The Current Resolution
April 2016: Income Inequality
“Resolved: To alleviate income inequality in the United States, increased spending on public infrastructure should be prioritized over increased spending on means-tested welfare programs.”
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March 2016: Okinawa Military Presence
Resolved: The United States should withdraw its military presence from Okinawa.
February 2016: Carbon Tax
Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.
January 2016: Russia Economic Sanctions
Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.
November 2015: Refugee Crisis
Resolved: In response to the current crisis, a government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interests.
September/October 2015: Reparations for African Americans
Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans
NSDA Nationals 2015: 1st Amendment & Anonymous Speech
Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.
April 2015: Ground Troops Against ISIS
Resolved: Committing United States ground combat troops to fight ISIL is in the best interest of the United States.
March 2015: Free Community College Education
Resolved: In the United States, students should be guaranteed two years of free tuition to a community or technical college.
November 2014: GMO Foods
Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.
Pro Topic Guide
Nationals 2014: NATO deterrence against Russian aggression in Ukraine
April 2014: Economic development vs. environmental protection in India
March 2014: Single-gender classrooms
February 2014: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act
January 2014: Sahel region of Africa
December 2013: Immigration reform
November 2013: NSA surveillance
September 2013: Non-Proliferation
April 2013: Drug Policy
March 2013: Health Care
February 2013: China Rise
January 2013: Citizens United
December 2012: Fiscal Cliff
November 2012: Middle East
October 2012: Climate
September 2012: Assault Weapons Ban
March 2012: Aid to Pakistan.
February 2012: Birthright citizenship.
January 2012: College costs.
December 2011: Income inequality.
November 2011: Electoral College.