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  • Ben Carson to Al Sharpton: So, when do we debate?

    08/19/2014 9:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Corner, a debate between a conservative who’s a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a liberal who often appears to speak English as a second language is a debate conservatives should welcome. Plus, the moment seems propitious. As usual, Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have followed the media to the scene of a new racial flashpoint, but this time it hasn’t turned out for them as they’d like. Jackson allegedly got booed when he asked a crowd in Ferguson for donations while Sharpton’s taken criticism in highly visible outlets — some of it polite, some less so...
  • Obama's 2012 Debate Boast: I Didn't Want to Leave Any Troops in Iraq

    08/09/2014 11:10:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/9/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Before leaving for vacation on Saturday, President Obama spoke briefly about the genocidal Islamist terrorists who are taking over large swaths of Iraq. When one reporter asked the president if he regretted not leaving any U.S. troops in Iraq, Obama replied that that wasn't even an option: Q Mr. President, do you have any second thoughts about pulling all ground troops out of Iraq? And does it give you pause as the U.S. -- is it doing the same thing in Afghanistan? THE PRESIDENT: What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up,...
  • British MP George Galloway Declares His City 'Israeli-Free'

    08/07/2014 3:40:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Controversial far-left British MP George Galloway has declared his constituency an "Israel-free zone", in comments that are bound to invite further allegations of racism. The notoriously anti-Israel Galloway told a meeting of the Respect Party which he heads that Israelis of any persuasion were "not welcome" in Bradford, where serves as MP. video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMSM5vvAmYs "We have declared Bradford an Israel free zone," he told party activists at the meeting in Leeds. "We dont want any Israeli goods. We dont want any Israeli services. We dont want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college. We dont even want...
  • When Nancy Pelosi Gets Owned on the House Floor, She Reacts in Unbelievable Way

    08/02/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 120 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8-2-14 | "Soopermexican"
    Normally, the Congressional votes are about as exciting as watching paint dry on growing grass, but when House Representative Tom Marino accused the Democrats of not being brave enough to pass immigration reform when they controlled the Congress, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi jumped up and came at the guy! Marino struck a nerve by pointing out that the Democrats owned the entire Congress and White House for two years and did nothing about illegal immigration. Nancy Pelosi then crept up on Marino and began taunting him. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said it best: What is she doing?...
  • Obama at Iftar: We Welcome That Debate on Heart-Wrenching Images from Gaza, Israel

    07/14/2014 8:09:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 7/14/14 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama told guests at the White Houses annual Iftar dinner tonight that further escalation in the Middle East benefits no one, least of all the Israeli and the Palestinian people. Faced with criticism from some Arab and Muslim activists who think he has been too friendly toward the Israeli side, Obama addressed the conflict near the end of his comments, which largely honored the traditions of one of the worlds great faiths. For all of us, whatever our faiths, Ramadan is a reminder of just how much we share. The values of peace and charity, the importance of family...
  • CT high school filters conservative websites, allows liberal pages

    06/18/2014 11:01:33 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 23 replies
    A high school student in Connecticut is accusing administrators of political censorship after the school restricted access to conservative news outlets and websites while allowing students to visit liberal sites. Andrew Lampart, a student at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, was assigned an in-class debate on gun-control during his "Law & You" course. While preparing for the debate during study hall Lampart logged onto the school provided Internet and found out that students were forbidden from visiting The National Association for Gun Rights website or the news outlet TheBlaze.com. "I used my study hall to research gun control facts...
  • Obama / Romney discuss Iraq SOFA (status of forces agreement)

    06/12/2014 6:59:45 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12, 2013 | Greg C.
    Since Iraq is descending into chaos, it's worth looking at the discussion of the SOF agreement that never was: Romney: So, you didn't want a status of forces agreement?
  • Lets Debate the Logic of White Privilege

    05/29/2014 5:09:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-29-2014 | MOTUS
    Today we reflect on what passes for debate in the Age of Obama: No, this is real. Complete explanation in, of all places, The Atlantic: Hacking Traditional College Debate's White-Privilege Problem.Which begs the question: were this not the Age of Obama, could the soft racism of lowered expectations have so completely transformed the art of competitive collegiate debate? (Thats a rhetorical question, if anyones keeping score.)Clearly what is demonstrated in the video is not classic debate, where arguments are made and refuted. Its more like classic performance art; a rant, if you will, of the take-no-prisoners (or breath) variety that...
  • Serious Crazy Towson U Wins National Debate Contest By Repeating N-Word and Babbling Nonsense

    05/19/2014 1:18:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5-19-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Towson University won the 2014 Cross Examination Debate Associations national championship on March 24, of this year. The team members inexplicably used the n-word repeatedly and babbled nonsense. Pundit Press posted part of the debate transcript: They say the n*****s always already qu***, thats exactly the point! It means the impact is that the that the is the impact term, uh, to the afraid, uh, the, that it is a case term to the affirmative because, we, uh, were saying that qu*** bodies are not able to survive the necessarily means of the body. Uh, uh, the n***** is not...
  • MUST WATCH>>> Andrew Klavan Explains Why The Debate Is Over (Video)

