Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Based on his record of accomplishments, Barack Obama has been a great president."


For the affirmative:

Jonathan Chait is a political columnist for New York magazine and author of the new book about Barack Obama’s legacy, Audacity. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He has been featured throughout the media, including appearances on NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, HBO, The Colbert Report, Talk of the Nation, C-Span, Hardball, and on talk radio in every major city in America. He lives in Washington, DC.


For the negative:

Matt Welch is editor at large of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." He served as Reason's editor in chief from 2008-2016. He is co-author, along with Nick Gillespie, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, which Tyler Cowen called "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism." Welch also wrote McCain: The Myth of a Maverick. Welch has won eight first-place L.A. Press Club awards, and he was co-host of the nightly Fox Business Network program The Independents.