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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.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

February 2016: Carbon Tax

Resolved: The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

January 2016: Russia Economic Sanctions

Resolved: On balance, economic sanctions are reducing the threat Russia poses to Western interests.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

November 2015: Refugee Crisis

Resolved: In response to the current crisis, a government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interests. 

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

September/October 2015: Reparations for African Americans

Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans

Pro & Con  Topic Guide

 

NSDA Nationals 2015: 1st Amendment & Anonymous Speech

Resolved: The benefits of First Amendment protection of anonymous speech outweigh the harms.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

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.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

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.

Pro & Con Topic Guide

 

November 2014: GMO Foods

Resolved: On balance, the benefits of genetically modified foods outweigh the harms.
Pro Topic Guide

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Nationals 2014: NATO deterrence against Russian aggression in Ukraine

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April 2014: Economic development vs. environmental protection in India

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March 2014: Single-gender classrooms

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February 2014: Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act

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January 2014: Sahel region of Africa

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December 2013: Immigration reform

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November 2013: NSA surveillance

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September 2013: Non-Proliferation

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April 2013: Drug Policy

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March 2013: Health Care

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February 2013: China Rise

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January 2013: Citizens United

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December 2012: Fiscal Cliff

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November 2012: Middle East

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October 2012: Climate

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September 2012: Assault Weapons Ban

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Solvency

March 2012: Aid to Pakistan.

February 2012: Birthright citizenship.

January 2012: College costs.

December 2011: Income inequality.

November 2011: Electoral College.

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