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Nuclear Weapons Daily Update

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Nuclear Weapons Daily Update

Failure to disarm undermines the NPT Pressenza International Press Agency, March 13, 2020, The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation, https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/12/virus-nuclear-proliferation In an avalanche of reporting we are now assaulted with information about how the world is urgently attempting to batten down the hatches to avoid the possibility of deathly consequences from the broadly publicized outbreak of the coronavirus, causing the possibility of postponing or perhaps downsizing the upcoming five year mandatory

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Standardized Admissions Tests Daily Update

Standardized tests biased against minorities and discourage application to top universities Beth Hawkins, August 19, 2019, http://laschoolreport.com/big-promises-big-data-is-the-sats-new-environmental-context-score-a-tool-to-personalize-college-admissions-or-another-impersonal-data-point/, Big promises, big data: Is the SAT’s new ‘environmental context’ score a tool to personalize college admissions, or another impersonal data point? Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. Among students who took the ACT between 2014 and 2018, just 11 percent of African Americans met at least three college-ready benchmarks. Twenty-four percent

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Resolved: States ought to eliminate their nuclear arsenals (file, bibliography, argument list)

421 page initial file — General On creating the conditions for nuclear disarmament (2019) Related: Should the US expand and modernize its nuclear arsenal? The Millennials’ Nuclear Weapons Dilemma (2019).  When survival demands one to be unflinchingly red in tooth and claw, the logic of brutality prevails. This persuasive fact compels the development of weapons of mass destruction — nuclear, chemical, biological, etc. No religion, peace evangelist, nor holy man

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Resolved: In the United States, colleges and universities ought not consider standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions.

Affirmative Results inaccurate Results based on class Result based on race Costs of administering Negative Need an objective admissions criteria since schools vary Tests accurate measure college potential Affirmative Abolish standardized testing through college admissions (2018). This is a brief article that argues against standardized testing for college admissions. The Socialist Case Against the SAT (2019).  It also turns out that the process of SAT test-question selection is flawed in

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Resolved: The illegal use of drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.

General Drug use disorders: Impact of a public health rather than a criminal justice approach (2017) Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem (2018) Drug use: Public health issue or criminal justice matter? (2013) Framing drug and alchohol abuse as a public health problem in Britain (2018) Pro Rethinking America’s “War on Drugs” as a Public Health problem (2001) Drug use must be treated as a public