21 Debated Issues in American Politics

ISBN-10: 0131841785
ISBN-13: 9780131841789
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Description: Organized to correspond to most American government books and designed to provide a plethora of discussion topics, this volume features 42 recent, pro/con articles on 21 of the most controversial issues in American Politics. Complete with headnotes  More...

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Book details

List price: $102.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Organized to correspond to most American government books and designed to provide a plethora of discussion topics, this volume features 42 recent, pro/con articles on 21 of the most controversial issues in American Politics. Complete with headnotes and discussion questions, the volume spurs readers to debate issues independently or through research. The authors provide opposing views on issues including democracy and the constitution, rights and liberties, the political process, government institutions, and issues in public policy. For those interested in American political issues.

Democracy and The Constitution
The Constitution
The Senate and the Constitution
Stop the Celebration: The Case against the Fourth of July
Problems for Democracy
Authorizing Military Tribunals, Representatives Kucinich and Lofgren
Ignoring the Constitution, Representative Frank
Rights and Liberties
Abortion
Preachers of Hate, The Progressive
Dead Reckoning, National Review
Gun Control
Don't Withhold Treatment on This Epidemic
Extending Brady Background Checks Opposed
Civil Rights
Opinion: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
Dissents: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale
Sexual Harassment
Opinion: Burlington Industries v. Ellerth
Dissent: Burlington Industries v. Ellerth
The Political Process
Ideology
Conservatism FAQs
Why I Am a Liberal
Political Parties
Opinion: California Democratic Party v. Jones
Dissent: California Democratic Party v. Jones
Campaigns and Elections
A Constitutional Amendment for Direct Election, Reps. Delahunt and Durbin
Reaffirming the Electoral College, Resolution No 651
News Media
Goldberg Exposes a Vindictive, Biased Media
On the Bias, Geoffrey Nunberg
Government Institutions
Congress
Reforming the House: Three Moderately Radical Proposals
If It Ain't Broke Bad, Don't Fix It a Lot
The Presidency
The Need to De-Mystify the Presidency
On His High Horse, The Economist
The Judiciary
The Federalist Society: Setting the Record Straight
The Court's Assault on Legislative Power
Issues In Public Policy
Economic Policy: Flat Tax?
After Years of Abuse, Americans Deserve a Flat Tax Break Today, Representative Richard K. Armey
Simple, Efficient, Fair, Or Is It?, William G. Gale, Brookings Review
Economic Policy
The Republican Economic Plan, Republic National Committee
The Democratic Economic Plan, Democratic Nation Committee
Environmental Policy
White House Statement on the Environment
The Bush Environmental Record, Corzine Brown Hastings
Social Policy: Welfare
Surprise! Welfare Reform Is Working, William H. Miller, Industry Week
Welfare Profiteers, Ruth Conniff, Progressive
Social Policy: Bilingual Education
The Case Against Bilingual Education, Rosalie Pedalino Porter, Atlantic Monthly
Let's Not Say Adios to Bilingual Education
Education Policy
Benefits to Education of the New Jersey Lottery, New Jersey Lottery Commission
The Harmful Effects of Gambling, Representative Wolf
Health Policy
The Economic Benefits of the Tobacco Industry, Representative Davis
The Harmful Effects of Smoking, Representative Udall
Foreign Policy
Joint Resolution for a Preemptive Strike, Sens. Specter & Harken
Joint Resolution Against Preemptive Action, Rep. Lee

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