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Taking Sides Clashing Views on Political Issues

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ISBN-10: 0073515140

ISBN-13: 9780073515144

Edition: 15th 2008

Authors: George McKenna, Stanley Feingold

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This EXPANDED Fifteenth Edition of TAKING SIDES: POLITICAL ISSUES presents two additional current controversial issues. The issues are provided in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our…    
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List price: $30.94
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 4/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386

Prefacep. iii
Introduction: Labels and Alignments in American Politicsp. xiv
Democracy and the American Political Processp. 1
Should Americans Believe in a Unique American "Mission"?p. 2
Yes: Wilfred M. McClay, from "The Founding of Nations," First Things (March 2006)p. 4
No: Howard Zinn, from "The Power and the Glory: Myths of American Exceptionalism," Boston Review (Summer 2005)p. 13
Is Democracy the Answer to Global Terrorism?p. 22
Yes: George W. Bush, from Speech at National Defense University (March 8, 2005)p. 24
No: F. Gregory Gause III, from "Can Democracy Stop Terrorism?" Foreign Affairs (September/October 2005)p. 29
Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?p. 38
Yes: George C. Edwards III, from Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America (Yale University Press, 2004)p. 40
No: Gary L. Gregg, from "The Electoral College Is Good for America," National Review Online (October 25-27, 2004)p. 45
Do the Media Have a Liberal Bias?p. 51
Yes: Bernard Goldberg, from Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite (Warner Books, 2003)p. 53
No: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., from Crimes Against Nature (Harper Collins, 2005)p. 62
Should America Adopt Public Financing of Political Campaigns?p. 73
Yes: Mark Green, from Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams Through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy (Regan Books, 2002)p. 75
No: John Samples, from "Taxpayer Financing of Campaigns," in John Samples, ed., Welfare for Politicians? Taxpayer Financing of Campaigns (Cato Institute, 2005)p. 81
The Institutions of Governmentp. 89
Is Congress Barred from Regulating Commerce Within a State?p. 90
Yes: William H. Rehnquist, from Majority Opinion, United States v. Lopez, U.S. Supreme Court (April 26, 1995)p. 92
No: Stephen G. Breyer, from Dissenting Opinion, United States v. Lopez, U.S. Supreme Court (April 26, 1995)p. 99
Should the Courts Seek the "Original Meaning" of the Constitution?p. 106
Yes: Antonin Scalia, from Remarks at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (March 14, 2005)p. 108
No: Stephen Breyer, from Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution (Knopf, 2005)p. 115
May the President Wiretap Without a Warrant to Protect National Security?p. 122
Yes: Andrew C. McCarthy, from "How to 'Connect the Dots'," National Review (January 30, 2006)p. 124
No: Al Gore, from "Restoring the Rule of Law," From a Speech Presented to The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy and The Liberty Coalition (January 15, 2006)p. 130
Social Change and Public Policyp. 139
Is Capital Punishment Justified?p. 140
Yes: Robert W. Lee, from "Deserving to Die," The New American (August 13, 1990)p. 142
No: Eric M. Freedman, from "The Case Against the Death Penalty," USA Today Magazine (March 1997)p. 150
Does Affirmative Action Advance Racial Equality?p. 158
Yes: Glenn C. Loury, from The Anatomy of Racial Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2002)p. 160
No: Walter E. Williams, from "Affirmative Action Can't Be Mended," in David Boaz, ed., Toward Liberty: The Idea That Is Changing the World (CATO Institute, 2002)p. 165
Is "Middle Eastern" Profiling Ever Justified?p. 174
Yes: Daniel Pipes, from "Fighting Militant Islam, Without Bias," City Journal (November 2001)p. 176
No: David A. Harris, from "'Flying While Arab,' Immigration Issues, and Lessons from the Racial Profiling Controversy," Testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (October 12, 2001)p. 183
Should Abortion Be Restricted?p. 190
Yes: Robert P. George, from The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion, and Morality in Crisis (ISI Books, 2001)p. 192
No: Mary Gordon, from "A Moral Choice," The Atlantic Monthly (March 1990)p. 198
Are Tax Cuts Good for America?p. 206
Yes: Amity Shales, from The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy and What to Do About It (Random House, 1999)p. 208
No: Paul Krugman, from "The Tax-Cut Con," The New York Times Magazine (September 14, 2003)p. 215
Is America Becoming More Unequal?p. 230
Yes: Jeff Madrick, from "Inequality and Democracy," in George Packer, ed., The Fight Is for Democracy (Perennial, 2003)p. 232
No: Christopher C. DeMuth, from "The New Wealth of Nations," Commentary (October 1997)p. 241
Does the Patriot Act Abridge Essential Freedom?p. 250
Yes: Nat Hentoff, from The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance (Seven Stories Press, 2003)p. 252
No: Heather Mac Donald, from "Straight Talk on Homeland Security," City Journal (Summer 2003)p. 262
Stopping Illegal Immigration: Should Border Security Come First?p. 274
Yes: Mark Krikorian, from "Comprehensive Immigration Reform II," Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary (October 18, 2005)p. 276
No: Frank Sharry, from "Comprehensive Immigration Reform II," Testimony Before Senate Committee on the Judiciary (October 18, 2005)p. 286
America and the Worldp. 297
Is Free Trade Fair Trade?p. 298
Yes: Douglas A. Irwin, from Free Trade Under Fire (Princeton University Press, 2002)p. 300
No: David Morris, from "Free Trade: The Great Destroyer," in Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith, eds., The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Return to the Local (Sierra Club Books, 1996)p. 308
Does the War in Iraq Help the War Against Terrorism?p. 318
Yes: J. R. Dunn, from "Prospects of Terror," The American Thinker (March 21, 2006)p. 320
No: Robert Jervis, from "Why the Bush Doctrine Cannot Be Sustained," Political Science Quarterly (Fall 2005)p. 331
Is the Use of Torture Against Terrorist Suspects Ever Justified?p. 342
Yes: Charles Krauthammer, from "The Truth About Torture," The Weekly Standard (December 5, 2005)p. 344
No: Andrew Sullivan, from "The Abolition of Torture," New Republic (December 19, 2005)p. 352
Does the United Nations Promote World Peace and Security?p. 363
Yes: Madeleine K. Albright, from "Think Again: The United Nations," Foreign Policy (September/October 2003)p. 365
No: Joshua Muravchik, from "The Case Against the UN," Commentary (November 2004)p. 371
Must America Exercise World Leadership?p. 381
Yes: Robert J. Lieber, from The American Era: Power and Strategy for 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, 2005)p. 383
No: Niall Ferguson, from "An Empire in Denial," Harvard International Review (Fall 2003)p. 390
Does the President Have Unilateral War Powers?p. 400
Yes: John C. Yoo, from Memorandum Opinion for the Deputy Counsel to the President (September 25, 2001)p. 402
No: Michael Cairo, from "The 'Imperial Presidency' Triumphant," in Christopher S. Kelley, ed., Executing the Constitution (Suny, 2006)p. 409
Should There Be a "Wall of Separation" between Church and State?p. 418
Yes: John Paul Stevens, from Dissenting Opinion in Van Orden v. Perry, 545 U.S. 677 (June 27, 2005)p. 420
No: Antonin Scalia, from Dissenting Opinion in McCreary County, et al., v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, et al., 545 U.S. 844 (June 27, 2005)p. 429
Contributorsp. 440
Indexp. 445
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