Congress Should Pass Obama's Jobs Plan - Piece by Piece

Obama's Jobs Plan

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

For many Americans, unemployment is at the top of that list. In the face of a double-dip recession and an unprecedented long-term unemployment rate, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act before Congress. His plan? Lower the unemployment rate and stimulate the economy with $447 billion in employer tax breaks, jobless reintegration, state aid, and infrastructure projects, to be paid for with taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Will this plan bring a fast, effective boost to the job market, or will higher taxes punish job creators and sink us further into debt?

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Congress Should Pass Obama's Jobs Plan - Piece by Piece
Congress Should Pass Obama's Jobs Plan - Piece by Piece

Too Many Kids Go To College

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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The herd mentality that assumes college is the only path to reaching one’s full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelor’s degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of Facebook and Microsoft prove that extraordinary success is possible without it. But recent studies show that college is economically beneficial even to those whose jobs don’t require it. Is it still the best way to ensure social mobility, or is America’s love affair with higher education unjustified?

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Too Many Kids Go To College: Our First Debate In Chicago
Too Many Kids Go To College: Our First Debate In Chicago

Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future

Senior Benefits

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Commitments made to seniors decades ago failed to foresee the harsh economic realities of the present. Do entitlements saddle our children with unmanageable debt, asking them to sacrifice their future for the sake of the elderly? Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid were created to provide a social safety net. But if we cut these programs, are we balancing the budget on the backs of the aged and sick, leaving behind society’s most vulnerable?

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Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future
Grandma's Benefits Imperil Junior's Future

Men Are Finished

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In a modern, post-industrial economy that seems better suited to women than men, many are wondering if men have been permanently left behind. Education and employment statistics point to a clear and growing dominance in women’s status at home and in the workplace. Are men primed for a comeback or have the old rules changed for good?

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Men Are Finished
Men Are Finished

It's Time To End The War On Terror

War on Terror

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Days after 9/11, President Bush declared a War on Terror that would “not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.” Is America in a state of perpetual war, or has the threat of terrorism justified its position as the organizing principle behind our foreign policy? In 10 years we’ve been in 2 wars, witnessed the Arab Spring and the death of Osama bin Laden–is it finally time to end the War on Terror?

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It's Time To End The War On Terror
It's Time To End The War On Terror

Freedom of the Press Does Not Extend To State Secrets

Press Freedom

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Description: The First Amendment protects freedom of the press, but how do we reconcile the conflict between national security and accountability? Do we err on the side of secrecy or transparency? From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks, join the debate between the need for government secrecy and the public’s right to know. PLUS: Attend the debate and see the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times for FREE! Present your June 8 debate ticket stub at the Film Society of Lincoln Center box office to see the film free of charge. Opens June 17, 2011. *Please note that seating is not guaranteed if sold out.

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Freedom of the Press Does Not Extend To State Secrets
Freedom of the Press Does Not Extend To State Secrets

Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses

Press Freedom

Tuesday, May 3

America, built up by the hard work of its immigrants, now finds itself home to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. The federal government, even under the reform-friendly tenure of President George W. Bush, has been unable to find the consensus to overhaul our country’s immigration laws. Both the Dream Act and an Arizona statute requiring police officers to detain anyone they suspect to be illegal, has brought the debate back to the forefront of national politics. Are immigrants taking American jobs, or, does immigration help our economy? Is there any difference between low-skilled and highly-skilled immigrants, and, if so, is it time to honor this distinction?

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Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses
Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses

It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings

Globalization

Tuesday, April 5

Just two decades ago there seemed to be no limits to American power. 9/11, the financial crisis, and the rise of China are all reminders of what a different world we live in today. What should America’s role be in the new world order? Are we guilty of overreach, or have we not been ambitious enough?

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It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings
It's Time To Clip America's Global Wings

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