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Ben Kaufman

Should hate crimes be punished?

Ben Kaufman '17 and Wyatt Smitherman '16 debate whether hate crimes should be subject to punishment from the judicial system. Kaufman argues that hate crimes perpetuate systematic oppression of certain groups while Smitherman claims hate crimes are not intrinsically worse than other crimes.

The debate on man-made climate change

Ben Kaufman '17 and Wyatt Smitherman '16 go head to head on the debate over climate change. Kaufman argues it is largely man-created while Smitherman claims the effects of climate change are part of the larger uncontrollable weather cycles of the earth.
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