Nor is abortion quite the hot-button issue in American politics it used to be.
Although any hot-button issue can lay bare the way fear fuels money in politics, the gun issue does it best.
Their mission: to raise the awareness of poverty to the decibel level of other hot-button media issues.
However, the ongoing bloody conflict between Israel and Palestine is apparently still too scorching a hot-button issue to touch.
In a hot-button cover story interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence explained it best.
Even celebrities weighed in on the hot-button topic of the moment.
Still, Obama's the president, and gay marriage remains a divisive, hot-button issue, and his stance on it makes no sense.
But can Congress and the White House successfully navigate such a hot-button issue with an election looming?
And really, sometimes it takes a popcorn movie to cut through the rhetoric around a hot-button issue.
To point out the president has similarly “evolved” on hot-button issues would also be true.