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Opening Argument Launches Website

Opening Argument, a political debate publication begun by Yale Law School students in 2005, has recently launched its online edition at

Each issue of Opening Argument tackles two current, hot button public policy topics. Though the publication takes aim at controversial subjects, its editors hope to create discussion without being divisive.

"Opening Argument is founded on the belief that most people are reasonable and much public commentary is not," says co-founder Tara Helfman '06. "Opening Argument presents various positions on an issue and encourages contributors to tackle rival views. It is a forum for reasoned and incisive argument."

In only its second year, the publication has subscribers across the United States, and one of its issues was requested for the dossiers of the Senate Judiciary Committee members during their February hearings on NSA wire tapping.

Opening Argument was founded with financial assistance from the Zelia P. Ruebhausen Student Fund established to foster student and faculty intellectual exchange.

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