Newsviews Essays 2018-2019

 

Democracy has collapsed in Cambodia. 9

Democracy has not collapsed in Cambodia. 10

Global crop diversity loss is cause for concern. 11

Global crop diversity loss is not cause for concern. 12

City and state opposition to ICE activities is cause for concern. 14

City and state opposition to ICE activities is not cause for concern. 15

Ocasio-Cortez's victory indicates Democrats are moving leftward. 16

Ocasio-Cortez's victory does not indicate Democrats are moving leftward. 17

Democracy Is Dying In Pakistan. 18

Democracy Is Not Dying In Pakistan. 20

The strong economy will save Republicans in the 2018 midterms. 21

The strong economy will not save Republicans in the 2018 midterms. 22

NATO’s role is declining. 23

NATO’s role is not declining. 24

Imran Khan will succeed (Pakistan) 25

Imran Khan will fail (Pakistan) 26

Israel’s Nation-State Law will inflame tensions. 27

Israel’s Nation-State Law will not inflame tensions. 28

Embracing socialism will help the Democratic party. 29

Embracing socialism will hurt the Democratic party. 30

Humanity can curb oceanic plastic pollution. 31

Humanity cannot curb plastic pollution. 32

Brett Kavanaugh is a good SCOTUS nominee. 33

Brett Kavanaugh is a bad SCOTUS nominee. 34

Trump will win his trade wars. 35

Trump will lose his trade wars. 36

North Korea nuclear deal will happen. 37

North Korea nuclear deal won’t happen. 38

Reitman’s Title IX lawsuit against Professor Ronell should be supported by feminists. 39

Reitman’s Title IX lawsuit against Professor Ronell should be supported by feminists. 40

US/North Korea Summit Successful 41

US/North Korea Summit Unsuccessful 42

Turkey’s currency crisis is significant 43

Turkey’s currency crisis is not significant 44

Ivan Duque will succeed as President of Colombia. 45

Ivan Duque will fail as President of Colombia. 46

US involvement in Yemen good. 47

US involvement in Yemen bad. 48

The Sandy Hook lawsuits will destroy Alex Jones. 49

The Sandy Hook lawsuits will not destroy Alex Jones. 50

China will successfully complete its Belt and Road Initiative. 51

China will not successfully complete its Belt and Road Initiative. 52

China’s Printing of Foreign Currency is Not Cause for Concern. 55

China’s Printing of Foreign Currency is Cause for Concern. 56

Elon Musk Does More Harm than Good. 57

Elon Musk Does More Good than Harm.. 58

Venezuela’s Economic Collapse Is Due to Maduro’s Mismanagement 59

Venezuela’s Economic Collapse Is Due to Western Interference. 60

Russia-Israel rift in Syria is significant 61

Russia-Israel rift in Syria is not significant 62

Iran nuclear deal will survive Trump’s abrogation. 63

Iran nuclear deal will not survive Trump’s sanctions. 64

New South Korea FTA is good. 65

New South Korea FTA is bad. 66

Nike should be celebrated for its advertisement campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. 67

Nike should not be celebrated for its advertisement campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. 68

The New York Times should reveal the identity of the anonymous “resistance” opinion-editorial author. 69

The New York Times should not reveal the identity of the anonymous “resistance” opinion-editorial author. 70

