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An expert panel debates the pros and cons of the natural gas boom during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. Michael Alvarez hide caption

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The Natural Gas Boom: Doing More Harm Than Good?
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A panel of experts faces off on the motion "Ban College Football" in an Oxford-style debate for Intelligence Squared U.S. on May 8. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Debate: Should College Football Be Banned?
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A group of experts faced off on the motion "When It Comes to Politics, the Internet Is Closing Our Minds" at an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on April 17 in New York City. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Is The Internet Closing Our Minds Politically?
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Orville Schell (from left), Peter Schiff, moderator John Donvan, Ian Bremmer and Minxin Pei speak before an audience in New York on the motion "China Does Capitalism Better Than America." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Does China Do Capitalism Better Than America?
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David Satcher (from left), Pamela Peeke, John Stossel and Paul Campos faced off in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on obesity Feb. 7 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Is Obesity The Government's Business?
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Mustafa Barghouthi (from left), Daniel Levy, debate moderator John Donvan, Dore Gold and Aaron David Miller speak before an audience in New York on the motion "The U.N. Should Admit Palestine As A Full Member State." Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Should The U.N. Grant Palestine Full Membership?
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A.C. Grayling (from left), Matthew Chapman, Rabbi David Wolpe and Dinesh D'Souza faced off on the motion "The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion." Samuel LaHoz hide caption

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Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?
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Experts face off during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate Oct. 25 on the motion "Congress Should Pass Obama's Jobs Plan — Piece By Piece."

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Should Congress Pass Obama's Jobs Bill In Pieces?
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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel argues for the motion "Too Many Kids Go To College" in an Oct. 12 Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Do Too Many Kids Go To College?
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Howard Dean argues against the motion "Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Oct. 4.

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Do Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future?
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Christina Hoff Sommers and David Zinczenko argued against the motion that "Men Are Finished" in an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on Sept. 20. Bryan Archbold hide caption

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Richard Falkenrath (left) and Michael Hayden argue against the motion "It's Time to End the War on Terror" in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Alan Dershowitz (left) and David Sanger argued against the motion "Freedom of the Press Does Not Extend to State Secrets." Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Moderator John Donvan addresses the four experts taking on the motion "Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses" in an Oxford-style debate May 3 at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Seated are (from left) Kris Kobach, Tom Tancredo, Julian Castro and Tamar Jacoby. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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Elliott Abrams and Eliot Cohen argued against the motion "It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings" during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on April 5. Chris Vultaggio hide caption

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