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Should the US buy Greenland?

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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

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Should the SAT score include an adversity score?

General SAT’s new “adversity score” will take hardship into account (2019) College Board  will reconsider sharing adversity score with students (2019) How do you score “privilege“? (2019) Pro The “adversity score” makes sense (2019) The score is both necessary and an admissions failure (2019) An imperfect SAT adversity score is better than no adversity score (2019) SAT adversity score is a step forward in USC’s admissions (2019) Con Adversity score

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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

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Should the US Withdraw from Afghanistan? And other Afghanistan Questions

Should the US withdraw from Afghanistan? Will the Afghanistan peace process succeed? Is China a threat in Afghanistan? Should the US maintain relations with Pakistan to push for peace in Afghanistan? Should the US make a peace deal with the Taliban? Websites US Institute of Peace Afghanistan     Afghanistan @ Foreign Affairs   Council on Foreign Relations Afghanistan  Updates @ Google News Updates and Potential for US Draw-Down Why Washington Can’t

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Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions?

Background The affirmative action debate in the US is a never ending one and the latest controversy surrounds a federal court case that challenges the use of affirmative action in admissions by Harvard. The Wall Street Journal explained the case in June of this year — A closely watched lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discriminating against Asian-American applicants is approaching a critical juncture, as court filings later this week are

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Should the US abandon the Iran deal?

General Statement on a Comprehensive Iran Policy — August 8 “Reports indicate that President Donald Trump may refuse to certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA in October, which could lead to restoring sanctions against Iran that were suspended in 2015 in accordance with the agreement.” Is Trump scheming to kill the Iran deal? Trump’s Iran deal options Trump is determined to blow up the Iran deal Pushing back on Iran

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Can Trump Legally Pardon himself?

General Trump is considering pardoning himself. What do 15 experts say? Trump pushes his “complete” power to pardon Here’s what you need to know about the Presidential power to pardon Can Trump pardon himself? Trump’s essentially unlimited pardon power Can Donald pardon himself? Can Trump pardon himself? Yes Rand Paul: Trump likely has the ability to pardon himself Yes, Trump can legally pardon himself…no, he shouldn’t No Criminal pardon Trump’s

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Should the US have a single payer health care system?

Health Care Background Introduction to Health Care in the US Related: Millennial Health Care Bibliography Updates Single payer updates Single Payer Background Cities fear Obamacare repeal, warm to single payer Single payer, meet All payer Yes Cities support move to single payer  The conservative case for universal health care Here’s a single payer health care plan that could work Single payer health care better, less expensive  No Why Bernie Sander’s

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Is ISIS Dying?

General How the navy is waging war on ISIS No How ISIS could regain control of Iraq Yes ISIS’ drone operations provide a lethal threat to America’s forces ISIS is so desperate it is turning to the drug trade Why ISIS’ huge territorial setbacks are devastating  

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Should the US seek regime change in Iran?

General This group hopes to push America toward regime change in Iran Tillerson calls for regime change in Iran Trump’s Mad Dog calls for regime change Yes Regime change is increasingly attainable It’s time for the Trump administration to pursue regime change in Iran No Iran and the collision between Trump and Reality Regime change in Iran would be a disaster