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Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions?

Should affirmative action be banned in college admissions?

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

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

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

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

The Case for the Electoral College

The Case for 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 fifth 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. How did this happen? It happened because we have

Should genetically modified mosquitoes be used in Zika control?

Should genetically modified mosquitoes be used in Zika control?

[wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1249] General Genetically modified mosquitoes and the future of disease control — Strong introductory article that generally supports GM mosquitoes. Biotech company releases genetically engineered mosquitoes Describes how GM mosquitoes work and identifies the pros and the cons. FDA says test of genetically engineered mosquitoes is safe Millions of GM mosquitoes fight virus in Caymans Genetically modified mosquitoes scare Floridans War against mosquitoes Deploying mosquitoes against Zika GM

Should FIFA be dissolved?

Should FIFA be dissolved?

General FIFA is on the brink of dissolving Yes Website – New FIFA Now The case for abolishing FIFA Throw FIFA out of the game Dissolve FIFA now FIFA needs to be replaced Abolish corrupted FIFA and start again No A pragmatic proposal for FIFA reform FIFA reforms passed  

Should there be more inspections of the nation’s water?

Should there be more inspections of the nation’s water?

General Nation’s water quality Water in America.  Is it safe to drink? America’s water crisis goes beyond Flint A new strategy to improve water quality Beyond Flint: Excessive lead found in nearly 2,000 of the nation’s water systems Only 2% of nation’s rivers and streams tested for water quality, half don’t meet standards Syrian refugee crisis and Jordan’s budget deficit Is Washington creating more Flints? 5 glimpses of the future