    05/17/2014 11:46:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/17/14 | Jim Hoft
    Alinsky promotes humor as the greatest weapon So youve got to love it when conservatives turn the weapon spotlight back onto Progressivism. Andrew Klavans explanation as to why the Debate is Over is especially funny because its so true.
  • San Antonio's Mayor Castro to be Newest Far-Leftist on Obama's Cabinet

    05/17/2014 2:39:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Bob Price
    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is about to be tapped by President Barrack Obama to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This is the second time Obama will have asked Castro to serve in his administration. The move for Castro comes at a time where a big game of musical chairs is going on in the Obama Cabinet. Castro will be asked to replace HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who is expected to move to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege? (Hurl Alert)

    04/17/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jessica Carew Kraft
    It used to be that if you went to a college-level debate tournament, the students youd see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, theyd recite academic arguments for and against various government policies. It was tame, predictable, and, frankly, boring. No more. These days, an increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions, mounting challenges to traditional form and content by incorporating personal experience, performance, and radical politics. These alternative-style debaters have achieved success, too, taking top honors at national collegiate tournaments over the past few years.
  • Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate

    04/16/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 24 replies
    KUT.ORG ^ | 4/15/2014 | MATT LARGEY
    Dan Patrick and Julian Castro Immigration Debate http://kut.org/post/rewatch-dan-patrick-and-julian-castro-immigration-debate BY MATT LARGEY 4/15/2014 KUT.ORG State Senator and GOP Lt. Governor candidate Dan Patrick faced off against San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in a televised debate over immigration tonight at 6pm. The debate was moderated by the Texas Tribune's Evan Smith.
  • President Orders End to Health Care Debate

    04/04/2014 9:14:36 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 39 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | John Semmens
    In a press conference heralding the attainment of 7 million enrollments in his signature Affordable Care Act insurance plan this past Monday, President Obama declared the debate over the merits of this law has been settled. The success of the program has been conclusively proven by the events of this past week. There is no longer any need for further discussion. I am instructing the FCC to monitor all media outlets that are licensed through this agency for compliance with my directive. Any unwarranted excursions into disputation or reporting that is intended to reflect negatively on the program or to...
  • This has to happen in a conservative's mind at least once during debates with liberals

    04/04/2014 3:00:08 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-4-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • CPAC Immigration Debate Stacked 3-to-1 with Pro-Amnesty Panelists

    03/06/2014 8:17:14 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 3-6-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has apparently had enough of what he sees as the pro-amnesty mentality at the Conservative Political Action Conference. In response to a panel which includes four proponents of comprehensive immigration reform and one critic, Smith ripped the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, in a press release. You have to wonder when a self-described conservative organization stacks an immigration panel with amnesty advocates, Smith accused. For the second year in a row, CPAC has featured a panel where all but one speaker supports the agenda of liberal Democrats...
  • Evo Debate: Things Bill Nye does not know about science

    For any who might have missed the debate Tuesday evening, it may be seen on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6kgvhG3AkI What I was listening to was more of a debate on the age of the Earth than on evolution although the two topics are related. Ham is well schooled in the arguments against evolution, but he believes in a literal intgerpretation of Genesis and a roughly six thousand year old universe; that is pretty much impossible to defend. Nye, on the other hand, strikes me as a sort of a yuppie and an acolyte of Carl Sagan's who has not made any sort...
  • Bill Nyes Debate Nightmare

    02/06/2014 1:58:22 PM PST · by celmak · 393 replies
    Daily Beast/Yahoo News ^ | February 5, 2014 | Michael Schulson
    On many mornings, I wake up and think, You know what this country needs? More culture war. As I scramble up a couple eggs, I find myself wishingfervently wishingthat we could spend more time reducing substantive issues to mere spectacle. Later, as I scrub the pan, Ill fantasize about how those very spectacles might even funnel money toward some of the countrys most politicized religious groups. Fortunately, Bill the Science Guy Nye has heard my wishwhich, really, is the wish of a nation. Why else would he have traveled to Kentucky this week in order to debate Ken Ham, the...
  • Pat Robertson, marginalized by the MSM, suddenly becomes their voice of reason (i.e. Ken Ham)?

    02/06/2014 10:05:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    2/6/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Amazing! Pat Robertson, the 2,000 leg-presser?... The creator of the age-defying protein shake?... He is suddenly now the go-to guy for the MSM (and their voice of reason) when it comes to Ken Ham and his debate w/Bill Nye? Pat Robertson: Marginalized to Oracle[ized] in a flash! And in Virginia, not Delphi, of all places, too! BTW, isn't Bill Nye one of those Anthropogenic Global Warming guys, and a believer that man is the main cause of Gorebal Warming?
  • Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up

