Category: U.S./Canada

Why Ms. Tran has looked so tired lately…

Coming full circle this year, for those who remember the September/October PF topic (Resolved: On balance, public subsidies for professional athletic organizations in the United […]

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Unarmed Black Americans Twice As Likely As Unarmed Whites to Be Killed

A new study demonstrates the preponderance of unarmed black Americans killed by police as compared to unarmed white Americans. Read this article, paying particular attention […]

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Before you get your nails done for Prom…

Read this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/11/nyregion/nail-salon-workers-in-nyc-face-hazardous-chemicals.html?_r=0 This is actually the 2nd article in a series published in the New York Times this past weekend.  New York Governor […]

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Racism and Free Speech

Over the weekend, a video was posted on the internet of members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma singing a […]

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Faith Healers: Freedom or Abuse?

An obscure religious sect refuses to seek medical attention, even for dying children. Is this a matter of religious freedom or does child welfare trump […]

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Measles and Vaccines

With a measles outbreak at Disneyland, Americans are now back to debating the merits of vaccines. Please read the infograph from the NYT here, and this […]

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Goodbye Stephen Colbert

  This Thursday is the end of the Colbert Report and the retirement of one of TV’s most successful and influential characters “Stephen Colbert”.  For […]

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The CIA’s “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” Revealed

Hi Debaters!  If you saw my previous post (about allegations of excessive force by the Cleveland Police Department), ignore it, and read this instead: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/world/senate-intelligence-committee-cia-torture-report.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article […]

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Detroit Water Shutoffs

    PleaserRead the article and watch the segment from the Daily Show about which residents from Detroit have had their water shut off.

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China & the US take steps to address climate change?!

Is this a big deal, or not? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/world/asia/china-us-xi-obama-apec.html?action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

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Take 2: Ebola – it’s not all bad news.

Let’s try this again.  Ebola is still in the news, especially with a few US state governors implementing their own quarantine procedures.  So let’s read […]

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Ballot Question 2

http://www.wbur.org/2014/10/15/question-2-bottle-bill     One of the issues on this years ballot is in regards to placing a bottle deposit on non-carbonated beverages. 

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Should Americans be concerned about Ebola?

Now that one American has died and two more have been diagnosed with Ebola, hysteria inside the US is beginning to rise. But, should Americans […]

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Changes in AP History trigger a culture clash in Colorado

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/changes-in-ap-history-trigger-a-culture-clash-in-colorado/2014/10/05/fa6136a2-4b12-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html   Controversy surrounding the recent changes to the AP curriculum.

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High Unemployment Rate Among Veterans

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/unemployment-rate-among-veterans-drops-remains-high/  

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