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When choosing a topic for your speech, try to avoid topics that have been overused, like legalizing marijuana, abortion, and gun control. If you are passionate about one of these subjects, make sure your approach is unique and that you bring something new to the conversation.
Databases for Hot Topics
In-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day, written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students. Coverage: 1923 - Present.