2009 Press Archive

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America’s Role in Mexico’s Drug War

December 08, 2009

Forty years ago, the United States government began a "war on drugs" whose cost so far is estimated at $1 trillion, and rising. In 2006,… more

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Audience Overwhelmingly Decides America is Fueling the Drug War in Mexico

December 03, 2009

The team in favor of the proposition, America is to Blame for Mexico’s Drug War, scored an undisputed victory with 72% of the audience at… more

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The Road to Recovery

November 30, 2009

Whatever else they may do in office, presidents are largely judged—by the voters, if not historians—on their handling of the economy. So with unemployment edging… more

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Arguing the Economy

November 18, 2009

“Obama’s economic policies are working effectively.” That was the motion that Intelligence Squared US put to its New York audience Monday night for a vote.… more

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Eliot Spitzer: Obama Economic Policies Ineffective, A Continuation Of Bush

November 18, 2009

Are Obama's economic policies actually working? Intelligence Squared posed this question to six policy experts at a debate in New York this week. more

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Rattner v. Spitzer: A Battle Royale Over the U.S. Response to the Financial Crisis

November 17, 2009

Just hours after a government audit lambasted the New York Fed as meek in its role in AIG’s rescue last fall, two big names in… more

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Eliot Spitzer Ends Up on Losing End of Village Debate

November 17, 2009

Neither his trademark Cheshire-cat smile, nor his plucky self-confidence was enough to rescue former Gov. Eliot Spitzer from losing the vote Monday night. more

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Good Riddance To The Mainstream Media? Not Quite Yet

October 28, 2009

The New York Times' David Carr stole the show at last night's Intelligence Squared debate on the merits of the mainstream media, when he pulled… more

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The New York fairs

October 18, 2009

On 1Q2US, the Winter Antiques Show 2009, The Armory Show, The Art Show, and “Placing Avery: Paintings and Prints from the Collection of the Neuberger… more

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Dick Takes Manhattan

October 18, 2009

Dick Cheney hadn't planned to speak, but others at the dinner in Manhattan noticed him growing a grimmer shade of grim. He was listening to… more