r/ExplainBothSides 4h ago

Technology EBS: Should Twitter allow users to edit their tweets?


It seems like such an obvious quality of life update. Reddit supports it, so does every forum ever made.

On the other hand, Twitter has become the official record of several public figures and corporations. Edits would allow them to take back dumb comments in a way that people may not notice.

r/ExplainBothSides 3h ago

Governance EBS: Are Baby-Boomers the cause of many of societal ills in America?


I often hear on Reddit that boomers are the reason for many problems in America but tbh I feel like they could just be an easy scapegoat since they’re older and have different worldviews from the typical Reddit user. But I genuinely do want to hear a well thought out analysis of of both sides of the story though

r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Public Policy Cancelling student loans


r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Culture Forks vs Chopsticks


r/ExplainBothSides 2d ago

Pop Culture Is Reddit as bad as other social media sites?


r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Health Gym during COVID?


Sick & swole or healthy & not swole?

r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Ethics EBS- police who didn’t raid the school and stood outside for 40 minutes


r/ExplainBothSides 2d ago

Public Policy EBS - HR 8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act


What are the pros and cons of passing this piece of legislation?

r/ExplainBothSides 2d ago

America has dangerous, pervasive ideologies on both sides


Pervasive being the operative word, not fringe outlier beliefs. I’m talking popular issues that our representatives have known positions on.

I’m often told it’s just as easy to fall down the liberal rabbit hole as it is to become “radicalized” by conservative beliefs. My Canadian friend likes to wax political about this all the time but I’ve seen some of my American peers sharing similar sentiments.

From my perspective, it feels like conservative beliefs are rife with very popular yet outdated and dangerous concepts. Examples being the need for guns to overthrow tyranny (leading to more accidental deaths and mass shooting events than any tyrant-overthrowing), or the concept that abortion is murder/Planned Parenthood profits from abortion.

Where are the equally harmful liberal ideals? If anything, I feel like the worst part about liberals is how little that actually get done. They’ll paint Black Lives Matter on a street but won’t meaningfully change anyones lives.

Is there something super obvious I’m missing, or am I just being unfair claiming conservative ideologies are harmful?

I mean yeah it feels weird that the trans women beat those other women at swimming, but to be real it’s not like she killed 21 people at a school with her penis.

r/ExplainBothSides 3d ago

Governance EBS: Parliamentary Democratic Republic vs Presidential Democratic Republic


Suppose Canada became a Republic in the future by abolishing the monarchy. Compare Canada's Parliamentary system to the American presidential system. They have many similarities.

-Federal (3 levels)


-3 branches (exec, legislative, judicial)

-bicameral legislature

There still would be some differences. What would they be? And what would be better political system ? Future Canada or Future USA?

r/ExplainBothSides 4d ago

Economics [EBT]: On a similar point to the controversy of US Healthcare, should Insurance Policies be privatized or more government operated, particularily in smaller nations?


r/ExplainBothSides 7d ago

Economics We are dealing with a recession/price gouging


r/ExplainBothSides 6d ago

Governance Current Ukraine War : Who's side to be on, Ukraine or Russia?


I mean I refuse to believe it's as simple as RUSSIA BAD UKRAINE INNOCENT

I'm not here saying Russia isn't bad, (after all they did launch an invasion) but I'm sure there is SOMETHING that explains their actions

r/ExplainBothSides 10d ago

Ethics If women can abort their child, should men be able to abandon their child?


If a child can be aborted by the mother, then should a father be allowed to abandon the child?

If it’s wrong for the father to abandon the child, then isn’t it possible that they’re both wrong?

r/ExplainBothSides 9d ago

Culture Why are so many people confident that dreams cannot foretell the future when there are countless reports that suggest otherwise?


r/ExplainBothSides 11d ago

Governance Do politicians benefit from stoking the fires of division in the country?


r/ExplainBothSides 11d ago

Health Healthcare for all In America


r/ExplainBothSides 16d ago

Public Policy EBS, Nuclear Energy is a necessary part of combating climate change


r/ExplainBothSides 18d ago

Public Policy The Privatisation of Channel 4


For context, Channel 4 is a UK Broadcaster that was created in 1982 under the Broadcasting Act of 1980, alongside its Welsh counterpart S4C. It’s a statutory corporation meaning it was made by Statute, and is the 3rd company to be made to be a free-to-air broadcaster for the UK, and runs the obvious Channel 4. Channels 1 and 2 are operated by the BBC being BBC 1 and 2 respectively, Channel 3 is ITV, with its Scottish counterpart being STV, and Channel 5, which was created in 1997, is run by Paramount Global

Channel 4 is a non-profit, publicly-owned, advertiser-funded broadcaster run by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said that the Conservative Party plans to privatise the company by 2023. Obviously, this has led to backlash, even from within the Conservative party, and Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon has said that Channel 4’s future is in continued public ownership

I’m one of the people against the privatisation of Channel 4, so I want to know both sides of why Channel 4, should or shouldn’t be privatised

r/ExplainBothSides 20d ago

Culture Why is it normalized to call men insecure when their partner has a noticeable celebrity crush but


Why is it normalized to call men insecure or immature when their partner has a very noticeable celebrity crush, but then are also seen like shitty guys just for following girls on instagram or watching p*rn, even when they’re not going to cheat?

r/ExplainBothSides 22d ago

Pop Culture Ammit vs Konshu in Moon Knight


There’s a big morale question posed in Moon Knight: is it morale to kill someone before they have committed their crime? I see two parts of this argument. First, is the crime worthy of death, and second, is is morale to kill before or after the crime has occurred.

r/ExplainBothSides 22d ago

Public Policy Abortion from both sides of the isle


I'm personally pro-choice, but quite frustrated at the state of discourse surrounding this topic. Both sides seem to frequently misrepresent each other, not even trying to understand where the other side is coming from.

Pro-choicers claiming that pro-lifers are against a woman doing what they want with their bodies, when the pro-lifers that I've spoken to aren't concerned with a woman doing what they want to their body, they are concerned about they baby inside of them. Conversely you have pro-lifers accusing the pro-choicers of being okay with murdering babies, when the pro-choice perspective clearly doesn't doesn't consider an unborn baby to be a life.

I just want to hear the best argument from either side without the vitriol and intentional mischaracterization of the opposing view.

r/ExplainBothSides 24d ago

Economics Is 30% tax on bitcoin gains good or bad?


Wasn't blockchain and bitcoin were made to keep ur account private and that no central authority could control it? Then what's the difference between real and digital currencies like bitcoin if it can controlled and taxed too

r/ExplainBothSides 24d ago

Governance Is Roe v Wade valid from a legal standpoint?


To be very clear I'm not asking for moral opinions on abortion, rather I would like to hear the legal justifications for and against Roe v Wade

Obviously the public debate about Roe v Wade boils down to "should abortion be legal or not" but I'm more interested in the specifics of the legal debate on the decision and whether the right to privacy does indeed mean a right to abortion