Perfect for debate research. Includes pro/con essays.
This database will give you articles from magazines written for middle school students (easy to understand!) Keep your search very simple (nuclear power, Afghanistan, homework, or television. There is nothing on Governor Cuomo in this database.) To enter the database you might need to enter your username and password that you use to log on to the school computers. Once you are at the screen to select the database, choose "Kids Search."
This database contains articles from references books, newspapers, and magazines. Again, keep your searches simple. Good overviews can be found in magazine articles. The most recent happenings (especially important for Afghanistan and Governor Cuomo) can be found in newspaper articles.
States Should Allow Cell Phone Use in Prison
Allowing Phones in the Cells Might Be a Sound Call: LA Times article
Why Executions Should Be Televised: New York Times opinion piece.
Students should be allowed to carry registered guns on a college/university campus.
Students for Concealed Carry: Tons of articles and resources!
Should Welfare Recepients Be Tested for Drugs?: US News and World Report debate feature. Look at the arguments of the experts at the bottom of the page - both pro and con.
Tax increases are good for America.
Good Reasons for Taxes: from the Brookings Institute
Obama Tax Hikes: Bad for All Americans: from the Heritage Foundation
The US should establish a national DNA database of all residents.
To Stop Crime, Share Your Genes: New York Times opinion piece about creating a national DNA database.
Create a National DNA Database?: New York Times letters in response (mostly with reasons against) to the above article