Intelligence Squared Debates http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared U.S. - The President Has Constitutional Power To Target And Kill U.S. Citizens http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-president-has-constitutional-power-target-and-kill-us-citizens <div><strong>Airs Sunday, June 1 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar </span>al-Awlaki<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch’s powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?</span></div><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 44838 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - The President Has Constitutional Power To Target And Kill U.S. Citizens Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obamacare is now beyond rescue http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-obamacare-now-beyond-rescue <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, February 2 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the disastrous launch of the HealthCare.gov website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or </span>“Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” were given more fuel for the fire. Is this political hot potato's inevitability once again at stake? And is the medical community really on board with the law, or resisting (rewriting?) it from the sidelines?</span><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguing for the resolution are: <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">Dr. Scott </a></span><a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">Gottlieb</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Practicing Physician &amp; Former Deputy Commissioner of the FDA and <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">Megan </a></span><a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">McArdle</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Writer and Columnist for Bloomberg View.</span><br><br>Arguing against the resolution are: <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">Jonathan Chait</a>, Political Commentator and Columnist for New York Magazine and <a href="http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1016-obamacare-is-now-beyond-rescue" target="_blank">Dr. Douglas Kamerow</a>, Family Physician &amp; Former Assistant Surgeon General.</div><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 39496 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - Obamacare is now beyond rescue Intelligence Squared US: The Internet Is Closing Our Minds http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-internet-closing-our-minds <p><strong>Airs Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m.</strong>&nbsp; Does the internet poison politics? It's been argued that the rise of 'personalization,' the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them? The debaters are Eli Pariser, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Evgeny Morozov, and Jacob Weisberg. Sun, 19 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 27551 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: The Internet Is Closing Our Minds Intelligence Squared US: Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies? http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-should-we-prohibit-genetically-engineered-babies <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, May 5&nbsp;at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Imagine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring's height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Would it lead to eugenics and a stratified society where only the rich enjoy the benefits of genetic enhancement? Or would the real injustice be depriving our children of every scientifically possible opportunity? Our debaters are Sheldon </span>Krimsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Lord Robert Winston, Nita </span>Farahany<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Lee Silver.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 27046 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Should We Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies?