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Should the capital gains tax be reduced/repealed?


Should the capital gains tax be reduced/repealed?

Backfiles All capital gains DebateUS back files  Background Trump says he is seriously considering a capital gains tax reduction Here’s how Trump could do it The tax Biden wants to double and Trump would smash  A Guide to the Democrats’ plan to tax the rich more  Pro Dow futures surge on potential cap gains tax cut Dow jumps 300 points after Trump says he’s considering a capital gains tax cut 


Should Tik Tok be banned?

Updates Trump demands Tik Tok delete data and sell US assets in 90 days (8-15-20) General/Background Is Tik Tok a security threat? It’s complicated  The US thinks Tik Tok could be a national security threat  Why Trump views Tik Tok as a Threat Why is the Trump administration banning Tik Tok and WeChat? China wants to cut-off access to America’s Internet Bank Tik Tok and Zoom? The case of Tik


Should the payroll tax be cut?

Background Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what it means  White House walks back permanent payroll tax cut among Social Security fees Pro A payroll tax cut is a perfect way to stimulate the economy Why payroll tax cut opponents should reconsider  Will the payroll tax cut end Social Security as we know it? Let’s hope so Con Trump’s reckless economic gamble Tax cut gamble would worsen


Should school resource officers be eliminated?

General Some school districts are cutting ties with police. What next? Denver’s school board votes unanimously to remove police from public schools School Resource Officers. What are they and are they necessary? Pro Defund SROs  Why so few school cops are trained to work with kids How police became part of the public school system and how to get them out Officers at schools enable systemic racism Should we defund


Should the police be defunded?

Background/General Abolish or defund the police — explained What Defund the Police Really Means  Defund the Policy: Here’s what it really means Yes Incremental Change is a Moral Failure How cities with violent crime can tackle it without the police We must challenge militarism in efforts to defund the police Defunding the police would benefit policing We train police to be warriors and send them out to be social workers 


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)

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