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New February 2012 Content for Issues and Controversies Databases

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  • Protest Movements: Are mass protest movements, such as Occupy Wall Street and the demonstrations that fueled the so-called Arab Spring, a positive vehicle for social change, or do they distract from more useful ways of solving problems within political systems? [ More on Politics and Political Reform]

  • Drones: Does the use of unmanned military aircraft, also known as drones, to target and kill suspected terrorists make the U.S more secure, or has drone use resulted in unacceptable levels of civilian deaths and collateral damage? [ More on Military Intervention]

  • Oil Pipelines in the U.S.: Would building new oil pipelines, such as TransCanada's Keystone XL project, create jobs and lower energy prices in the U.S.? Or would new pipelines create an unacceptable strain on the environment in exchange for relatively few economic benefits? [ More on Land and Water Use]

  • Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens : Does new legislation signed by President Obama allow the U.S. military to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely? Should the government have the power to hold even suspected terrorists born within the U.S. without bringing any charges against them, or is such treatment a violation of their constitutional rights? [More on Crime and Terrorism ]

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