2012 Video Archive

Science Refutes God

Science Refutes God

December 05, 2012

On the fundamental question--evolution or creation?--Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, while 61% of Americans believe we have evolved over time, 22%… more

Coming Soon to PBS

Coming Soon to PBS

December 04, 2012

Intelligence Squared U.S. is coming to PBS Plus in January, with Chicago’s WTTW as the presenting station. Eight debates will be offered monthly through 2013… more

Legalize Drugs

Legalize Drugs

November 14, 2012

It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30… more

The Rich Are Taxed Enough

The Rich Are Taxed Enough

October 24, 2012

How do we fix the economy? The U.S. government's budget deficit is nearing a trillion dollars for the fourth straight year and unemployment remains high.… more

Better Elected Islamists Than Dictators

Ration End-of-Life Care

October 11, 2012

Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost… more

Better Elected Islamists Than Dictators

Better Elected Islamists Than Dictators

October 05, 2012

The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void that Islamist parties have been quick to fill.  A longtime supporter of former… more

Two Cheers for Super PACs

Two Cheers for Super PACs: Money in Politics is Still Overregulated

September 13, 2012

The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, Super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential… more

Two Cheers for Super PACs Edited for WNET

Two Cheers for Super PACs: Money in Politics is Still Overregulated Edited for WNET

September 07, 2012

The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, Super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential… more

No Fracking Way Edited for WNET

No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good Edited for WNET

June 30, 2012

Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the fuel that will “bridge” our transition from oil… more

Fracking Debate

No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom Is Doing More Harm Than Good

June 21, 2012

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL Natural gas, touted for its environmental, economic, and national security benefits, is often thought of as the… more