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The Case Against the Electoral College

The Case Against the Electoral College

The Case Against the Electoral College

Introduction It appears that Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote by more than 2 million total votes, but she still lost the election to Donald Trump. This is the fourth time in history that the candidate winning the popular vote lost the election. This last happened in 2000, with Al Gore winning the popular vote but losing the election. As I explained in the essay in support of the

The Case for the Electoral College

The Case for the Electoral College

  Introduction Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 3 million total votes, but she still lost the election to Donald Trump. This is the fifth time in history that the candidate winning the popular vote lost the election. This last happened in 2000, with Al Gore winning the popular vote but losing the election. How did this happen? It happened because we have an electoral college system

Should vouchers be utilized to support school choice?

Should vouchers be utilized to support school choice?

  Background School Voucher @ Wikipedia School Vouchers @ NCSL — Identifies basic history as well as pro and con arguments Trump and School Vouchers Trump’s DeVoss pick shows vouchers are at the top of his agenda Trump picks DeVoss as Education secretary  Why Trump’s education pick would face barriers for vouchers Wisconsin school choice supporters cheer Devoss pick  Pro Vouchers What is school choice? The freedom to innovate and

A Debater’s Guide: The ALT-Right, Richard Spencer, The National Policy Institute, Steve Bannon, Breitbart, and the future of the Trump Administration

A Debater’s Guide: The ALT-Right, Richard Spencer, The National Policy Institute, Steve Bannon, Breitbart, and the future of the Trump Administration

Introduction You likely heard of the entities and individuals in the subject of this post possibly before the election but certainly after the election. In this post, I want to provide as much clarification as possible regarding these individuals and groups, what they mean for modern day politics, including the politics disadvantages, and care that you will need to take when conducting research. I do have considerably strong opinions regarding

Background: Syria, Russia, and the United States

Background: Syria, Russia, and the United States

[Related: A Brief History of Syria’s Civil War @ Vox:  Text, Video] Russia started airstrikes in Syria on September 30th, with the stated purpose of degrading ISIS (video-ISIS background).  These airstrikes are in addition to the airstrikes that the US has been conducting for over a year. And they substantially exceed the number of US strikes — Russia is launching as many strikes in a day as the US does

Should the US Recognize Palestine as an independent state?

Should the US Recognize Palestine as an independent state?

General The road to Palestinian statehood is blocked in all directions Obama raises the possibility of allowing the UN to vote on Palestinian statehood Will US endorse French resolution on Palestinian statehood? Here are all the countries that recognize Palestinian statehood UN Resolution imposes an 18 month deadline on Palestinian statehood Pro The United States should recognize the state of Palestine The long overdue Palestinian state How Obama can save

Resolved: The United States ought to adopt carbon pricing (Bibliography)

Resolved: The United States ought to adopt carbon pricing (Bibliography)

Pricing Carbon – World Bank www.worldbank.org/en/programs/pricing–carbon World Bank There are two main types of carbon pricing: emissions trading systems (ETS) and carbon taxes. An ETS – sometimes referred to as a cap-and-trade system – caps the total level of greenhouse gas emissions and allows those industries with low emissions to sell their extra allowances to larger emitters. Reference What is carbon pricing? Carbon Pricing Websites — Pro Carbon Price Carbon

Should the government engage in racial profiling?

*General Racial profiling in the age of terrorism Debate: Racial Profiling in the War on Terror Racial Profiling, Equal Protection, and the War on Terror Al Franken debates Ann Coulter: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYV4D_jKepc]   *Supporting Racial Profiling Inhofe on racial profiling: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2yXXFLi4FQ] Racial Profiling: A Matter of Survival In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in the War on Terror *Opposed to Racial Profiling in the War on