Healthcare megamergers are cause for concern. 71

Healthcare megamergers are not cause for concern. 72

Elizabeth Warren's corporate responsibility bill is a good idea. 73

Elizabeth Warren's corporate responsibility bill is a bad idea. 74

The Justice Department’s Approach to Opioid Abuse Will Be Effective. 75

The Justice Department’s Approach to Opioid Abuse Will Not Be Effective. 76

The Global Community Will Step Up to Address Climate Change. 77

The Global Community Will Not Step Up to Address Climate Change. 78

Government Response to Hurricane Florence Good. 79

Government Response to Hurricane Florence Bad. 80

China will surpass US military might 81

China will not surpass US military might 82

New South Korea FTA is good. 83

New South Korea FTA is bad. 84

Border correction will resolve Kosovo dispute. 85

Border correction won’t resolve Kosovo dispute. 87

Guatemala’s democracy is failing. 89

Guatemala’s democracy is stable. 90

Daniel Ortega will be removed from power (Nicaragua) 91

Daniel Ortega won’t be removed from power 92

USMCA trade deal good. 93

USMCA trade deal bad. 94

US should sanction Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi 95

US should not sanction Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi 97

The US does more for Korean Peace than South Korea. 98

South Korea does more for Korean Peace than the U.S. 99

The Transition to 5G Mobile Data Will Not Be Smooth. 100

The Transition to 5G Mobile Data Will Be Smooth. 101

A Strong United Nations Response to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is Justified. 102

A Strong United Nations Response to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is Not Justified. 103

