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*'''[[Debate: Seattle deep-bore tunnel| Seattle deep-bore tunnel]]''' - April 13th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Seattle deep-bore tunnel| Seattle deep-bore tunnel]]''' - April 13th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Should the US arm Libyan rebels?| Should the US arm Libyan rebels?]]''' - April 2nd, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Should the US arm Libyan rebels?| Should the US arm Libyan rebels?]]''' - April 2nd, 2011.
-*'''[[Debate: High-speed rail| High-speed rail]]''' - March 30th, 2011.+*'''[[Debate: High-speed rail| High-speed rail]]''' - March 30th, 2011.[[Image:Map of the world.jpg|right|300px]]
*'''[[Debate: Mandatory military service| Mandatory military service]]''' - March 26th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Mandatory military service| Mandatory military service]]''' - March 26th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: No-fly zone over Libya| No-fly zone over Libya]]''' - March 15th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: No-fly zone over Libya| No-fly zone over Libya]]''' - March 15th, 2011.
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*'''[[Debate: Collective bargaining rights for public unions| Collective bargaining rights for public unions]]''' - March 4th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Collective bargaining rights for public unions| Collective bargaining rights for public unions]]''' - March 4th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Was the War in Iraq worth it?| Was the War in Iraq worth it?]]''' - February 24th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Was the War in Iraq worth it?| Was the War in Iraq worth it?]]''' - February 24th, 2011.
-*'''[[Debate: UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families| UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families]]''' - February 16th, 2011.[[Image:Map of the world.jpg|right|300px]]+*'''[[Debate: UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families| UN Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families]]''' - February 16th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies| Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies]]''' - February 2nd, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies| Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies]]''' - February 2nd, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Concealed carry vs open carry gun laws| Concealed carry vs open carry gun laws]]''' - January 25th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Concealed carry vs open carry gun laws| Concealed carry vs open carry gun laws]]''' - January 25th, 2011.
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*'''[[Debate: Palestinian right of return| Palestinian right of return]]''' - January 14th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Palestinian right of return| Palestinian right of return]]''' - January 14th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Ban on mountaintop removal coal mining| Ban on mountaintop removal coal mining]]''' - January 12th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Ban on mountaintop removal coal mining| Ban on mountaintop removal coal mining]]''' - January 12th, 2011.
-*'''[[Debate: Compulsory voting| Compulsory voting]]''' - January 6th, 2011. 
-*'''[[Debate: Puerto Rico statehood in America| Puerto Rico statehood in America]]''' - December 30th, 2010. 
-*'''[[Debate: DREAM Act| DREAM Act]]''' - December 17th, 2010.'''  
-*'''[[Debate: Joint JD/MBA degree| Joint JD/MBA degree]]''' - December 13th, 2010. 
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