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ProCon Ebooks -- Handout Guide: National Issues

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Selected Pro/Con Sources -- National Issues

If you need information, a starting place, or background for a pro-con/argument or persuasive speech and if you are interested in an national social and political topics, try one of the books below or search for information in the numerous databases listed in the sidebar. These books are nearly all electronic and just a click away to any student, faculty, or staff who is logged into the library via iCollege or the library's own page. There are also some open access titles available through OApen and InTechOpen. Sources here are also as current as possible.

American Government
The American Congress: a Reference Handbook Ebook Central
American Government Project Muse
The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress Ebook Central
The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency Ebook Central
Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America O'Reilly Higher Education
The Presidential Image: A History from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump Ebook Central


Political Movements and Philosophies
10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less Ebook Central
Arguing with Socialists Ebook Central
Breaking the Social Media Prism: How to Make Our Platforms Less Polarizing Ebook Central
Changing Their Minds? : Donald Trump and Presidential Leadership Ebook Central
Crackup: The Republican Implosion and the Future of Presidential Politics Ebook Central
Donald Trump and American Populism Ebook Central
Empire of Resentment: Populism’s Toxic Embrace of Nationalism Ebook Central


Political Movements and Philosophies Continued
In Defense of Public Service O'Reilly Higher Education
Mitch, Please! How Mitch Mcconnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America, Too) Ebook Central
Run to Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World Ebook Central
The Storm Is upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything Ebook Central
Surviving Autocracy Ebook Central
Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change Ebook Central
The Women Of 2018: The Pink Wave in the US House Elections ... and Its Legacy In 2020 Ebook Central


Voting and Elections
Blue Metros, Red States: The Shifting Urban-Rural Divide in America's Swing States Ebook Central
Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America Ebook Central
Good Reasons to Run: Women and Political Candidacy Ebook Central
How We Vote: Innovation in American Elections Ebook Central
Inside the Mind of a Voter: A New Approach to Electoral Psychology Ebook Central
Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference Ebook Central
Voting Rights in America: a Reference Handbook Ebook Central
Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? Ebook Central


Gun Control
The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know Ebook Central
Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment O'Reilly Higher Education
The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy Ebook Central


Opioid Crisis, Marijuana Legalization, and the War on Drugs
Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane Ebook Central
Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs Ebook Central


Abortion
Abortion in the United States: a Reference Handbook Ebook Central
Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights Ebook Central
A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion: Understanding he Moral Arguments Ebook Central
Reproductive Justice: An Introduction Ebook Central
Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement Ebook Central


Other General Social Issues
The American Crisis: What Went Wrong. How We Recover Ebook Central
Evangelical America: an Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture Ebook Central
Free Speech and Censorship: Examining the Facts Ebook Central
The Man in the Dog Park: Coming Up Close to Homelessness Project Muse
The Perilous Public Square: Structural Threats to Free Expression Today Ebook Central
The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism Ebook Central
Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America Ebook Central
Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights : Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights Ebook Central
We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America Ebook Central
Winning the Green New Deal: Why We Must, How We Can Ebook Central


Political Polarization, Impeachment, and Contested Elections
The Art of Political Storytelling: Why Stories Win Votes in Post-Truth Politics Ebook Central
Disagreeing Agreeably: Issue Debates with a Primer on Political Disagreement Ebook Central
Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason Ebook Central
Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy Ebook Central
Federal Impeachment Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis Ebook Central
Hidden History of the War on Voting O'Reilly Higher Education
The Manipulators: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Big Tech's War on Conservatives Ebook Central
Money in American Politics: an Encyclopedia Ebook Central
The New Student Activists: The Rise of Neoactivism on College Campuses Ebook Central
Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politicss EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection
The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across The Political Divides EBSCOHost Academic eBook Collection
True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump Ebook Central
Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency Ebook Central
Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes Ebook Central
We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism-American Style Ebook Central


Press and Politics (inc. Social Media)
Are Filter Bubbles Real Ebook Central
Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News Ebook Central
The Dark Side of Social Media Ebook Central
Detecting Fake News on Social Media Ebook Central
Facebook, the Media and Democracy: Big Tech, Small State? Ebook Central
Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth Ebook Central
Journalism: Why It Matters Ebook Central
Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation Springer Link
Words That Matter : How the News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Campaign Ebook Central