hot-button issue


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Noun1.hot-button issue - an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
issue - an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
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As we head towards the 2020 Presidential election, cannabis reform has certainly become a hot-button issue, with majority of the Democratic candidates favoring legalization at the federal level.
Providing better access to health care services in rural areas has become a hot-button issue as hospitals work to improve the care available to people in more remote areas.
'Inflation is a hot-button issue. Prices of goods have risen.
Leaders were trying to schedule votes on that plan and three other immigration proposals for Thursday, which they hoped would bring the chamber's showdown over the hot-button issue to a close.
A heart-wrenching escape story, a coming-of-age tale, a treatise on the hopes and traumas of refugees the world over--with the civil war in Syria still raging and immigration a hot-button issue across the world, Refugee could not be more timely.
The letters revealed, for example, that Clinton reversed her position on free trade agreements from enthusiastic support to strong opposition, as trade deals appeared to be a hot-button issue for many voters and one of the main talking points for Clinton's Democratic Party rival Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Donald Trump.
From map and data literacy to social issues projects, this hot-button issue works well for digital and information literacy curriculum connections.
It has also made French cultural identity a hot-button issue along with security in political debates as the country switches into campaign mode ahead of a presidential election next April.
Health care benefits are also a hot-button issue on both sides of the coin.
It makes sense that the media hones in on Hillel when it comes to such a hot-button issue. After all, that's what drives traffic and generates clicks among the general public.
Each volume introduces a hot-button issue (e.g., smoking bans and mandated healthy school lunches) before using persuasive techniques (e.g., logical fallacy and testimonial) to explore at least two opposing views about the topic.