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A steady supply of our latest and most refined pro/con articles to help you deliberate, take a stand, take action, vote, and back yourself up. A steady supply of our latest and most refined pro/con articles to help you deliberate, take a stand, take action, vote, and back yourself up.
-*'''[[Debate: Release of Osama bin Laden death photos]] - May 6th, 2011. 
-:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG89uy1p2hI President Obama on 60 Minutes May 4th, 2011]+*'''[[Debate: China "one child" policy]] - May 12th, 2011.
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-*'''PRO: [[Argument: Osama death photos would squelch conspiracy theories| Osama death photos would squelch conspiracy theories]]''' [http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/5143003-474/editorial--release-pictures-of-slain-bin-laden.html "Editorial: Release pictures of slain bin Laden." Chicago Sun-Times Editorial. May 3rd, 2011]: "One picture can be worth more than a thousand conspiracy theories. For that reason alone the Obama administration should release the grisly photographs of the body of Osama bin Laden, who was slain Sunday in Pakistan during a 40-minute gun battle with Navy SEALs. It is either that or listen to years of sinister speculation that the photos have been withheld to keep the secret that the man who was slain was not bin Laden after all. Already, conspiracy theories are flying around the Internet. If they get out of hand, they’ll make those goofy birther theories look mild and sane by comparison."+*'''PRO: [[Argument: China's "one child" policy is key to stabilizing global population growth| China's "one child" policy is key to stabilizing global population growth]]''' [http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ce/cegv/eng/bjzl/t176938.htm "Family Planning in China". Information Office of the State Council Of the People's Republic of China. 1995]: "China is home to more than one-fifth of the world's population. It thoroughly understands the responsibility it bears in stabilizing world population growth and the essential role it should play. Family planning as an effective solution to China's population problems is more than just responsibility towards the well-being of the Chinese people and future generations; it is a duty owed to maintaining the stability of the world population. Working for the common interests of all of humanity, at the same time working for individual interests of each nation, the international community and each nation should work together to solve the population problems facing individual nations and the entire world. This will promote development and progress in every country and throughout human society."
-*'''CON: Sufficient evidence to prove Osama's death without photos.''' [http://www.freep.com/article/20110505/OPINION01/105050415/Editorial-No-good-would-come-from-release-photos?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion "Editorial: No good would come from release of photos." Detroit Free Press Editorial. May 5th, 2011]: "Serious people do not dispute the authenticity of bin Laden's death. Al-Qaida forces he led know it as a fact; family members in Pakistani custody have reportedly verified, at least in broad outline, the accounts relayed to the American public by Obama and his subordinates. Millions of TV viewers have seen video of crime scene details that are consistent with those accounts, and those who suspect such videos may have been forged are unlikely to find photographs of Obama's remains more conclusive."+*'''CON: Condoms/sex-ed better population control than "one child"''' [http://www.economist.com/node/18651512 "China's population: The most surprising demographic crisis." The Economist. May 5th 2011]: "coercive controls had little to do with lowering fertility, which would have happened anyway. Countries that simply improved access to contraceptives—Thailand and Indonesia, for instance—did as much to reduce fertility as China, with its draconian policies. Taiwan, which the government in Beijing regards as an integral part of China, cut its fertility rate as much as China without population controls."
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 +*'''[[Debate: Release of Osama bin Laden death photos| Release of Osama bin Laden death photos]]''' - May 6th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial| Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial]]''' - May 3rd, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial| Osama Bin Laden Sea Burial]]''' - May 3rd, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders| Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders]]''' - April 30th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders| Return of Israel to pre-1967 borders]]''' - April 30th, 2011.

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  • PRO: China's "one child" policy is key to stabilizing global population growth "Family Planning in China". Information Office of the State Council Of the People's Republic of China. 1995: "China is home to more than one-fifth of the world's population. It thoroughly understands the responsibility it bears in stabilizing world population growth and the essential role it should play. Family planning as an effective solution to China's population problems is more than just responsibility towards the well-being of the Chinese people and future generations; it is a duty owed to maintaining the stability of the world population. Working for the common interests of all of humanity, at the same time working for individual interests of each nation, the international community and each nation should work together to solve the population problems facing individual nations and the entire world. This will promote development and progress in every country and throughout human society."
  • CON: Condoms/sex-ed better population control than "one child" "China's population: The most surprising demographic crisis." The Economist. May 5th 2011: "coercive controls had little to do with lowering fertility, which would have happened anyway. Countries that simply improved access to contraceptives—Thailand and Indonesia, for instance—did as much to reduce fertility as China, with its draconian policies. Taiwan, which the government in Beijing regards as an integral part of China, cut its fertility rate as much as China without population controls."
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