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9 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Two Party System

9 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Two Party System

In a January 2016 article on The Hill, Michael Coblenz wrote β€œThe two-part system is destroying America. Democrats and Republicans are in a death match and the American people are caught in the middle.” America is facing a slew of problems such as inequality and international terrorism but arguments between the two parties regarding these issues have brought government to a standstill. An issue ca... »

4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Three Gorges Dam

4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Three Gorges Dam

In 1919, Nationalist leader Sun Yat-sen envisioned the construction of a large dam across the Yangtze River capable of generating 30 million horsepower. When the Communists took over in 1949, Mao Zedong – the leader of the revolution – supported the project and even went as far as writing a poem about dam on the Yangtze River. However, the project was never realized in his lifetime partly due to e... »

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Teenage Curfew

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Teenage Curfew

Juvenile curfew ordinances are present in the United States. However, there are issues that block its effectiveness. There are several questions regarding its nature such as, does it keep children out of trouble or does it just unnecessarily restrict them from having fun? According to critics, it would be unfair to keep citizens who are below 18 from going beyond curfew hours just because of the f... »

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Suspension Bridges

8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Suspension Bridges

The term suspension bridge is the description of a road that hangs from cables. Basically, these are roadways running over a distance that are suspended by two towers. These towers have cables, chains and/or ropes across in order to support the roadways. A popular landmark of this type is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. This type of structure is made up of many components. Ano... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research, a contentious topic, is again in the news these days but mostly, on a positive note. Researchers reported that they have discovered a way to create human stem cells using only chromosomes. In another news, Olympic swimmer Jason Lesak expressed support in the funding of a new kind of stem cell therapy. Despite the good news, there are still setbacks attributed to stem cell resea... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Testing

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Standardized Testing

Several education bills have been passed which would limit the amount of standardized testing and most states in the U.S. are in the news related to this test. In the state of New York, state Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch was replaced while in around 12 states, some standardized tests are on hold. Why has this become a contentious topic? Let us discuss some of the rewards and drawbacks ... »

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Space Exploration

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Space Exploration

The universe has always fascinated humans since time immemorial. Ancient humans looked up the sky and wondered about the sun, the moon, and the stars, and they came up with myths and legends to explain the presence of these celestial bodies. Early scientists gave their theories about these bodies and, although many of them were incorrect (some thought, for example, that the sun revolved around the... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Socialism

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Socialism

Socialism is centrally defined as common ownership or global ownership where there is direct control and ownership of major industries by the government. Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, is being tagged by liberalists as a socialist although the former regards himself as a socialist democratic while others say he is a social democrat. What is there about socialism that makes it controversia... »

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Single Gender Classrooms

6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Single Gender Classrooms

Schools play significant roles in the upbringing of students enrolled in these institutions. This is why students should be in a school environment that will allow them to grow emotionally, physically and mentally. However, there are two choices for parents and students to make. This is having a single-gender education or a school where students are in classrooms with a mixture of genders. In this... »

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Sexual Reproduction

7 Advantages and Disadvantages of Sexual Reproduction

Sexual reproduction is the process of combining two different genetic materials, resulting to offspring that share similar traits with their parents but are genetically diverse. Humans as well as most animals reproduce sexually, although there are some animals that use asexual reproduction. Many plants can reproduce through both sexual and asexual methods. Over the years, scientists, students, and... »

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