POLITICAL ISSUES

Important Issues for the Presidential Election

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Abortion
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal …
Animal Rights
Advocates approach the issue from different philosophical positions …
Veterans Services
A variety of services for Veterans and our current Military Personnel
Civil Rights
Civil Rights are a class of rights and freedoms that protect …
Death Penalty
articles, commentary and interviews; information about …
Education
Education or teaching in the broadest sense is any act or experience …
Firearms
Pro and anti firearm issues from assault weapons …
Free Trade
Free trade is a system of trade policy that allows traders to act …
Health Care
Health care is the treatment and management of illnesses …
Immigration
Immigration is the introduction of new people into a habitat …
Language
educational excellence and equity through bilingual education …
NAFTA
NAFTA is an agreement signed by the governments of the United States …
Patient Rights
A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a statement of the rights …
Race Relations
articles, commentary and interviews; information about …
Tobacco
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from …
State of the Union
The President shall from time to time give to Congress …
Terrorism
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means …
Universal Health Care
Universal health care is health care coverage for all eligible …
War & Peace
War is a behavior pattern exhibited by many primate species …
Welfare and Poverty
Welfare or welfare work consists of actions or procedures …
Affirmative Action
he term affirmative action refers to policies that take race …
Budget and Economy
A budget is generally a list of all planned expenses and revenues …
Child Support
A payment that a non-custodial parent makes as a contribution …
Global Warming
Guide from the Exploratorium allowing one to explore scientific …
Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell
Links to important don’t ask don’t tell where some think …
Energy & Oil
Different forms of energy include kinetic, potential, therma …
Flat Tax
Universal health care is health care coverage for all eligible …
Gay Rights
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related laws …
Homeland Security
Homeland security is an umbrella term for security efforts to protect …
Infrastructure & Technology
The Information Technology Infrastructure …
Medical Marijuana
Medical cannabisrefers to the use of Cannabis (marijuana), including …
Nuclear Energy & Weapons
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its …
Political Corruption
Political corruption is the use of legislated powers by government …
School Prayer
School prayer in its common usage refers to state-approved …
Stem Cells
Stem cells are cells found in most, if not all …
Censorship and the Internet
Internet censorship is control or suppression of the publishing …

Other Important Political Issues

Firearms
Campaign Finance
Separation of Church and State
Crime
Drug Policy
Environmental
Foreign Policy
Gun Control
Illegal immigrants
Medicaid
Nuclear Testing
Privacy on the Internet
Social Security
Tax Reform
Unemployment
War on Terror
Weapons of Mass Destruction