2014 Video Archive

Individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech

Individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech

June 27, 2014

Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles' heel? For democracy to work, some say, citizens (and corporations, and unions, and… more

Death Is Not Final

Death Is Not Final

May 07, 2014

If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of… more

Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

April 10, 2014

Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely… more

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete

More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete

April 02, 2014

Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a… more

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Russia Is A Marginal Power

March 12, 2014

Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Deploying troops to Crimea. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the… more

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The President Has Constitutional Power To Target And Kill U.S. Citizens Abroad

March 05, 2014

With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch’s powers.… more

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Affirmative Action On Campus Does More Harm Than Good

February 28, 2014

Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But… more

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Snowden Was Justified

February 12, 2014

Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important… more

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Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue

January 16, 2014

With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this… more