Debate: Decriminalization

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2014-2015 Topic: Discrimination topics (see proposal paper)
2013-2014 Topic: Resrict Presidential War Powers Controversy Proposal (see proposal paper)

2012-2013 Topic: U.S. Energy Policy Regarding Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Nuclear Power & Wind Power

2011-2012 Topic: The U.S. Government's role in democracy promotion in Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia & Yemen

2010-2011 Topic: Immigration Controversy & Policy

2009 Topic: Reforming U.S. Agricultural Policy

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  •  Center for Economics & Policy Research
  •  Center for Community Change

  •  Breakthrough Institute


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