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A Look Back at 2013

Best of 2013: A Year In Review

December 23, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, we’ve taken a look back at our past year of debates at Intelligence Squared U.S. more

Worst Ceremony Ever.

The Worst Ceremony Ever.

November 27, 2013

It's the worst White House ceremony ever. But it happens every year: the annual pardoning of the turkey. Ugh.  more

The Second Amendment

Loaded. But not locked.

November 13, 2013

Could they have been any clearer, the founding fathers, when they sat down and penned the Second Amendment? Uh huh. A LOT. more

Let Anyone Take a Job Anywhere?

What If...

October 30, 2013

Tonight, we are debating a "what if."  Sometimes we do that. more

Special Podcast: Gridlock in Washington

Special Podcast: The Two-Party System

October 14, 2013

In the face of a government shutdown affecting millions of Americans, we ask again: is the two-party system making America ungovernable? more

Break Up The Big Banks

What’s your TBTF?

October 09, 2013

Acronym world can be a mysterious place. more

Special Podcast Release on Obamacare

Special Podcast Release on Obamacare

October 02, 2013

Listen to our first retrospective, a podacst that sheds light on the debate surrounding Obamacare. more

Thomas James Fall 2013 Illustrations

Spotlight on Thomas James, Illustrator

September 17, 2013

We are pleased to introduce artist Thomas James, whose illustrations have been featured in everything from The Wall Street Journal to WIRED Magazine. more

Peter Thiel vs. Vivek Wadhwa

Thiel vs. Wadhwa: The Higher Education Debate Continues

September 11, 2013

Since taking sides nearly two years ago at our debate Too Many Kids Go To College, panelists Vivek Wadhwa and Peter Thiel have continued the… more

John Donvan

I hate doing this.

September 04, 2013

In my starting days as a TV interviewer, I had a weird habit. more