Issues To Be Debated:
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Stay informed, get engaged and understand the debate before the event. Topics to be discussed at the National Debate Series: Boston include:
- Health care reform - Is a public health insurance option needed to provide competition in order to lower health care costs and provide insurance to the uninsured? Are health insurance co-ops, mandates, or relying solely on private insurers insufficient alternatives?
- Don't ask don't tell - Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the US military? Is "don't ask don't tell", which forbids this, outdated and should it be abandoned?
Escalation in Afghanistan - Should the US "double down" in Afghanistan, committing more troops and resources? Is the fight essential to protecting the United States from terrorist attacks in the future?