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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
10.07.2014
Some say that indiscriminate 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?
10.18.2013
Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out?
10.16.2013
Were size and complexity at the root of the financial crisis, or do calls to break up the big banks ignore real benefits that only economies of scale can pass on to customers and investors?
Featured Program
09.10.2013
Is the U.S. drone program hurting, or helping, in the fight against terrorism?
08.09.2013
When it comes to Syria, does the U.S. have a 'dog in the fight'?
06.19.2013
Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security?
05.08.2013
Does the FDA's long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market?
04.17.2013
2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection.
03.13.2013
In times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive?
02.13.2013
Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think.
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