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Congress Tournament Coverage — Kentucky Season Opener

Congress Tournament Coverage — Kentucky Season Opener

There are a number of bills and resolutions for the UK Season Opener. We have resources on all of them, and we have evidence files on most of them *A Bill to Lift the Cuba Embargo Video   Essay We have an intro essay from January here Annotated Bibliography We have an annotated bibliography here. *Japan Nuclear Modernization This resolution supports funding to help Japan develop nuclear weapons. We have

Why Attacking (or Threatening to Attack) North Korea is a Terrible Idea

Why Attacking (or Threatening to Attack) North Korea is a Terrible Idea

Some have suggested that as an alternative to stronger missile defense, greater deterrence, and expanded diplomatic activity that the US strike, or more credibly threaten to strike, North Korea, with the aim of toppling the regime and or destroying its nuclear weapons. This is a very bad idea. Astonishingly, I’ve seen polls that say that more than 60% of Americans favor an attack on North Korea. This is probably because

How to Make a Great Authorship Speech

How to Make a Great Authorship Speech

From Rosslyn Model Government  The first speech on a bill is either a Sponsorship Speech or an Authorship Speech If you are the person who wrote the bill, it is an authorship speech.  This speech is 4 minutes long. If you have not written the bill but want to make the first speech, it is a sponsorship speech. This is 3 minutes long. These speeches have a slightly different format from normal speeches.  Here’s how to make a great sponsorship/authorship speech: Identify

Should the US have a single payer health care system?

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

Should college be free for all?

Should college be free for all?

General Summary of Sander’s College for All Act College for All Act Sanders says Wall Street tax would pay for his free tuition plan Pro A practical plan for free college tuition that can work now The ambitious goals of Bernie Sanders The case for free college Con Bernie’s Bad College Idea It won’t help struggling students There’s a big problem with Sanders’ plan Why the College for All plan

2017 Middle School Congress Legislation

2017 Middle School Congress Legislation

Full Middle School Congress Legislation P-1 ……….A Bill to Eliminate Algorithmic Discrimination An “algorithm” is simply a “a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer” (Google definitions).  Algorithmic discrimination occurs when some of the foundations of that algorithm, such as basing income projections or loan repayment likelihood, on a zip code, end up discrimination against a particular class of

2017 High School NSDACongress Bills

2017 High School NSDACongress Bills

  A Bill to Recognize Hawai’i as a Sovereign Nation A Bill to Provide Reparations This file has all of the files below consolidated into one file  —   Pro and Con Speeches — Two very basic speeches to help get you started. I suggest editing these to meet the expectations of your area/league.   Racism, Incarceration, and Reparations Update (9-15) Afropessimism and the trillion dollar reparation (free with registration)

The Case Against the Electoral College

The Case Against the Electoral College

Introduction It appears that Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote by more than 2 million total votes, but she still lost the election to Donald Trump. This is the fourth 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. As I explained in the essay in support of the