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2013-12-30 20:20:31

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 pro, con, and related research in 50 topics ranging from medical marijuana to Obamacare to illegal immigration to gay marriage. All of ProCon.org content remains free, without ads, and without registration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130208/MM57290LOGO) ProCon.org...

2013-12-19 16:21:15

Nonpartisan ProCon.org Launches Its New Website on America's Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the War on Terror SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org, a nonpartisan research organization devoted to critical thinking on controversial topics, debuts its 50(th) issue website, http://drones.procon.org, and delves deeply into the pros and cons of US drone strikes using the latest studies, perspectives, and facts. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs),...

2013-10-18 08:24:57

Nonpartisan ProCon.org Provides Facts and Debates over the Health Care Law SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org has updated its popular nonpartisan website (http://healthcarereform.procon.org) about the pros and cons of Obamacare, compiling responses from legislators, health care experts, and others to 66 frequently asked questions about the law. The website poses a core question, "Is Obamacare good for America?", and in consideration of that...

2013-07-23 12:30:41

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachers, librarians, and educational administrators at more than 4,000 schools - 806 elementary and middle schools, 2,063 high schools, and 1,055 colleges and universities - in all 50 states and 57 countries have now used ProCon.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130208/MM57290LOGO) The ProCon.org Teachers' Corner provides the lesson plans, resource lists, and experiences from those educators in a...

2013-06-18 12:34:16

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org announces its new video "Critical Thinking Explained" about critical thinking and how studies show that it encourages citizen involvement. This latest episode in ProCon.org's Critical Thinking Video Series focuses on facts and studies showing that critical thinking, especially through discussion and debate of controversial issues, often leads to people being more likely to vote, follow political news, influence public...

2013-03-06 12:28:21

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org announces its new video about the pros and cons of electronic voting machines. After the "hanging chad" paper ballot debacle in the 2000 Bush-Gore elections, direct recording electronic (DRE) machines, often called electronic voting machines, became increasingly popular. DREs were used in 39% of all US precincts in the 2012 presidential election. The latest ProCon.org video focuses on facts, studies, and pro and con...

2013-01-17 16:23:01

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 winners in the ProCon.org national student video contest were announced today. First place ($400) and second place ($200) winners were selected in three categories: middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), and college/university (undergraduate and graduate) students. All...

2012-12-12 16:23:20

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 47% of Americans who use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have spent billions of minutes social networking in 2012. The increasing prevalence of social communication via computers, apps, and mobile devices has been constant and controversial. Is social media advancing beneficial social, political, and business changes, or is it causing a harmful dependence on screen-based technology and...

2012-11-20 12:26:48

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the cost of bulky textbooks continues to climb at double the rate of inflation, ever-slimmer digital tablets keep coming down in price. Now that 98% of American classrooms have access to the internet, increasing numbers of school districts are opting for the digital tablets. But the transition from textbooks to tablets is controversial. Are the digital tablets too expensive for schools, too distracting for students, and too...

2012-08-29 14:22:11

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether or not you become a political conservative or liberal may be predetermined by your brain. Liberals and conservatives tend to have different brain structures, different physiological responses to stimuli, and activate different neural responses when confronted with similar situations, according to 13 peer-reviewed studies compiled by ProCon.org. Overviews for each scientific study, and in many cases the studies themselves,...