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Don't Eat Anything With A Face,Food: Winos, Vegans, and Meatheads
Topic: Politics|
12.04.2013
|01:44:05
Spy On Me, I'd Rather Be Safe,Spying: Who's Afraid of the NSA?
Topic: Politics|
11.20.2013
|01:26:47
Debate: The 2nd Amendment Has Outlived Its Usefulness,Guns: Rights, Rifles, and Reform
Topic: Politics|
11.14.2013
|01:47:03
Break Up The Big Banks,Money: Recession. Recovery. Repeat.
Topic: Politics|
10.16.2013
|01:42:18
04.15.2015
Are some crimes so heinous in nature that punishment by death is the only appropriate measure, or is capital punishment always immoral? Should we abolish the death penalty?
03.31.2015
The President has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. But did he have constitutional power to do so?
03.11.2015
Largely seen as a victory in Europe, in the U.S., the reaction has been overwhelmingly negative. Was this ruling a blow to free speech and public information, or a win for privacy and human dignity?
02.24.2015
Are liberals shutting down speech and debate on campus? Or is this theory a myth, based on the preponderance of liberals at universities rather than intentionally discriminatory actions?
02.11.2015
Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America?
01.15.2015
Is book publishing an oligopoly, a dinosaur in need of disruption? Is Amazon, which accounts for 41% of all new book and 67% of all e-book sales, a monopoly? Who is doing right by readers and the future of books?
12.03.2014
Across the country and around the world, communities are fighting the cultivation of genetically engineered crops. Are they safe? How do they impact the environment? Can they improve food security? Is the world better off with or without GM food?
Featured Program
11.13.2014
Is it, in the words of the American Medical Association's code of ethics, "fundamentally incompatible with the physician's role as healer"? Will these laws lead to a slippery slope, where the vulnerable are pressured to choose death and human life is devalued?
Featured Program
10.22.2014
If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play?
10.07.2014
Some say that mass collection of U.S. phone records is a gross invasion of privacy. Others say that it is necessary to keep us safe. But what does the U.S Constitution say?
09.30.2014
What role should America play in the Middle East? For some, America's restraint has been a sign of disciplined leadership. But for others, it has been a sign of diminished strength and influence.
09.09.2014
Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start? Or will the Common Core raise the bar and improve the quality of our children's education?
Featured Program
06.26.2014
The award-winning NPR show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the National Constitution Center for a no holds barred debate, this time focusing on campaign finance, Super PAC's, and the First Amendment.
05.07.2014
Is the prospect of an existence after death "real" and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?
Featured Program
04.09.2014
Millennials-growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession-have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right?
04.02.2014
Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?
03.12.2014
Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors?
Featured Program
03.05.2014
Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?
02.27.2014
Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support?
02.12.2014
Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?
Featured Program
01.15.2014
With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?
12.04.2013
In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Do vegans have the right idea, or are we meant to be carnivores?
11.20.2013
The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe?
11.14.2013
Is the right to bear arms now at odds with the common good, or is it as necessary today as it was in 1789?
10.30.2013
Would the elimination of barriers in the labor market depress wages and flood the marketplace with workers? Or would the benefits of a flexible labor supply be a boon to our economy, all while raising the standard of living for anyone willing to work?

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