2010 Press Archive

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Debating Failing Schools

March 29, 2010

Are teachers unions to blame for failing schools? This was the question debated last week on NPR's Intelligence Squared. At the beginning of the debate,… more

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To Blame or Not to Blame the Teachers Union

March 17, 2010

On Tuesday, March 16th, the LinkEd team was able to participate in the Intelligence Squared Debate: Don’t Blame Teachers Unions for Our Failing Schools. We… more

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68% Reject the Motion: "Don't blame teachers unions for our failing schools"

March 16, 2010

While acknowledging other factors that contribute to the challenges in American education, the team arguing against the motion convinced most in the audience that improvement… more

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The California as First "Failed State" Debate: Schwarzenegger, Davis, Whitman, and Jerry Brown

March 02, 2010

Is California America's first "failed state?"... It's a hot topic. You see it suggested in the press. It's spinning into the very high-stakes California governor's… more

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Back to Basics on Climate and Energy

February 23, 2010

This time, let’s start with Michael Crichton, whose name has been invoked quite often in the comment strings here and elsewhere by those challenging the… more

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Too Close For Comfort?

February 12, 2010

Eleven minutes after Israel announced its independence in 1948, President Harry Truman recognized the new state, and American support has been crucial to -Israel's survival… more

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Israel and America, or Israel and the Palestinians?

February 10, 2010

What are we talking about when we're talking about America's special relationship with Israel? To listen to the panelists at Tuesday night's Intelligence Squared debate… more

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Audience Decides America Should Step Back From Israel

February 10, 2010

After the four person debate and a round of thoughtful questions from the audience, the final vote ended with one of the closest results in… more

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NY Audience Votes That “The U.S. Should Step Back from Its Special Relationship with Israel”

February 10, 2010

Roger Cohen won over New Yorkers by claiming: “Jihadi terrorism aimed at the United States is not primarily motivated perhaps by the Palestinian issue, but… more

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NYT Columnist, Former Ambassador Stage Debate

February 10, 2010

The Intelligence Squared debate series has a cool gimmick: at the beginning, audience members vote on the resolution via little keypads at each seat; at… more