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Debate: Is A Containment Strategy Enough For Isis?

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:06:27 -0400

Should President Obama shift his focus to destroying the Islamist group? Two teams face off over the motion, "Containment is Not Enough: ISIS Must Be Defeated" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Does The Equal Protection Clause Require States To License Same-Sex Marriage?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:21:05 -0400

The Supreme Court is poised to answer the question of whether this is required under the 14th amendment. The issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Is Obama's Iran Deal Good for America?

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:08:00 -0400

Critics fear that a recent deal between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons would strengthen Iran's hand in the Middle East. Experts face off over this in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:19:00 -0400

Are we smarter now that technology has put a lot more than a slide rule into our pockets? Experts take sides on the impact of technology in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:15:00 -0400

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:30:56 -0400

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.



Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:53:00 -0400

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?



Debate: Do Liberals Stifle Intellectual Diversity On The College Campus?

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:27:38 -0500

Are conservative views stifled in academia? Is it censorship when colleges withdraw invitations extended to controversial speakers? Experts debate free speech in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:35:00 -0500

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."



Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:01:00 -0500

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.



Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:56:00 -0500

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.



Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:00 -0500

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.



Debate: Does Income Inequality Impair The American Dream?

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0400

A sign of a robust economy that ultimately lifts all boats — or a force that prevents low- and middle-income people from advancing? Experts debate income inequality for Intelligence Squared U.S.



Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:11:00 -0400

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.



Debate: Does U.S. Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.