Point/No-Point

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs is a well known Democrat and anchors the position of the Left in Point/No-Point. An arch conservative, Steve Vassallo holds the political position of the Right in Point/No-Point.

Steve Vassallo

Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: Is The Presidential Primary Selection Process Broken?

Steve Vassallo: The presidential primary selection process is broken. For months now the major national television networks have been touting the individual state primaries...
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Scruggs, Vassallo Debate: Should Apple Allow FBI Access to iPhones?

Dickie Scruggs: Forcing Apple create a “back door” to its iPhones is handing foreign governments and hackers a pass-key to our most private information. A...
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Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: Should United States Have Conscription?

Steve Vassallo: A mandatory draft is long overdue. It's time once again in the history of our country to invoke a mandatory draft. The security...
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Scruggs, Vassallo Debate: Is America In Trouble?

Dickie Scruggs: Is America in trouble? Absolutely not. In every way the United States of America is the dominant nation on earth. I say this...
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Scruggs, Vassallo Debate: Should President Obama Nominate a New Justice?

Dickie Scruggs: President Obama is constitutionally mandated to nominate a justice to replace Antonin Scalia. The Constitution is unequivocal: A President “shall nominate” a candidate...
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Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: The Vision of Normalizing Relations with Iran and Cuba

Steve Vassallo: Any future meaningful relationship must be a win win scenario for both sides. According to the BBC News, the previous sixty years...
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Scruggs, Vassallo Debate: Entitlements and the Deficit

Dickie Scruggs: Our deficit is the result of too low taxes on the one-percenters, not federal spending, which has been flat for 50 years. Many...
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Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: How Should U.S. Deal with North Korea?

Steve Vassallo: U.S. should take more aggressive measures with North Korea. It is in the national security interests of the United States to put the...
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Scruggs, Vassallo Debate: How Can Mississippi Improve Its National Standing?

Dickie Scruggs: Our state ranks last in most metrics of economic prosperity. One of the most important metrics--particularly to a business--is a state’s “labor force...
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Vassallo, Scruggs Debate: Are the Two Political Parties Obsolete?

Steve Vassallo: Absolutely! When it's broke, it needs fixing and 2016 has revealed how broken the parties truly are. This point will focus on the...