NEW: Starter Links-huge list of issues and links plus information about evaluating web resources.
Controversial Issues-Kingwood College Library Online-click for web links including abortion, alcohol advertisements, drinking on campus, electronic copyright laws, embryo research, gangs in America, gun control, Internet censorship, Internet fraud, juvenile justice, medicinal marijuana, school prayer, social security reform, speed limits, and terrorism in America. Also click for links to automobile air bag controversy, binge drinking, cloning, death penalty, English-official language, food safety, gay marriage, immigration, Internet censorship, Marijuana, medicinal use, privacy and the Internet, school violence, tobacco lawsuits, and violence in the media.
O’Keefe Library-Best Information on the Net-Hot paper topics; link to affirmative action, English only and language issues, death penalty, media issues, gun control, health care reform and many more. Be sure to check Article Files and Indexes to Hot Topics. Looks very promising.
National Issues Forums-many categories to choose from including children and family; civil rights; energy and environment; government and politics; health; economic issues; international and foreign policy; the link takes you to discussion guides that you can download and print; may also be able to participate in a forum via e-mail from home
Controversial Issues-choose from steroids, assisted suicide, women at the Citadel, and more.
Public Agenda Online-headline news and special reports; links for issues including environment, immigration, crime, the economy, right to die, and medical research.
Daryl Cagle’s Professional Cartoonists Index-great resource for political cartoons; you may find many relevant to your public policy issue. A cartoon would also be a great intro to the presentation portion of the project.
Links regarding human rights issues worldwide.
From NPR and New York Times Learning Network; several controversial issues including affirmative action, civil rights in wartime, the death penalty, and gun control.
Resource library; choose a topic and/or region for information, usually a pdf download
Great resource for news and current events; also a link to Issues; scroll down to see Processes-public opinion; and Public Policy. Social policy examines Social Security; Economic policy provides information and research helps for monetary and fiscal policy plus some “hot topics.”
Yahoo News Full Coverage-scroll down to All US Full Coverage; many links to issues including abortion, affirmative action, assisted suicide, homelessness, hate crimes, gun control, racial profiling and many, many more.
Other general news sites that may be helpful:
www.ipl.org this is the internet public library; click on newspapers to access global newspapers, major papers such as the New York Times and Washington Post may be helpful; click on teen and issues and conflicts for more great information; has general resources and subsections including abuse; advice and counseling; family; gangs; law; and homelessness.
http://www.issues2000.org/ every political issue you can imagine; updated for 2004
www.findarticles.com-excellent source for magazine and journal articles
Health Sites that may be helpful:
Search the site for information, links, columns, ask Dr. Dean Edell; may find statistical information, current news in health, and legislation related to health issues, including approval of RU-486.
Dr. Koop Online
Citation Generator-creates MLA and APA citations; copy and paste the MLA to your document.
National Television Violence Study
Community Learning Network-Violence in the Media Theme Page-numerous links to other sites on this theme
Children and Violence in the Media
US Government Information-from the About Network
Links to the World-Alcohol and Drugs-a multitude of links to alcohol and drug links including national agencies
Link to statistics and Driven Magazine; click on an issue to view contents and a summary of the article. One issue features information about sobriety checkpoints. May find something helpful browsing this site.
A resource for DUI / DWI laws, lawyers, courts and police procedures, presented by the nationally recognized "Dean of DUI Attorneys", Lawrence Taylor. Includes FAQ and Driver’s guide to DWI.
Alcohol Problems and Solutions Site
Links to the problem, facts and solutions about drunk driving.
The RU-486 Files
links to articles and news clippings, related resources, and web links
RU-486-The Pill, The Process, the Problems
A multitude of links
Center for Disease Control
Go to Vaccine Safety
Dr. Dean Edell; Closing The Book On The Vaccine/Autism Myth,
Parental questions about vaccines and autism; safety of vaccines.
The Immunization/Vaccination Controversy,
Includes an article and many links for further information.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
US FDA site; has some links to articles and the web that may be helpful
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Link to information about MS and current news
Philip C. Crosby, Case Comment, Custody of
Violence Against Women Online Resources
Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Domestic Violence Cases:
Legal Trends, Research Findings, and Recommendations
The Missouri Bar
Raising the minimum wage is good for politics but not necessarily people; some statistical information.
The Post (
Raising Minimum Wage Could Increase Poverty
Organization for Community Networks
Text of radio address
USA Weekend special report-rookies are younger, richer and ruder than ever…
An article written by a college student defending player salaries.
Drug Testing: Should Students be Tested?
High School Student Drug Testing
Includes hot links to web sites that may be helpful.
American Civil Liberties
ACLU Brings First Federal Challenge to Drug Testing of Students in Academic Courses
Position on School Drug Testing
Recording Industry Association of
Try copyright basics and music and the Internet.
ABC news article about shut down of napster based upon copyright infringement.
Limp Bizkit Rocks the Boat, Embraces Controversial Net Firm; includes links to related stories from ABC news.
All for Animals
Do you need information on animal testing and animal rights for a school project? Includes some links to follow.
From US census bureau; a multitude of links that may be helpful
A multitude of links that may be helpful.
Government can’t cure poverty.
American Journal of Economics and Sociology
State and county incarceration rates: the direct and indirect effects of race and income inequality.
Insight on the News
Communities and Cops Join Forces.(effectiveness of community policing).
Article about proposition 227 to end bilingual education in
Insight on the News
Hispanic Times Magazine
'English only', vast differences cited on east and west coasts.
The Bilingual Families Web Page
Check contents for definitions, myths and politics of bilingualism, problems of bilingual families, and resources.
Bilingual education; links to additional articles pro and con on bilingual education; links to web sites also.
ABC News Special Report on Terrorism
Emergency Response & Research Institute,
Before the Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and
"Foreign Terrorism in the
FBI Library of Terrorism in the United States-click on a year for a detailed report loaded in adobe acrobat format.
National Catholic Reporter:
Executions continue: so does debate. (death
penalty in the
Karla Tucker's legacy: the death penalty debate takes a turn.
Ethics-Punishment and the Death Penalty
Link to web sites, legislative sites, PowerPoint presentations, court decisions and statistical resources.
Capital Punishment: Facts and Arguments
The questions of fact concerning capital punishment fall into three general areas: does capital punishment save money, freeing social resources for better purposes than warehousing and feeding murders, or does it actually cost more, consuming resources that could go into preventing crime? Does capital punishment strike fear into offenders, saving innocent lives by deterring would-be killers? And, finally, the courts make mistakes; what does capital punishment mean to an innocent person wrongly accused?
Insight on the News
Despite Sensitive Testing, Athletes Still Dope to Win.
American Family Physician
Cocaine Abuse Among Athletes.
Androstenedione: home run or hype?
Supplements & Steroids: BODY WARS!(Brief Article)
Creatine -- just the FAQs, ma'am.
Street gangs move to 'burbs.(Nation: Fighting Crime)
Click on links for information about programs to keep kids off of the streets.
Virtual Healthcare Financial Management
Federal government increases oversight of nursing homes.
Still haunted by the ghosts of slavery.(affirmative action)
Includes additional Internet links.
Many links relevant to the issues of Social Security reform
Social Security History and Reform
Links for the history, suggestions for reform and legislative records.
Spotlight on tax reform; links to articles examining many of the pertinent issues involved in taxes and tax reform