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  • Afghanistan: In the U.S. National Interest?

    Is Afghanistan in the U.S. national interest? Andrew Bacevich of Boston University debates Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute. Andrew Bacevich, Ph.D. Boston University Andrew Bacevich is a professor of international relations at Boston University.   Richard...

    • Posted August 9, 2010
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  • Standardized Tests and Student Achievement

    Is too much riding on student performance on standardized tests? Two education experts debate. Monty Neill, Ed.D. FairTest Monty Neill, Ed.D., is deputy director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest).   George Cunningham,...

    • Posted June 1, 2010
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  • Negotiate with the Taliban?

    Should the U.S. consider negotiating with the Taliban? Two experts debate. Ann Marlowe Hudson Institute Ann Marlowe is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute.   Michael Semple Harvard Kennedy School Michael Semple is a fellow with...

    • Posted April 26, 2010
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  • Choice Motherhood: Is It Harmful to Children?

    "Choice Motherhood" refers to single women who deliberately choose to raise children without getting married. Is this socially irresponsible? Mikki Morrissette Author, Choosing Single Motherhood: The Thinking Woman’s Guide Mikki Morrissette is the author of Choosing Single...

    • Posted April 19, 2010
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  • Afghanistan: Is the July 2011 Deadline Smart Policy?

    Is President Obama's July 2011 deadline for a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan smart policy? Two foreign policy experts debate. Stephen Schlesinger The Century Foundation Stephen Schlesinger is a fellow at The Century Foundation and former publisher of...

    • Posted March 8, 2010
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  • CLS v. Martinez: Religious Discrimination on Campus?

    Two legal scholars–Marci Hamilton of and Gregory Baylor of the Alliance Defense Fund–debate the Supreme Court case CLS v. Martinez. Marci A. Hamilton Marci A. Hamilton is the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law...

    • Posted March 4, 2010
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  • Cap and Trade: Can the U.S. Afford It?

    Cap and trade is promoted as a solution to climate change. But would it destroy the U.S. economy? Two scholars debate the issue. John Whitehead, Ph.D. Appalachian State University John Whitehead, Ph.D., is chair of the economics...

    • Posted October 3, 2009
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  • Was the New Deal a Raw Deal?

    Did the New Deal do more harm than good? Two economists debate. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. author, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal Robert P. Murphy has a Ph.D. in economics...

    • Posted August 10, 2009
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  • Lisbon Treaty: Good for Ireland?

    Would Ireland be better off with the Lisbon Treaty? Two experts debate. Senator Dierdre de Burca Green Party Senator Dierdre de Burca is spokeswoman for European affairs for the Green Party.   Kieran Allen Kieran Allen...

    • Posted July 27, 2009
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  • Individual Mandate and Personal Liberty

    Is the individual mandate a violation of personal liberty? Mark Pauly, Ph.D. Wharton School of Business Mark Pauly, Ph.D., is Bendheim Professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.   Michael Tanner Cato...

    • Posted June 23, 2009
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