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  • Defense Spending: Is It Too Much?

    Does the U.S. spend too much on defense? Two experts debate. Christopher A. Preble Cato Institute Christopher A. Preble is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.   Jamie M. Fly...

    • Posted September 20, 2011
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  • Is the Book of Mormon Historically Accurate?

    Is the Book of Mormon a fraud? Two historians debate. Richard Packham Exmormon Foundation Richard Packham is the founder and first president of the Exmormon Foundation.   Rod L. Meldrum Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism Rod...

    • Posted September 7, 2011
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  • Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review

    Does Marbury v. Madison support judicial review? Four legal scholars debate. Robert Lowry Clinton, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Robert Lowry Clinton, Ph.D., is professor and chair of political science at Southern Illinois University and is the author...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Libya and the War Powers Resolution

    Is the Libya intervention authorized by the War Powers Resolution? Two legal scholars debate. Geoffrey S. Corn South Texas College of Law Geoffrey S. Corn is associate professor of law at the South Texas College of Law....

    • Posted May 11, 2011
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  • Birthright Citizenship and the Fourteenth Amendment

    Was the Fourteenth Amendment meant to confer citizenship to all persons born within U.S. borders? Two legal scholars debate the issue. Edward J. Erler Claremont Institute Edward J. Erler is professor of political science at California State...

    • Posted April 19, 2011
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  • Health Care, the Commerce Clause, and “the Broccoli Argument”

    Is the health care individual mandate akin to attempts to force people to buy broccoli? Two experts debate. Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute Ilya Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute and editor-in-chief...

    • Posted March 8, 2011
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  • Abortion and the “Middle Position”

    Is the "middle position" on abortion–that it is acceptable under certain circumstances, such as rape or incest–logically consistent? Two scholars debate the issue. Todd S. Bindig, Ph.D. Author, Identity, Potential and Design Todd S. Bindig, Ph.D., teaches...

    • Posted February 1, 2011
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  • Snyder v. Phelps: Is Offensive Speech Protected?

    Does the First Amendment apply to speech that is outside the bounds of common decency? Two legal scholars debate. Jeffrey Shulman Georgetown Law Center Jeffrey Shulman is Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Georgetown Law...

    • Posted October 5, 2010
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  • Common Core: A Debate

    Is Common Core easy to implement? Neal McCluskey of the Cato Institute and Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute debate the issue. Neal McCluskey Cato Institute Neal McCluskey is associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom...

    • Posted September 7, 2010
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  • Is Social Security in Crisis?

    Is Social Security in financial straits? Two experts debate. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. Pacific Research Institute Robert P. Murphy has a Ph.D. in economics from New York University and is Senior Fellow in Business and Economic Studies...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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