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The Korean Crisis

The Korean Crisis

General Research Resources North Korea @ National Interest Updates North Korea Tests a Second Set of Missiles (7-30-19).¬† North Korea appears to have tested its second set of missiles in just a week ‚ÄĒ a sign that its displeasure with South Korea and the US is growing. The¬†South Korean military says its northern neighbor launched two short-range missiles near Wonsan, a city on the North Korea‚Äôs eastern coast, early Wednesday

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

Should Felons be allowed to Vote?

With the state of Florida being asked to make a tough choice, this is a big item in the news. Check out all of our resources on this debate to prepare to speak about it. Should felons be allowed to vote when they are in prison? Once they are released? Are there any exceptions?

Should the US take new action to prevent Ebola?

Ebola America should take the lead in fighting Ebola (2019) Containing Ebola: How to Fight the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak (2019) Ebola in Uganda and the dynamics of a different outbreak (2019) The health risks of cannabis legalization (2019) A Wall Street bailout for student loans/ We already have that (2019) Who owns the most student debt? (2019)

Is cryptocurrency desirable?

General What is cryptocurrency and why does it matter? (2019) With Cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation . (2019) Blockchain node consolidation: Should we be concerned (2019) Will Facebook’s Libra change the way the world banks? (2019). In the end, new financial institutions will likely supplement the existing ones rather than replace them. New systems have to interface with old ones. And there will always

Should reparations be provided to African Americans?

Vox, June 20, 2019: Recent months have touched off a renewed debate about what exactly is owed to the descendants of enslaved men and women after centuries of bondage and legalized discrimination. On Wednesday morning, that debate entered the halls of Congress as a small panel of academics, activists, and journalists, many of them the descendants of enslaved men and women, testified during a hearing on reparations. The hearing, conducted by the House

Should Tump Be Impeached?

Updates Why the Democrats are farther from impeachment than ever (7-26-19) General Impeachment 101: Here’s How it Would Happen (2019) . What it would take to impeach Trump (2019) Why Pelosi won’t impeach (2019) Trump Thinks Court would save him from impeachment. That’s not how it would work (2019) 2020 Response to Mueller: Impeach (2019) The Constitution dictates that impeachment not be partisan (2019) Yes Why we’re moving forward with


Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity?

News AI at the Guardian Background What is AI?¬† Benefits and risks of artificial intelligence¬† The Question for AI: History of an idea and achievements¬† Musk’s billion dollar crusade to stop the AI apocalypse¬† Artificial intelligence: The next frontier?¬† The AI Debates: Challenges and Opportunities¬† Return of the machinery question¬† AI: Definitions, Trends, and Techniques¬† AI will drive the insights revolution¬† Putin says the country that leads AI will rule