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Intelligence Squared U.S. brings Oxford-style debating to America-- one motion, one moderator, three panelists for the motion and three against.

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by Jaron Lanier
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As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer immortality via virtual humans.

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by Paul Butler
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It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago, and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail.

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by Robert Winston
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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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by Robert Reich
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Robert Reich and Mark Zandi debate Glenn Hubbard and Arthur Laffer on the topic: The Rich Are Taxed Enough. Moderated by John Donvan.

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by David Brooks
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The Republican and Democratic parties are entrenched in calcified partisanship, where politics is played as a zero-sum game.

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by Alan M. Dershowitz
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"A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." -2nd Amendment

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by Michael Shermer
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For some, modern science debunks many of religion's core beliefs, but for others, questions like "Why are we here?" and "How did it all come about?" can only be answered through a belief in the existence of God.

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by Malcolm Gladwell
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Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs' millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport?

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by Peter Schiff
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For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America.

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