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Doing Enough to Prevent Rape on Campus?

Doing Enough to Prevent Rape on Campus? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Legislators are attempting to address the problem of sexual assault at colleges and universities. What else could be done?
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Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning

Protecting Student Privacy in Online Learning | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Is the information collected from school software an invasion of student privacy?
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Expanding the Right to Die

Expanding the Right to Die | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Should physician-assisted suicide be more widely available in the United States and what should be the conditions?
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Should Voting in an Election Be a Constitutional Right?

Should Voting in an Election Be a Constitutional Right? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Should a constitutional amendment guarantee the right to vote, to fend off efforts that inhibit and restrict voting?
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When Does a Cyberattack Warrant a Military Response?

When Does a Cyberattack Warrant a Military Response? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
When does a cyberattack against an American company, network or government agency warrant military involvement?
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Mark Wahlberg and the Purpose of Pardons

Mark Wahlberg and the Purpose of Pardons | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
What should the standards be for granting pardons to prisoners and former prisoners and how often should that power be used?
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More Internet Regulation

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The F.C.C. chairman wants to reclassify the Internet as a public utility to ensure net neutrality. Will that help or hurt innovation?
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Iraq, Bad Intelligence or a Lesson in Bad Policy?

Iraq, Bad Intelligence or a Lesson in Bad Policy? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Was Iraq a unique foreign policy disaster caused by bad intelligence or is it a warning about aggressive military action that's still being advocated?
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The Next 50 Years for Medicare and Medicaid

The Next 50 Years for Medicare and Medicaid | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Are the major government health care programs sustainable for future generations?
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Did Jon Stewart Have a Serious Lesson for Journalists?

Did Jon Stewart Have a Serious Lesson for Journalists? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Can mainstream journalists learn anything from Jon Stewart’s approach, or from comedic news shows in general?
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What College Students Care About in This Presidential Election

What College Students Care About in This Presidential Election | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Room for Debate asked college students: What is the most important issue to you in the 2016 presidential election?
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Young Souls, Dark Deeds

Young Souls, Dark Deeds | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Is it sometimes proper to charge even pre-teens as adults or is that unjust not to treat them as juveniles?
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Cara Beld's curator insight, October 8, 2015 8:17 AM

I think that if a child commits a crime they should  be held accountable no matter what age they are, or the degree of the crime. 

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Do We Need the C.I.A.?

Do We Need the C.I.A.? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Would the security needs of the United States be better served if the agency were dismantled?
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Is the Modern American Dream Attainable?

Is the Modern American Dream Attainable? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
According to recent studies, more than half of Americans believe that the prospect of a good job and a home with a "white picket fence" is gone, never existed or unachievable.
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Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?

Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Dartmouth College has decided to ban hard liquor from campus. But is that the best way to deal with underage drinking?
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Scott Walker, 'Right to Work' and Labor's Waning Power

Scott Walker, 'Right to Work' and Labor's Waning Power | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Are "right to work" laws worthwhile?
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More Treaties and Fewer Agreements Like the Iran Nuclear Deal?

More Treaties and Fewer Agreements Like the Iran Nuclear Deal? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Have presidents relied too much on international executive agreements, avoiding the Senate's authority to advise and consent on treaties?
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The Americans With Disabilities Act, 25 Years Later

The Americans With Disabilities Act, 25 Years Later | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Beyond mandated changes in the built environment, has the A.D.A. really made a difference in providing the disabled with equal opportunity and access?
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Ensuring Voting Rights in the 21st Century

Ensuring Voting Rights in the 21st Century | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Over 50 years, the effect of the Voting Rights Act has been huge, but after being gutted by the Supreme Court, can its goals be sustained?
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Should Women Serve in Combat Roles?

Should Women Serve in Combat Roles? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
What factors should the secretary of defense consider in deciding which positions, if any, should be kept off limits to women in the military?
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