The following is an html-based mockup of the proposed political database.  Links to XML and dynamic databases will be provided later.

 

doaskdotell TOPIC CATEGORES

 

 

  1. FOREIGN POLITICAL ISSUES AND NATIONAL SECURITY

 

A11.  Israel and Palestine

 

A12.  Islamic Politics

 

A13.  Communism 

 

A14.  Global Warming and Energy

 

A15.   Military and the Draft

 

A16.   Terrorism

 

  1. MAJOR SOCIAL ISSUES

 

B1.    “Family Values”

 

           B11.   Economic Stress on Families

 

           B12.   Eldercare

 

           B13.   Childcare

 

           B14.   Divorce and the Institution of Marriage

 

           B15    Same-sex marriage

 

           B16.   Gay parenting

 

B2.    Discrimination

 

           B21.   Affirmative Action

 

           B22.   Gays in the workplace

 

           B23    Gays in the military

 

           B24.   Gender discrimination

 

           B25.    Age discrimination

 

           B26.    Disability discrimination

 

B3.   Free Speech

 

            B31.     Censorship

 

            B32.     Self-publishing, “Chinese Walls” and Conflict of Interest

 

B4.    Criminal Law

 

            B41.      Sodomy laws

 

            B42.      Drug laws

 

            B43       Due process

 

            B44       Weapons

 

            B45       Other “vice”

 

           

  1. MAJOR ECONOMIC ISSUES

 

C1.       Taxes

 

C2.       Social Security and Retirement

 

C3.       Health Care and Public Health

 

C4.       Labor Policies, “Entrepreneurialism” and Professionalism

 

 

Link to Fundamental Rights Slide Show

 

Link to technical discussion

 

Link to html table (old)

 

Link to PowerPoint demonstration of the Health Care tables. The demo consists of a table with short names for the arguments, followed by a detail entry for each argument, cross-referenced to counter arguments and to “ambiguous” arguments. For example C3103 is “ambiguous” because the burden on single adult children could be construed as either a pro or con position for increasing public funding for health care, and similarly (C3104) the division of the costs among persons with children and persons without could be seen as ambiguous. The system may ask for a user logon (because of the way MS Office Assistant works now) if you try to load the PowerPoint demo (you must have a modern version of MS Office). If it does, call me at 571-334-6107. This demo was intended for others who may be interested in working with me on the database project.

 

Email  JBoushka@aol.com    contact link    visit http://billboushka.blogspot.com