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Should abortion be illegal?

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Should abortion be illegal?

General Supreme Court has overruled more than 200 of its own decisions. Her’s what it could mean for Roe (2019) Supreme Court compromise on Indiana abortion law keeps issue off its docket (2019). The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to a compromise on a restrictive Indiana abortion law that keeps the issue off its docket for now. The court said a part of the law dealing with disposal of the “remains”

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US economic and/or military pressure on Iran

  Pressure Bad New US-led patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran (September 2, 2019). Meanwhile, Iran finds itself backed into a corner and ready for a possible conflict it had 30 years for which to prepare. It stands poised this week to further break the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the

Speaking and Debating About Artificial Intelligence

Updated May 2019 General What is artificial intelligence? (2019) Top artificial intelligence books to read in 2019 (2019) Four big misconceptions about AI (2019) Policy Trump’s Smart Move on Artificial Intelligence (2019) Regulation 42 countries agree to international principles for AI (2019) . Second article (2019) Can will still regulate emerging technologies? (2019) Why standards are critical to improve AI (2019) Funding Lawmakers propose $3.2 billion to advance AI (2019)

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Speaking and Debating About Tax Cuts

Trump ran on a platform of tax cuts and was recorded at a private dinner telling the people there that he would lower their taxes. In the US, the percentage of tax the government collects is always a big issue for a couple of reasons — (a) Size of government. Large tax revenues enable the government to provide more social programs, such as Medicare, Social Security, Health care, and many

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Speaking and Debating About Health Care Reform

The US health care system faces two significant pressures. Critical Issues Costs. While there is a debate about the cause of rising health care costs, there is no debate that health care costs are increasing. As noted by the Economist on September 2, “In America, nearly one in every five dollars spent is on health care, a larger share than in any other country.” Kimberly Amadeo, July 25, 2017, Why

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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

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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

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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