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Taking sides. Clashing views on political issues

Author: George McKenna; Stanley Feingold
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill, ©2008.
Series: Contemporary learning series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th ed., expandedView all editions and formats
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Presents clashing views on political issues which are provided in a debate-style format designed to develop critical thinking skills in a student.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George McKenna; Stanley Feingold
ISBN: 9780073515144 0073515140
OCLC Number: 144643811
Notes: "Expanded with two issues"--Cover.
Description: xxvi, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1. Democracy and the American political process: --
Should Americans believe in a unique American "Mission"? --
Is democracy the answer to global terrorism? --
Should the Electoral College be abolished? --
Do the media have a liberal bias? --
Should America adopt public financing of political campaigns? --
PART 2. The institutions of government: --
Is Congress barred from regulating commerce within a state? --
Should the courts seek the "Original Meaning" of the Constitution? --
May the President wiretap without a warrant to protect national security? --
PART 3. Social change and public policy: --
Is capital punishment justified? --
Does affirmative action advance racial equality? --
Is "Middle Eastern" profiling ever justified? --
Should abortion be restricted? --
Are tax cuts good for America? --
Is America becoming more unequal? --
Does the Patriot Act abridge essential freedom? --
Stopping illegal immigration: should border security come first? --
PART 4. America and the world: --
Is free trade fair trade? --
Does the war in Iraq help the war against terrorism? --
Is the use of torture against terrorist suspects ever justified? --
Does the United Nations promote world peace and security? --
Must America exercise world leadership? --
Does the President have unilateral war power? --
Should there be a "Wall of Separation" between church and state?
Series Title: Contemporary learning series
Other Titles: Clashing views on political issues
Political issues
Responsibility: selected, edited, and with introductions by George McKenna and Stanley Feingold.

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