dependence on foreign oil, the energy economy, the environment, new technology – they all factor into the debate over America's energy future. So what's the best path forward?

  • Should Congress regulate political ad money?

    Should Congress regulate political ad money?

    The Supreme Court's decision earlier this year makes it easier for corporations and unions to influence elections. Many members of Congress want to change that.

  • What's the best way to create more jobs?

    What's the best way to create more jobs?

    With unemployment still hovering near 10 percent, politicians are scrambling to push policies they think will create jobs.

  • Should health-care reform be repealed?

    Should health-care reform be repealed?

    Many Republicans want to repeal the health-care legislation President Obama and Democrats passed earlier this year.

  • Should all the Bush tax cuts be extended?

    Should all the Bush tax cuts be extended?

    The Bush tax cuts are set to expire this year.

  • Should California legalize pot?

    Should California legalize pot?

    California's Proposition 19 is generating debate across the country.