Issues & Controversies

Discover Both Sides of the Story

Whether you're preparing for a debate or just trying to understand a friend's perspective on an issue, Issues & Controversies is a good place to start.

  • Prepare for an upcoming debate or persuasive speech.
  • Gather sources for an argumentative essay.
  • Win an argument.
  • Gain a balanced perspective on current events and controversial issues.

Get Started

Let our expert Katie show you how in this video tutorial.

"You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant." - Harlan Ellison

What You Get

  • Overview of the issue from both sides
  • Key events
  • News stories
  • Contact information for related organizations
  • Further readings
  • and more...

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