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Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Maintains controversial contemporary topic summaries and overviews of current issues that include aspects of the issues along with pro and con arguments and opinions.
TIP: Use the Browse issues option to find the topic summaries which bring together a brief description of each side of the issue and provide links to articles and other content taking one of the positions.
Example: The Opposing Viewpoint issue summary of Genetically Modified Foods.
Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject. Each full report includes an introduction, overview, background, Current Situation, Outlook, Pro/Con, Chronology, Short Features, Maps/Graphs, Bibliography, The Next Step, Contacts, and Footnotes.
TIP: CQ Researcher has been at this a long time so many of the excellent reports were done when an issue was before the Congress sometime in the past; use the BROWSE REPORTS by date filter to see the most recent reports.
Congressional Research Service Reports
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) produces analytical reports on topics of interest to Congress, but does not maintain a public website with these reports. Below are some free web sites that collect CRS reports: