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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 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 Eben Alexander
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If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience?

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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 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 Barry Scheck
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Though the death penalty's popularity has been in decline since the 1980s, a recent Gallup poll found that Americans are still largely supportive, with 1 in 6 in favor as punishment for murder.

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by Philip Zelikow
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What should the Obama administration’s next steps be? Should the U.S. goal be containment, or can ISIS be defeated?

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by Pamela Peeke
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With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year.

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