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Gun Control — Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?

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 ‚ÄĒ 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

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

Should the US increase offshore drilling?

Reference What is “offshore”? General Offshore Oil and Gas Explained US offshore drilling remains cut by 58% (July 2019) Trump administration postpones plan to expand offshore oil drilling (2019) Pro Offshore oil drilling crucial for US security Oil, gas development moves from shale to offshore¬† A new US oil production peek looks imminent¬† Tremendous room for growth for offshore oil and natural gas¬† Con Republicans like me are breaking with

Should the US Support the Green New Deal?

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe> Background The Green New Deal, Explained (2019) As we will see, the exact details of the GND remain to be worked out, but the broad thrust is fairly simple. It refers, in the loosest sense, to a massive program of investments in clean-energy jobs and infrastructure, meant to transform not just the energy sector, but the entire economy. It

Middle School TOC Questions

Renewable energy Has the time come for the United States to abandon fossil fuels as a primary source of electricity production? Problems with the status quo Climate change resources  Oil dependence resources Should the United States increase its use of nuclear power? Resources  What steps should the U.S. pursue in its efforts to combat climate change? Nuclear Power bibliography  Wind bibliography Are renewable energy sources the best way to ensure

Should Big Tech Be Broken Up?

The June NSDA nationals topic was wether or not the US should apply antitrust regulation to Big Tech. We have a large number of resources available from this topic, including — Annotated Bibliography and evidence downloads Intro Essay¬†¬†Pro Essay¬†.¬†Con Essay .¬† Daily Update¬† Pro Lecture¬†.¬†Con Lecture¬†Intro Lecture Con Artificial Intelligence Scenario¬† Con Court Clot Scenario¬† Con Privacy Answers¬† Con Innovation Answers Con Social Media Bad Answers Con Wealth¬† Concentration Answers


Is Trump’s Border Wall Beneficial?

Will the border wall reduce the border crisis? Will the border wall reduce illegal immigration? Is the border wall racist? Does the border wall undermine American leadership? Does diverting funds from the military to build the border wall threaten the military? Is the diversion of funds from the military constitutional? Is the border war a threat to the environment? Updates Supreme Court: Trump Can Use Funds for Border Wall Fight

Should the US strengthen election security?

Questions Does the US need to strengthen its election security? Is strengthening election security the responsibility of the federal government? Does election insecurity benefit Republicans? Background Here’s what foreign election interference will look like in 2020 (2019). The incentives for foreign countries to meddle are much greater than in 2016, and the tactics could look dramatically different. Republicans block election security efforts (2019) Senate report: Russia targeted election systems in


Should the US federal government have reinstated the death penalty?

Is the death penalty constitutional? Does the death penalty constitute cruel and unusual punishment? Are innocent people put to death? Is the death penalty racist? Is the death penalty cost effective? Is the death penalty a good use of court resources? Does the death penalty undermine US global leadership? US Federal Government Reinstates Death Penalty Barr directs the federal government to reinstate the death penalty (July 25).  The federal government

Should the Minimum wage be increased?

The Hill, July 8, 2019 Democrats and Republicans both seized on a¬†new report¬†Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) laying out the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage to $15. The CBO said that increasing the hourly wage from its current rate of $7.25 to $15 by 2025 could lead to the loss of 1.3 million jobs ‚ÄĒ giving Republicans their main talking point ‚ÄĒ while also