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Jun 10, 2014, 13:20 ET
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Controversial Health Topics - Abortion, Obesity, Rx Drug Advertising - Get Fresh Pro and Con Analysis at ProCon.org

America's largest provider of free pro and con research on controversial issues, ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org), has expanded and updated...

May 19, 2014, 13:09 ET
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Educators in over 5,000 Schools in ALL 50 States and 66 Countries Use Free Critical Thinking Resources at ProCon.org

America's largest provider of free pro and con research on controversial issues passed a milestone by documenting over 5,000 schools in all 50...

Mar 25, 2014, 13:42 ET
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Should Felons Be Allowed to Vote? New Video with Pros and Cons from ProCon.org

ProCon.org released a new short video last week in its Critical Thinking Video Series that focuses on the debate over whether or not felons should...

Mar 20, 2014, 09:16 ET
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Felon Voting Video Released by ProCon.org

ProCon.org has launched a new short video in its Critical Thinking Video Series that focuses on the debate over whether or not felons should be...

Dec 30, 2013, 17:40 ET
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Over 60 Million Served Critical Thinking Content by ProCon.org

With over 60 million unique visits since the organization was formed in 2004, ProCon.org has brought the world roughly 100,000 hours of its unique...

Dec 19, 2013, 16:17 ET

Pros and Cons of US Drone Strikes Abroad - Latest Research in Ongoing Debate

Nonpartisan ProCon.org Launches Its New Website on America's Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the War on Terror ProCon.org, a nonpartisan...

Nov 26, 2013, 17:00 ET

Celebrity World Challenge Golf Tournament in Calabasas, CA to Benefit ProCon.org and Rehabilitation Foundation for Disabled Persons, U.S.

A-MARK FINANCIAL CORPORATION PRESENTS THE CELEBRITY WORLD CHALLENGE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP ON DECEMBER 2, 2013 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CALABASAS COUNTRY...

Oct 22, 2013, 10:15 ET

Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Latest Research in Ongoing Debate

Nonpartisan ProCon.org Launches Its New Website on the Animal Testing Debate An estimated 26 million animals, including cats, rats, dogs, mice...

Oct 18, 2013, 09:00 ET

Pros and Cons of Obamacare from ProCon.org

Nonpartisan ProCon.org Provides Facts and Debates over the Health Care Law ProCon.org has updated its popular nonpartisan website...

Oct 01, 2013, 10:05 ET

Is a College Education Worth It? New Website from ProCon.org Researches the Pros and Cons.

With 19.9 million US college students in 2013 and average student debt reported at over $26,500 and growing, the debate over whether or not a...

Jul 23, 2013, 10:20 ET
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ProCon.org Passes Milestone of 4,000 Schools

 Teachers, librarians, and educational administrators at more than 4,000 schools – 806 elementary and middle schools, 2,063 high...

Jul 02, 2013, 10:20 ET
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California State Education Superintendent Endorses ProCon.org for Critical Thinking and Common Core Instruction

Tom Torlakson, the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, recently endorsed ProCon.org for its use in critical thinking and civics...

Jun 18, 2013, 10:15 ET

Critical Thinking Explained in New Video from ProCon.org

ProCon.org announces its new video "Critical Thinking Explained" about critical thinking and how studies show that it encourages citizen...

Mar 06, 2013, 11:48 ET

New ProCon.org Video Explores Pros and Cons of Electronic Voting Machines

 ProCon.org announces its new video about the pros and cons of electronic voting machines. After the "hanging chad" paper ballot debacle in the...

Jan 17, 2013, 17:47 ET

UPDATED: Winners of "Why I Love ProCon.org" National Student Video Contest Announced

A panel of prominent film celebrities and education leaders judged 1-2 minute student videos on the theme "Why I Love ProCon.org," and their seven...

Jan 17, 2013, 15:45 ET

Winners of "Why I Love ProCon.org" National Student Video Contest Announced

A panel of prominent film celebrities and education leaders judged 1-2 minute student videos on the theme "Why I Love ProCon.org," and their six...

Dec 31, 2012, 16:40 ET

Should the United States return to a gold standard? ProCon.org puts monetary policy debate back in spotlight

Prior to 1971, the United States was on various forms of a gold standard where the value of the dollar was backed by gold reserves and paper...

Dec 20, 2012, 19:06 ET

Should the United States maintain its embargo against Cuba? ProCon.org brings the pros and cons to 50-year-old debate

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the ongoing US embargo against Cuba. Eleven successive US presidents have imposed economic sanctions and...

Dec 13, 2012, 16:50 ET

Does lowering the federal corporate income tax rate result in employers creating more jobs? ProCon.org presents research on both sides of the debate

The ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations between President Obama and Speaker Boehner have included the idea of lowering the corporate tax rate. Since...

Dec 12, 2012, 15:55 ET

Are social networking sites good for our society? ProCon.org injects nonpartisan research into both sides of the debate

The 47% of Americans who use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have spent billions of minutes social networking in 2012....