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Federal Government Should Lead on Caronavirus

Federal Government Should Lead on Caronavirus

CNN — Washington governor “infuriated” by Trump’s coronavirus leadership Washington state governor Jay Inslee Washington state governor Jay Inslee said he’s become “infuriated ” by President Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus crisis, citing his state’s continued shortages in personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and materials to test for the virus. “We did not have enough PPE for nurses and many facilities and to some degree still don’t,” Inslee

Is intrusive electronic surveillance justified during a pandemic?

Background Mass surveillance is spreading along with COVID Location tracking firm that helped Trump win election now wants to cash in on carona virus We mapped how the caronavirus is driving surveillance around the world Apple-Google Contract Tracing Apple & Google want to turn your phone into a COVID tracking machine Countries are using apps and data networks Drone Pandemic: Will Caronavirus invite the world to meet big brother?] Government

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Should the US buy Greenland?

Background Trump: Purchasing Greenland “Strategically Interesting.” (2019)  President Trump on Sunday said buying Greenland is “strategically” interesting amid reported interest from the administration last week. Speaking to reporters as he left his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, Trump acknowledged that purchasing the landmass owned by Denmark has been discussed. “Denmark essentially owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world,” he said. Trump

Should the US institute universal background checks?

DebateUS! Resources Introductory essays  Video  Bibliography 2019 Bibliography Background/General How the NICS background checks system works (2019) The promise and background of universal background checks (2019) Background checks good Support background checks and extreme risk protection orders (2019) Background checks won’t stop mass shootings. We need them anyway (2019) Universal background checks do not violate the 2A (2019) Background checks fail/Are Bad Background checks don’t work (2019) Against universal background

Is trade protectionism desirable?

Background Douglas Brown & Chad Irwin, September-October, 2018, Trump’s assault on the global trading system. Donald Trump has been true to his word. After excoriating free trade while campaigning for the U.S. presidency, he has made economic nationalism a centerpiece of his agenda in office. His administration has pulled out of some trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and renegotiated others, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

August 15 Questions

Domestic Guns Article: White House eyes September action on gun control. (2019). The White House is in talks with lawmakers from both parties on gun control proposals, hoping for a plan of action before September. Administration officials and senior staffers in both chambers are in early discussions about which bills are likely to see movement, and which ones the White House might support. Trump has publicly praised the idea of

Is white nationalism a threat?

Possible Extemp Questions Is white nationalism a threat? What can the US do to reduce the risks of white nationalism? Should white nationalism be considered terrorism? White nationalism is a threat Trump’s thin skin is hurting US national security (2019).  The president’s aides are reluctant even to broach the dangers of white racist violence and electoral interference with him. Stop me if you’ve heard this one:There’s a dangerous threat to

Gun Control — Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?

Background The US had a ban on assault weapons.  What did it expire? (2019) Yes. Twenty five years ago, when Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Congress passed the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act — commonly called the assault weapons ban. It prohibited the manufacture or sale for civilian use of certain semi-automatic weapons that could be converted to fire automatically. The act also banned

Will the collapse of the INF treaty lead to a new arms race between the U.S. and Russia?

What the INF’s Treaty’s collapse means for nuclear proliferation (2019).  On Friday, the United States is set to withdraw from a Cold War–era agreement, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, that banned Washington and Moscow from using certain types of missiles. The end of the treaty could spark a new nuclear arms race. What’s in the treaty? These weapons systems are considered particularly destabilizing because the missiles can reach their

What steps should the United States take to improve the safety of America’s drinking water supply?

Referene Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know (2019) Harms Millions of Americans are drinking dangerous water (2019) 11 terrifying things that would be found in drinking water (2019) There is a good chance your drinking water is bad for you (2019) Millions of Americans drink potentially unsafe tap water (2019) Effects of improving water quality on early childhood growth (2019) Why America’s drinking water needs improvement (2019) Is US