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LATEST SHOW | Friday, February 16, 2018

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Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?

Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?

Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive health care system in the world beyond repair?

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Is Western Democracy in Danger?

Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class?

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Should College Athletes Be Paid?

College sports is a big-money business, but is it time to rewrite the rules in college sports and allow athletes their fair share of the profits?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Debate: Face-Off With China

Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent national security threats?

Friday, May 5, 2017

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Debate: Is Walmart Good For America?

Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that it pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistreats its employees. Others say Walmart provides countless jobs to low-skilled workers. Has Walmart been good for America?

Friday, October 7, 2016

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Are The Elites To Blame For The Trump Phenomenon?

Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swath of the American electorate? Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope?