Man vs. Wild: California Water Crisis, Parts 1-3


National Review’s Law and Disorder Debate, “Man vs. Wild: California in Crisis,” took place in Washington, D.C., on February 28, 2014. The keynote speakers were Representatives David Valadao (R., Calif.) and Jim Costa (D., Calif.), and panel members included William Yeatman (of the Competitive Enterprise Institute), Maria Guiterrez (from the Central Valley), and Aubrey Bettencourt (a California almond grower). The moderator was National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru. Watch it here, in three parts.

Tags: California

NR Live Stream Replay: Freedom, Security & America’s Role in the World


Watch the replay of Freedom, Security, and America’s Role in the World, a foreign-policy debate presented by National Review and hosted by the Charles Koch Institute. The debate, held September 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C., featured Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.), former State Department official Peter Van Buren, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman, George Mason professor Chris Coyne, and Fox News analyst K. T. McFarland, with panel-moderation chores performed by NR editor Rich Lowry.


Privacy and Liberty


NSA.  9/11.  Reporter Intimidation.  Boston Marathon bombing.  Obamacare.  Anthrax.  Social Media.  Al-Qaeda.  Do Americans need to give up their right to privacy in order to survive today?  Have those rights been subverted by big government?  Or have we all too willingly given them away, in the pursuit of more online “friends”?

What does the future hold for our civil liberties? Please join us as our all-star panel discusses the important balance between privacy and security.

Jim Geraghty
Contributing Editor, National Review 
Debbie Rose
Intellectual Property Fellow, The Association for Competitive Technology 
Paul Rosenzweig 
Founder, Red Branch Consulting PLLC; Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group; and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Homeland Security

August 29, 2013 at High Noon
at the Heritage Foundation
Register online here.

Mad Women Debate: September 19


America’s most influential, widely read magazine and website for conservative political news, commentary, and opinion, National Review, has partnered with the Independent Women’s Forum, a leading conservative voice for women, to host a series of debates on the issues facing women today. We hope you will join us for this exiting new venture.

Is there a war on women? Or is there a war on men? How can we move beyond dueling wars of the sexes? National Review and the Independent Women’s Forum will tackle these questions in our debut Mad Women Debate September 19, 2013. 

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Upcoming Events This Fall


October 16: High Noon Debate on Education

November 5: High Noon Debate on the 2014 Elections

Energy Subsidized Job Creation?


With the U.S. federal government experiencing annual budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion, what is the most efficient manner to utilize limited federal funding to increase energy develop- ment, job creation, and energy security while at the same time minimizing the environmental impacts of energy development and usage.The High Noon Debate on Energy examined the success of energy-related “subsidies” and the impact on long-term job creation. 


Moderator:   Charles C.W. Cooke, National Review

Panelists:     Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association

Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal

Tom Pyle, American Energy Alliance

Michael Zehr, HBW Resources

Watch here.

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