In a series of moderated debates, people who disagree about an important policy issue explore their differences and try to find common ground
Tim: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour!
The threat of robot burger flippers
Is a higher wage worth lower employment?
Glenn: People generally earn the value of their labor
Should there be a minimum wage at all?
Optimism on help for the working poor
Is Obamacare failing?
The case against the employer mandate
A possible left-right compromise on Medicaid expansion
What happens when poor people get free insurance?
Should sick people pay more for health insurance?
Is health insurance a right?
Should the government mandate contraception coverage?
The unusual case of the Little Sisters of the Poor
Sarah argues against Hobby Lobby’s religious liberty claims
Moral responsibility between employer and employee
Some common ground!
Which side is losing the culture war?
Has Obama continued Bush’s foreign policy?
Justin: Obama has embraced establishment groupthink
Zack vs. Justin on the intervention in Libya
Is America intrinsically interventionist?
Nick Kristof’s critique of academia
Why foreign-policy makers ignore social science
Conor: Edward Snowden should be granted clemency
How much damage has Snowden done to the US?
Why did Snowden end up in Russia?
Are leaks like this now inevitable?
Debating the potential for abuse
Conor vs. Edward on whether the NSA obeys the law
Debating immigration reform
If reform passes, will illegal immigration continue?
Mickey’s enforcement-first compromise
Are Hispanic immigrants assimilating normally?
Immigration’s effect on low-skilled Americans
Tamar’s big-picture case for immigration reform
Debating marijuana legalization
Andrew: Marijuana is in many ways good for you
David: Legal pot will hurt the poor and minorities
Has medical marijuana proven a failure?
Why is public opinion on legalization changing?
Areas of agreement