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Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy (Bibliography)

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Resolved: The people’s right to know ought to be valued above the government’s need for secrecy (Bibliography)

Bibliography — General Openness Good/Yes Right to Know Secrecy and the right to know.  One of the original articles (1976) that argued for the right to know. ” The purpose of this paper is to begin weighing these considerations systematically. We begin with several premises: that reduced secrecy is vital to the healthy public debate of national policy; that Congress has, on the whole, an interest in making information public,

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Resolved: Public colleges and universities in the United States ought not restrict any constitutionally protected speech (Bibliography)

Background Fighting for free speech on America’s campuses.  This August 2016 article covers the general background of the dispute. It’s a good initial read. Affirmative — General The coddling of the American mind. This widely read article is written by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Lukianoff is the director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and the leading proponent of the theory that speech codes wrongly coddle college

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The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S. presidential elections undermines democracy (bibliography)

The dominance of two major political parties in the U.S presidential elections undermines democracy. [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=1309] Since undermining the two party system could undermine the electoral college, I have included links to these files — [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=91] [wpfilebase tag=”file” id=92] Background/Reference The two party system .  This is a quick overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the two party system that is meant for a classroom lesson. The

Updated nuclear power bibliography (2017 — updated)

Websites Real Clear Energy — This websites collects resources on all parts of the energy debate, but it has a number of resources on nuclear power. References How nuclear power works Nuclear power plants, world-wide It’s the first new nuclear reactor in decades Nuclear energy: Overview of Congressional Issues (December 2015) World nuclear industry status report Status Quo Plans for nuclear power world-wide (April 2016) The future of nuclear power

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Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing (Bibliography)

  Background/Definitions What is the human right to housing?  This article explains that the human right to housing is protected under international law and identifies some critical elements of the right to housing. Bringing a right to affordable housing to California. While probably not especially useful for debates, this article lays out what an affordable program would look like based on this propose California program. Housing as a human right.

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Resolved: The United States ought to limit qualified immunity for police officers.

Background Qualified Immunity. This provides a basic overview of QI and the burdens or proof associated with it. It is written by an attorney who trains law enforcement officers. Qualified Immunity. This is a very basic explanation of QI by the Cornell Legal Information Institute Officers protected by qualified immunity unless it is “beyond debate” that their actions violated the law.  This brief article explains how in In Mullenix v. Luna,

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Resolved: The United States has a moral obligation to adopt a single payer health care system

Definitions What is single payer? Debate sharpens over single payer system, but what is it? Single payer explained (vide0) General Morality and Health Care Debate: Is the government morally obligated to provide health care? Health care for the poor: For whom, what care, and whose responsibility? Justice, health, and health care Moral obligations and the social rationality of government Is health care a right or a “moral obligation” ? Universal