Some argue that spying on vast numbers of innocent people is a violation of privacy, as well as a waste of security resources. But others argue that mass electronic surveillance is vital to the fight against terrorism. A team of experts debates for the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
October 23, 2013 In the years since lawmakers bailed out the financial system in 2008, have we moved beyond "too big to fail"? Or would taxpayer money still have to come to the rescue in another financial crisis? A group of experts debates the wisdom of breaking up the largest banks for Intelligence Squared U.S.
September 17, 2013 Some argue that armed drones are a critical tool in U.S. counterterrorism and military operations abroad. But critics say their use raises difficult legal and moral questions, and generates ill will toward the United States. A group of experts face off on the issue for an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
August 26, 2013 So far, the Obama administration has been reluctant to intervene in a major way in the Syrian civil war. Is there a clear course of action the U.S. could take to help the Syrian people that would lead to a better outcome?
June 25, 2013 Some argue that there's plenty of room in the military's budget for cutbacks, but others say that could lead to more threats. A group of experts go head to head on the issue for an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
May 14, 2013 Some argue that the FDA's approval process — required before new treatments can be sold on the market — takes too much time and money. A group of experts face off over the balance between safety and urgency in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
April 23, 2013 Following the GOP's losses in the 2012 elections, there has been a lot of hand-wringing about what the party should do next. David Brooks, Laura Ingraham, Mickey Edwards and Ralph Reed take on the Republicans' future in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
April 9, 2013 For decades, Americans have been debating the need for the minimum wage. In the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate, four economic experts face off over whether the government should intervene or leave things up to the market.
February 19, 2013 What if, before your child was born, you could make sure they had the genes to be taller or smarter? Would that tempt you, or would you find it unnerving? Two teams of experts debate genetic engineering in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
January 22, 2013 The stakes are high in this Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Can Israel tolerate an Iran that possesses nuclear weapons? Some see a nuclear Iran as an existential threat that Israel could not accept. Others say that taking military action could create even bigger problems.