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Yale Political Union Debates "Resolved: Bring Back The Stocks"

Posted February 14, 2011 | 11:35:33 (EST)

On Tuesday, February 8, the Yale Political Union held its annual Gardner-White Prize Debate, on the topic "Resolved: Bring Back The Stocks."

The winner of the debate was Leah Libresco, a former President of the Yale Political Union and a member of the Party of the Left.

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Yale Political Union debates "Resolved: Government should not provide for the poor" with Cato Institute's Michael Tanner

Posted November 24, 2010 | 19:44:51 (EST)

On Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 2010, the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: Government should not provide for the poor" with Cato Institute's senior fellow, Michael Tanner. This post contains speeches made by members of the YPU.


Speeches on the Negative:

1st Negative Speech, by Gabriel Zucker, student leader of...

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Yale Political Union debates Senator John Kerry on "Resolved: America should lead the world in environmental policy"

Posted November 24, 2010 | 19:22:13 (EST)

On Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: America should lead the world in environmental policy" with Senator John Kerry . This post contains speeches made by members of the YPU.


Speeches on the Affirmative:

1st Affirmative Speech, by David Kohn, a senior in the...

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YPU debates "Resolved: Wikileaks should not have published classified documents"

Posted October 16, 2010 | 18:52:45 (EST)

On Sept. 28, 2010, the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: Wikileaks should not have published classified documents" at Yale University. This post contains speeches made by members of the YPU.


Speeches on the Affirmative:

1st Affirmative Speech, by Rek LeCounte, a senior in the Independent Party.


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YPU debates Michael Astrue, the National Commissioner of Social Security on "Resolved: The Yale Class of 2014 should and will receive social security benefits" (2010/09/13)

Posted September 18, 2010 | 15:52:28 (EST)

On Sept. 3, 2010, the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: The Yale Class of 2014 should and will receive social security benefits" with National Commissioner of Social Security, Michael Astrue. This post contains speeches made by members of the Yale Political Union following Mr. Astrue's opening speech. Mr. Astrue stood...

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YPU debates "Resolved: Repeal Obamacare" with Karl Rove (2010/09/07)

Posted September 11, 2010 | 11:06:08 (EST)

On Sept. 7, 2010, the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: Repeal Obamacare" with Karl Rove. This post contains speeches made by members of the Yale Political Union following Mr. Rove's opening speech. Mr. Rove stood on the Affirmative side of the resolution.

Speeches on the Affirmative:

This speech is made...

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Should we Sacrifice Animal Welfare for Human Convenience?

Posted February 26, 2010 | 04:52:12 (EST)

On February 23rd, 2010, Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, spoke at a student debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Resolved: Don't Sacrifice Animal Welfare for Human Convenience." Full minutes of debate can be found at here....

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Should the United States Slash its Defense Budget?

Posted November 6, 2009 | 16:03:23 (EST)

On November 3rd, 2009, Benjamin Friedman, a Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies at the Cato Institute, spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Resolved: Slash the US Defense Budget." Full minutes of debate can be found at here. Below...

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Should Governments Employ the Unemployed?

Posted November 6, 2009 | 14:27:56 (EST)

On October 27th, 2009, Howie Hawkins, a co-founder of the Green Party and former candidate in the 2009 election for the 4th District Councilor in Syracuse New York, spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Resolved: Governments Should Employ the Unemployed." Full minutes...

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Should Corporations be Responsible to more than thier Shareholders?

Posted October 27, 2009 | 13:02:08 (EST)

On October 14th, 2009, Dr. P Roy Vagleos, a former Chairman and CEO of Merck Pharmaceuticals, spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Resolved: Corporations Should be Responsible to More than their Shareholders." Full minutes of debate can be found at here....

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Should Immigrant Assimilate?

Posted October 11, 2009 | 15:00:03 (EST)

On September 29th, 2009, Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative intellectual and author of numerous books including The End of Racism and What's so Great about America, spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Resolved: Immigrants Should Assimilate." After two and a half hours of...

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Should Religious Organizations Abide by Non Discrimination Laws?

Posted October 6, 2009 | 23:00:08 (EST)

On September 15th, 2009, Donna Lieberman, the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "Religious Organizations Should Abide by Non-Discrimination Laws." After two hours of debate, the resolution passed by a vote of 32...

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The Case for Term Limits on the Supreme Court with Linda Greenhouse

Posted May 28, 2009 | 01:09:31 (EST)

On March 25th, 2009, Linda Greenhouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times spoke at a debate at the Yale Political Union in favor of the resolution "End Life Tenure for Supreme Court Justices." After two hours of debate, the resolution failed by a vote of 20 in...

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