Emmanuel Macron Won’t Recover from His Slump. 104

Emmanuel Macron Will Recover from His Slump. 105

Restored Federal Protection of Grizzly Bears is Good. 106

Restored Federal Protection of Grizzly Bears is Bad. 107

Poor China-Taiwan Relations Are Cause for Concern. 108

Poor China-Taiwan Relations Are Not Cause for Concern. 109

U.S. Funding Cuts to Palestinian Authority Are Cause for Concern. 110

U.S. Funding Cuts to Palestinian Authority Are Not Cause for Concern. 112

There is Hope for Long-Term Stability in Venezuela. 113

There is No Hope for Long-Term Stability in Venezuela. 114

The U.S. Can Restore its Manufacturing Jobs. 115

The U.S. Cannot Restore its Manufacturing Jobs. 116

Americans Will Embrace Nordic-Style Social Democracy. 117

Americans Will Not Embrace Nordic-Style Social Democracy. 118

Merkel’s legacy will be positive. 120

Merkel’s legacy will be negative. 121

Google’s search algorithm should be regulated. 122

Google’s search algorithm shouldn’t be regulated. 124

US-China will reach a trade deal 126

US-China won’t reach a trade deal 127

EU single-use plastic ban good. 128

EU single-use plastic ban bad. 129

Trump’s Medicare drug pricing reform good. 130

Trump’s Medicare drug pricing reform bad. 131

Trump’s pullout of Syria good. 132

Trump’s pullout of Syria bad. 134

Centrists Will Win the Democratic House Power Struggle. 136

Progressives Will Win the Democratic House Power Struggle. 137

US should sanction Russia over Sea of Azov crisis. 138

US should NOT sanction Russia over Sea of Azov crisis. 139

China’s Belt and Road has been a success. 140

China’s Belt and Road has been a failure. 141

The Fed should increase interest rates in 2019. 142

The Fed shouldn’t increase interest rates in 2019. 143

Nancy Pelosi should be speaker of the house. 144

Nancy Pelosi shouldn’t be speaker of the house. 145

Regional powers can handle Venezuela migrant crisis. 146

Regional powers can’t handle Venezuela migrant crisis. 147

Yellow Vest protests are justified (France) 148

Yellow Vest protests are not justified (France) 149

Gene editing should be embraced. 150

Gene editing shouldn’t be embraced. 151

Voting rights should be given to convicted felons. 152

Voting rights shouldn’t be given to convicted felons. 153

Obrador will be successful reformer (Mexico) 154

Obrador won’t be successful reformer (Mexico) 155

Theresa May’s Political Fall is Inevitable. 156

Theresa May’s Political Fall Is Not Inevitable. 157

Border Patrol and ICE Brutality Is Not Cause for Concern. 158

Border Patrol and ICE Brutality Is Cause for Concern. 160

A Green New Deal Will Be Implemented. 161

A Green New Deal Won’t Be Implemented. 162

South Africa land expropriation good. 163

South Africa land expropriation bad. 164

Stock market downturn will correct in 2019. 166

Stock market downturn will not correct in 2019. 167

International nonprolif is succeeding. 168

International nonproliferation is failing. 169

Unity ticket to beat Trump in 2020 is good. 170

Unity ticket to beat Trump in 2020 is bad. 171

EU countries’ treatment of migrants is cause for concern. 172

EU countries' treatment of refugees is not cause for concern. 173

Hungarian Democracy is in Serious Danger 174

Hungarian Democracy is not in Serious Danger 175

The Yellow Vest Movement Has Set a Good Example for Global Protest 176

The Yellow Vest Movement Has Set a Bad Example for Global Protest 177

The Democratic Party should pursue a Green New Deal. 178

The Democratic Party should not pursue a Green New Deal. 179

Youth football ban good. 180

Youth football ban bad. 182

China is colonizing Africa. 184

China is not colonizing Africa. 185

Media streaming & subscription providers are justified in cracking down on password sharing. 186

Media streaming & subscription providers are not justified in cracking down on password sharing. 187

Declining U.S. fertility rates are not cause for concern. 188

Declining U.S. fertility rates are cause for concern. 189

Further instability is inevitable in Nicaragua. 190

Further instability is not inevitable in Nicaragua. 191

DR Congo will resolve its electoral impasse. 192

DR Congo will not resolve its electoral impasse. 193

US-Taliban peace agreement will last 195

US-Taliban peace agreement will not last 196

Kamala Harris is a strong candidate. 197

Kamala Harris is a weak candidate. 198

US should back Guaido (Venezuela) 199

US should not back Guaido (Venezuela) 200

Modern Monetary Theory is valid. 201

Modern Monetary Theory is not valid. 202

Howard Schultz is a strong candidate. 203

Howard Schultz is a weak candidate. 204

Border-funding deal is good. 205

Border-funding deal is bad. 206

Ilhan Omar’s AIPAC criticism is appropriate. 207

Ilhan Omar’s AIPAC criticism is inappropriate. 208

Social security expansion good. 209

Social security expansion bad. 210

Private Spaceflight is Doing Well 211

Private Spaceflight is Not Doing Well 212

Retail bankruptcies are cause for concern. 213

Retail bankruptcies are not cause for concern. 214

The European Union will win the battle with Trump over Iran sanctions. 215

Trump will win the battle with the European Union over sanctions. 217

Amazon is good for cities. 218

Amazon is bad for cities. 220

India-Pakistan tensions will escalate. 222

India-Pakistan tensions will de-escalate. 223

Geoengineering is a sufficient response to climate crisis. 224

Geoengineering is not a sufficient response to climate crisis. 225

Increasing predictions of civilization collapse are cause for concern. 226

Increasing predictions of civilization collapse are not cause for concern. 227

Forcing Bernie to sign Democratic Party Affirmation is a good idea. 228

Forcing Bernie to sign Democratic Party Affirmation is not a good idea. 229

UK should hold a second Brexit referendum.. 230

UK should not hold a second Brexit referendum.. 232

Buhari will unify Nigeria. 234

Buhari will not unify Nigeria. 235

Chinese gene-editing is a concern. 236

Chinese gene-editing is not a concern. 237

William Barr’s Handling of the Mueller Report and Other Issues Is Cause for Concern. 238

William Barr’s Handling of the Mueller Report and Other Issues Is Not Cause for Concern. 239

Safe injection sites for addicts good. 240

Safe injection sites for addicts bad. 241

Recent housing market news is not a good sign for the economy. 242

Recent housing market news is a good sign for the economy. 243

Nanotechnology is still a promising field. 244

Nanotechnology is no longer a promising field. 245

PM Benjamin Netanyahu should resign. 246

PM Benjamin Netanyahu should not resign. 248

Dems should pursue impeachment 250

Dems should not pursue impeachment 251

U.S. Aggression against Venezuela is Justified. 252

U.S. Aggression against Venezuela is Not Justified. 253

The sports policy ruling on Caster Semenya was correct. 254

The sports policy ruling on Caster Semenya was incorrect. 255