This weekend, the French and German embassies will jointly bring many of America's most talented debaters from nearly 30 top schools to George Washington University for a one-of-a-kind debate championship.
In many ways, the seemingly furious debate over drones is yet another reaction to the pace at which technology washes over us. There is no doubt that drones raise legitimate legal issues, but it's just too easy to let our "privacy reflex" dominate and overwhelm the discussion.
Tuesday, January 22 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision on abortion and women's sexual health, but at DePaul University, that day will be remembered very differently.
The debates on human rights, gun control, climate change, gay marriage, "entitlement" programs, job initiatives, bank regulations and tax reform reveal the great cultural and ideological chasm widening among America's citizenry.
Abigael Evans became an Internet sensation this week after her mother Elizabeth filmed her crying over a case of election fatigue. Now, we talk to her about her take on the election and the story behind her viral video, "Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney."
The real sword of Damocles hanging over the White House right now is this Friday's release of the October unemployment figures. If the numbers are bad, it could give Romney the last-second momentum he needs. If the numbers are good, Obama could waltz to victory.
There was good reason for Romney's failure to offer a competing foreign-policy vision. He has taken on a foreign policy team that, above all, needs to be kept out of sight as much as possible from the American public.
Obama, the naive community organizer, thinks the foreign policy debate is about national security, but Romney, the quintessential vulture capitalist, knows that it's always been about maximizing profit.
Fewer ships. Fewer horses. And more games downloaded from the iTunes app store by our military personnel than under any previous president. Do you want a military that plays Words With Friends instead of attacking our enemies?