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The veteran assistance debate

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Should straight ticket voting be eliminated?

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1232] Background/Reference The People Before the Party Act Rep. wants to end straight party voting Straight ticket voting History of straight ticket voting and the movement to abolish it Can Texas end straight ticket voting? Straight ticket voting not straight-forward Pro State should eliminate straight party voting What’s wrong with straight-ticket voting? Con Eliminating straight ticket voting was a bad idea

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Should the US reduce travel restrictions to Cuba?

General US reduces travel restrictions to Cuba US expands tourists’ access to Cuba Carnival cruise lines announces travel to Havana in May Want to go to Cuba? It will be easier Cuba travel sliding toward Americanization Bill introduced in the Senate to end travel restrictions on Cuba Pro Relaxed travel restrictions still pose a challenge for American tourists Ending the travel ban Senators seek to lift all travel restrictions to

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Should Housing First be expanded?

Background/General Housing First @ Wikipedia Housing First model The answer to homelessness Rapid Rehousing: What the Research says Pro Housing First Leon County officials consider Housing First “Housing first” approach works for homeless, study says The simple, cost-effective way to end homelessness Housing First hamstrung by funding issues Giving homeless homes. For free? Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with “Housing First” Housing First: Ending homelessness and changing

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Should nuclear weapons be recycled?

Background/General Nuclear reprocessing Megatons to megawatts program What is nuclear recycling? Why doesn’t the US recycle nuclear fuel? Megatons to megawatts program concludes What happens to all that uranium? Pro Nuclear warheads as a source of nuclear fuel Failed nuclear reprocessing program could put us all in danger Myth: Recycling increases the risks of weapons proliferation A transparent success: Megatons to Megawatts Con Nuclear reprocessing: Dangerous, dirty, expensive Reprocessing nuclear

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Should “medical futility” be eliminated from the treatment of minors?

General Medical Futility: Legal and Ethical challenges Refusing life saving chemotherapy by a minor Policy  on foregoing life-sustaining or death-prolonging therapy Who decides when to pull the plug When is medical treatment futile? Exploring the concept of medical futility Medical futility: A futile concept? Futility and the principle of medical futility Medical futility: An ethical issue for clinicians and patients

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Should toxic waste exports be banned?

General Decreasing dirty dumping? A reevaluation of toxic waste colonialism Used electronics: opportunity or toxic waste? Executive is sent to prison for exportation of hazardous waste World’s biggest e-dump, or vital supplies for Ghana?   Pro  178 countries support toxic waste ban New war on e-waste The growing impact of e-waste E-waste exports endanger environment, developing countries Toxic terrorism: A crisis in Global waste trading Garbage out, national security threat

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Should workers get paid sick leave?

Background About the Family Medical Leave Act Executive order establishing paid sick leave for medical contractors Vermont law requires employers to offer paid sick leave Pro Obama pushes employers to provide paid leave Obama to press for paid sick days Paid sick leave is fast becoming a right Why paid sick leave is the easiest way to combat inequality Boost productivity, growth with paid sick leave A renewed push for

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Should the US adopt a financial transaction tax?

Background Financial transaction tax Financial transaction taxes in theory and practice Would a financial transaction task work? The revenue potential of a financial transactions tax Impact of a financial transaction tax The pros and cons of Bernie’s $50 billion tax idea   Pro The case for a tax on financial transactions Financial transaction tax in theory and practice Financial Transaction Tax @ Huffington Post How Wall Street can pay for

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Should penalties against monopolies be increased?

Background/General Sherman Antitrust Act Antitrust and monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure (book) Is Amazon creating a cultural monopoly? The Problem  Are antitrust laws a thing of the past? Amazon’s monopoly must be broken up Does Amazon have a right to a price monopoly? Google charged by EU in antitrust lawsuit Monsanto’s control over seed markets prompts antitrust inquiry The market realities that undermine the anti-trust case against Google