Since the foundation of the United States, people have debated how to elect a president. As alternatives to the current system of the Electoral College, some have suggested using the national popular vote or ranked-choice voting.
Since its establishment, ICE has become an important aspect of federal immigration policy. However, in recent years, some have criticized the scope of the agency’s power as too broad.
In 1996, Congress amended the Communications Decency Act with a provision commonly known as Section 230. Today, the amendment is one of the most significant federal rules surrounding social media platforms.
In 2021, The Wall Street Journal polled economists on the potential threats to economic recovery from the Covid-19 recession. Around half of respondents cited supply-chain bottlenecks as the biggest threat to economic growth in the next 12 to 18 months, while nearly one-fifth pointed to labor shortages.
This section will help your class understand some foundational economic themes found throughout inflation discussions.
What happens when the world's single supplier of a product has trouble producing that product?
It can be argued that abortion is an issue where Americans are the most polarized. Learn the varying perspectives in Civil's Abortion Current Event.
In the debate over U.S. immigration policy, people often overlook the question: “Why do immigrants come here in the first place?” This contemporary guide gives background and seeks to answer that question.
After the 2020 elections, lawmakers’ efforts to change state and federal voting laws has generated substantial controversy. This guide outlines the current Congress’ attempts to pass election reform bills.
In the aftermath of the 2020 elections, former President Trump alleged widespread voter fraud had cost him the presidency, claims that many disputed. This guide evaluates this debate.
As urbanization increases and the American suburbs boom, many modern thinkers in the New Urbanist movement criticize urban sprawl as a disaster of American planning. Others see the suburb as the model of American life.
The transportation sector accounts for nearly 29% of American greenhouse gas emissions. Because of this, it has become a central part of the climate change debate, with environmental advocates pushing for greener alternatives.
Constructing a border wall was one of President Trump’s signature campaign promises when he ran for president. This guide examines the barrier, its costs and impact, and the surrounding political climate.
Perhaps few criminal cases generated as much controversy in 2021 as the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The case was highly polarized and highlighted many stark differences between the Left and Right.
Polling is a valuable tool to understand how the American people feel about a particular person or issue. In recent years though, many have criticized them for their inaccuracy.
Pipelines have generated substantial controversy in the United States climate change debate, especially over the last few years. In particular, the Keystone and Line 5 Pipelines sparked protests from environmental activists and many on the Left.
Perhaps no other constitutional amendment generates as much controversy as the Second. Much of this debate plays out in the judiciary, where judges’ interpretations can drastically change the Amendment’s meaning.
Natural disasters continue to strike the United States with increased frequency and destructiveness. Many attribute this to climate change and argue these events will happen even more often if we do not take steps to combat them.
Following the 2020 presidential election, former President Donald Trump claimed widespread voter fraud occurred across several swing states. He and his legal team filed lawsuits alleging such irregularities, and this contemporary guide evaluates some of those legal challenges.
Following the 2020 elections, state legislatures across the nation reformed their election laws. However, some of these changes have ignited controversy, as some activists argue they have restricted the right to vote.
A common argument from politicians for enacting stricter immigration legislation is that immigrants bring crime to the United States. However, some studies dispute that claim.
Lobbying groups attempt to influence lawmakers on specific issues and play a significant role in American politics. How they influence legislators and what forms that influence takes is the subject of much debate.
Progressive Democratic lawmakers introduced the Green New Deal in 2019, sparking a wave of debate over its policies, cost, and overall impact. This guide analyzes some of the history and the arguments.
While many on the Left argue that federal regulations are a vital tool in combatting climate change, those on the Right argue the federal government has no authority to impose these sweeping mandates.
Although it does not get much national attention in the climate change debate, food production accounts for over one-third of human carbon emissions. This guide evaluates food production’s environmental impact and other related political issues.
One of the most prominent issues in gun legislation is background checks. While some argue they go too far, others say they have not gone far enough.
With the growing power of big tech companies, some lawmakers have considered passing antitrust bills to limit the influence of these social media platforms.
Most social media platforms now use algorithms to display content. Some have argued that this practice is a valuable tool to combat misinformation, while right-leaning individuals argue it unfairly targets conservative content.
The 2020 presidential election saw the highest turnout in over a century, with nearly 2/3 of eligible Americans casting a ballot despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Observers attribute this to various reasons, including changes to state election laws and intense activism.
While all mass shootings carry significant consequences concerning policymaking, a certain handful of tragedies have created significant political and social responses.
Gerrymandering is when a redistricting party draws district lines to gain an advantage in elections. This tactic can significantly impact the political landscape, boosting a party and disenfranchising particular voters until the maps change.
Sometimes social media platforms strip content creators of their ability to make money through the platform, known as demonetization. Recently, however, some have argued that the practice unfairly targets certain groups.
After the breach of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, several social media platforms banned President Trump, alleging his rhetoric was inflammatory and could incite further violence.