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"President Trump has proposed deep cuts in foreign aid spending, intending to slash nearly a third of the budget. This has sparked a debate over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives. Addressing the U.S general assembly 2018,...

CIA used enhanced interrogation techniques at black sites around the world, including Bagram, Guantanamo Bay, and Abu Ghraib, authorized by officials of the George W. Bush administration. This led to debate and outrage throughout the country. Those in favor consider that a terrorist who displays no...

NATO is an intergovernmental military collaboration between 29 North American and European countries. NATO acts as a collective defense wherein states agree to defend each other in response to an attack by any external force. President Donald Trump has recently suggested withdrawal from the alliance if...

Electoral interventions are covert attempts to regulate the outcome of elections in a foreign country. A 2016 study by Dov H. Levin suggests electoral interventions occurring in nearly one of every nine competitive polls between 1946 and 2000 as well as in the 2016 U.S....

Net neutrality ensures internet service providers treat all data on the internet equally. Proponents of net neutrality laws argue that it balances the idea of free flow of information. Opponents complain that the law increases operational costs and makes controversial content readily available. What do you think?...

Border Patrol personnel has risen considerably in the past few decades. Border fencing has also increased. Proponents demand this for national interest and blame immigrants sneaking in for terrorism, drug trafficking and random acts of violence. Opponents consider most illegal entrants as Mexicans seeking temporary work, posing...

There has been a massive increase in school shootings in the past years. Lawmakers are considering arming teachers and school staff that are skilled with weapons to curb school shootings. Proponents welcome this as an appropriate measure. Opponents argue that this would harm a school’s learning environment and...

Controlled Substances Act prohibits the manufacture, importation, possession, use, and distribution of certain drugs. Decriminalizing drug use would put a stop to arrests and criminal punishment for possessing a small amount of a drug for personal use. Proponents believe criminalizing drug use hurts families and communities, compounds...

Lawmakers are floating proposals for increased surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhood citing an overall increase in terrorist activities all across Europe. Proponents consider it essential for national security. Opponents demand police actions based on intelligence and not specifically targeting a minority group. What are your thoughts? Should...

There is an ongoing debate about making flag burning a punishable offense. Those in favor consider flag burning disrespectful and a heinous crime. Opponents believe burning a flag is an act of free speech and is protected under the First Amendment. What are your thoughts? Should it be...

A term limit is a law which limits the amount of time a political representative can hold an elected office. Currently, there are no term limits for Congressional terms. Those who favor term limits think lawmakers focus more on politics rather than policies and imposing term...

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