Issues and Controversies

Issues and Controversies

Issues & Controversies aims to provide the most accurate, accessible, and authoritative content available and present arguments on both sides of every issue in a clear, balanced, and unbiased manner. To ensure objective coverage and a wide range of competing viewpoints, the editors of Issues & Controversies rely on hundreds of leading print and electronic news sources from the United States and around the world. 

Why turn to the Issues & Controversies?

​This source features a plethora of articles addressing disputes in politics and policy which can be organized by subject or alphabetically and is fully searchable. Each issue has multiple subtopics with arguments from both sides presented and fully sourced with contact information for organizations cited in the article.

Articles address disputed issues from a variety of perspectives including scientific, medical, legal and economic viewpoints. Historical background is provided covering significant changes in law or expert consensus over time as well as up to the minute developments in today's news.

Additional lists include national high school debate topics present and past as well as educator resources helping to integrate current issues into a curriculum with learning objectives and comprehension questions on a variety of topics. Student resources offer guidance for considering historical sources, judging the credibility of online information, and appropriately citing all materials.

Issues and Controversies topics

Issues and Controversies: a quick introduction