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Is the prospect of an existence after death "real" and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?
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Millennials-growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession-have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right?
Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?
Disarming Syria. Asylum for Edward Snowden. Arming Iran. Is Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles, while our own president fades into the background of world politics, or is it all a global game of smoke and mirrors?
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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?
Affirmative action, when used as a factor in college admissions, is meant to foster diversity and provide equal opportunities in education for underrepresented minorities. But is it achieving its stated goals and helping the population it was created to support?
Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal?
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With the disastrous launch of the website, critics of the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," 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?
In this country, most of us are blessed with an abundance of food and food choices. So taking into account our health, the environment and ethical concerns, which diet is best? Do vegans have the right idea, or are we meant to be carnivores?
The NSA collects data on billions of phone calls and internet communications per day. Are these surveillance programs legal? Do they keep us safe?
Is the right to bear arms now at odds with the common good, or is it as necessary today as it was in 1789?
Would the elimination of barriers in the labor market depress wages and flood the marketplace with workers? Or would the benefits of a flexible labor supply be a boon to our economy, all while raising the standard of living for anyone willing to work?
Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out?
Were size and complexity at the root of the financial crisis, or do calls to break up the big banks ignore real benefits that only economies of scale can pass on to customers and investors?
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Is the U.S. drone program hurting, or helping, in the fight against terrorism?
When it comes to Syria, does the U.S. have a 'dog in the fight'?
Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to overhaul the armed forces, or will its impact damage military readiness and endanger national security?
Does the FDA's long and costly approval processes stifle innovation and keep life-changing treatments from the market?
2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection.
In times of recession, are we better off with a weak dollar that stimulates U.S. manufacturing by making our goods cheaper and more competitive?
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.
What are the costs and benefits of military action? Can Israel live with a nuclear Iran, or is it time to launch a pre-emptive strike?

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