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  • Can Simpson-Bowles Save Social Security?

    Can the Simpson-Bowles plan save Social Security from its financial straits? Two scholars debate the issue. Ed Lorenzen Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Ed Lorenzen is senior advisor at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget....

    • Posted August 12, 2014
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  • Population: Is the World Overpopulated?

    Is world population a problem? Two population experts debate the issue on Scholar's Mate. Steven W. Mosher Population Research Institute Steven W. Mosher is president of Population Research Institute. He has appeared numerous times before Congress as...

    • Posted June 5, 2014
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  • Climate Change: Is There a Scientific Consensus?

    Is there a consensus among scientists about climate change? Two experts debate the issue. Myron Ebell Competitive Enterprise Institute Myron Ebell is Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and chairs the...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Kids and Guns: Too Comfortable with Violence?

    Georgia passed new legislation allowing more relaxed gun restrictions in the past two weeks. Not only is it causing major controversy, but it’s making individuals question if it’s a smart move for children.

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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  • Free Internet For All?

    This past week at  the Public Square, the not so far fetch concept of universally free internet was discussed among our debaters. With ever growing technology at the tip of societies fingers and a portable computer the...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • The NRA and the Surgeon General

    A funny cartoon from AlterNet:

    • Posted March 24, 2014
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  • ProCon on felon voting

    Our friends at have posted a nice video on felon voting. Check it out: )

    • Posted March 13, 2014
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  • Making Libertarian Heads Explode?

    AlterNet posted this article on libertarianism. Maybe some of our libertarian friends would like to respond.

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Williams v. Illinois and the Confrontation Clause

    Two legal scholars debate Williams v. Illinois. Ronald J. Coleman Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Ronald J. Coleman works in the litigation practice group at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.   Paul Rothstein Georgetown Law...

    • Posted December 6, 2011
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  • Is Libertarianism Necessarily Pro-Choice?

    Is libertarianism necessarily pro-choice? Two libertarian scholars debate. Sharon Presley Association of Libertarian Feminists Sharon Presley is the national coordinator of the Association of Libertarian Feminists and the founder and executive director of Resources for Independent Thinking,...

    • Posted November 9, 2011
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