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Politics Belong in the High School Debate Club — Stefan Bauschard @ Education Week

January 11, 2017
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As a high school debater in the 1980s, I fondly remember debating the major controversies of the day. Should the U.S. government act to improve the quality of the nation’s water? How could the United States reduce the spread of Russian influence in Latin America? What policies could prevent Social Security from falling into bankruptcy?…

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Cards for last minute PF prep — January Topic

January 10, 2017
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No plausible Iran threat to close the Strait of Hormuz John Glaser is Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, National Interest, 1-9-17, Does the US military actually protect Middle East oil? http://nationalinterest.org/print/blog/the-skeptics/does-the-us-military-actually-protect-middle-east-oil-18995 Might U.S. forces in the region serve usefully as an insurance policy, just in case? Probably not. The extent…

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Cyber Threats — Clapper Testimony

January 6, 2017
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Clapper, January 5, 2017, The Honorable James R. Clapper Director of National Intelligence, The Honorable Marcel Lettre Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Admiral Michael S. Rogers, USN Commander, U.S. Cyber Command Director, National Security Agency, http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Clapper-Lettre-Rogers_01-05-16.pdf Information and communication technologies play an increasing role in the security of the United States. Cyberspace is both a…

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