    02/06/2014 8:33:34 AM PST · by PapaNew · 316 replies
    Salon Media Group ^ | 02/05/2014 | Elias Isquith
    Creationist Ken Ham is having his 15 minutes, following a live debate on evolution held between himself and Bill Nye The Science Guy on Tuesday. And while youd expect most folks to deem Nye the winner (which they have), Ham is receiving criticism from a source you might not expect: televangelist Pat Robertson. On the Wednesday edition of his TV show, The 700 Club, Robertson indirectly implored Ham to put a sock in it, criticizing Hams view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. Lets face it, there was a bishop [James Ussher] who added up the dates...
  • Clash over worldviews: An analysis of the Ham/Nye debate

    02/06/2014 7:33:49 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-2014 | Lita Cosner, Scott Gillis, Keaton Halley
    Creation was on the medias radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best-known for his TV show Bill Nye the Science Guy) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. Bill Nye was actually criticized by his fellow atheists for debating a creationist. Dr Jerry Coyne, professor of ecology at the University of Chicago, says that: The response from the evolutionist side is clear: lets not give creation any exposure. he should just continue to write and talk about the issue on his own, and...
  • Monckton: Challenge to Prince Charles (Over Global Warming Debate)

    02/05/2014 7:22:18 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 5, 2014 | Lord Monckton
    Lord Monckton invites ‘Chazza’ to spar over ‘unroyal’ global-warming remarkHis Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Clarence House, London.Candlemas, 2014Your Royal Highness’ recent remarks describing those who have scientific and economic reason to question the Establishment opinion on climatic apocalypse in uncomplimentary and unroyal terms as “headless chickens” mark the end of our constitutional monarchy and a return to the direct involvement of the Royal Family, in the Person of our future king, no less, in the cut and thrust of partisan politics.Now that Your Royal Highness has offered Your Person as fair game in the shootout of politics, I...
  • Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham - HD (full video of last night's debate)

    02/05/2014 9:40:42 AM PST · by EveningStar · 171 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 4, 2014 | Answers in Genesis
    Streamed live on Feb 4, 2014 Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham is joined at the Creation Museum by Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye.
  • Science vs. Bible? 5 Arguments for and Against Creationism From the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Debate

    02/05/2014 9:24:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/05/2014 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    YouTube Screenshot Ken Ham, founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, showed this graphic when discussing his worldview as compared to his opponent Bill Nye, known popularly as “The Science Guy” for his scientific kids show, at The Creation Museum on Tuesday. (Photo: YouTube screenshot) Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) "The Science Guy" debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo: YouTube screenshot) Ken Ham (Right), founding president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and Bill Nye (Left) "The Science Guy" debate creationism Feb. 4, 2014. Ken Ham, founding president and...
  • Nye vs Ham; Evolution vs Creation debate review by Dr. Mohler

    From Mr. Ham. "Here is a report by Dr. Al Mohler that really nails what the debate was all about. A very insightful article. I urge you all to read it and spread it around:"
  • The Ham-Nye Creation Debate: A Huge Missed Opportunity

    02/05/2014 6:59:02 AM PST · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | February 4, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    The Ham-Nye Creation Debate: A Huge Missed Opportunity After watching Tuesday night's Ken Ham-Bill Nye debate, I was reminded of what attracted me in the first place to the approach to investigating origins represented by the theory of intelligent design. Sure, Ham talked about some science here and there, but almost all of what he said focused on trying to support a young earth viewpoint. Since he's not a scientist, the great majority of his arguments amounted -- over and over again -- to "Because the Bible says so." Nye's main argument was, "Because the evidence says so," and he...
  • The Creationists Have Already Won Tonight's Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham Debate

    Bill Nye, The Science Guy, will debate Ken Ham, The Creationist Guy, tonight at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. They will debate a question from the 1920's: "Is creation a viable model of origins in todays modern scientific era?" Yes or no? This is a bad idea for everyone but the creationists. Whatever his intention, Nye is sitting down as a representative of "evolution" against Ham, implying that there are two equal sides to a debate that has already been settled scientifically. By simply agreeing to participate, Nye is simultaneously elevating the proponents of Biblical creationism, while marginalizing his...
  • Unfortunately, Dinesh DSouza Gets Israel Wrong in Acclaimed Debate with Bill Ayers

    02/04/2014 1:45:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/04/2014 | Sam Levine
    After their anticipated debate at Dartmouth College, Dinesh D’Souza and Bill Ayers took questions from the audience. D’Souza’s answer to an audience member’s question about Israel was unfortunate (see 1:31:31 of the debate).CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The audience member libeled Israel as an apartheid state, accused it of codifying into law discrimination against Arabs, then asked the debaters why the United States supports such a country.The answer to this question is obvious.Israel is not an apartheid state.More than 1 million Arabs live in Israel and have full civil rights. Arabs constitute 10 percent of the Israeli parliament,...
  • SCIENCE GUY BILL NYE VS. CREATIONIST KEN HAM: WHO WILL WIN ....DEBATE OVER DARWINIAN EVOLUTION?

    02/04/2014 10:12:04 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 66 replies
    Blaze ^ | 2-4-14 | Billy Hallowell
    Theres been no shortage of controversy surrounding Tuesdays debate between Science Guy Bill Nye and creationist Ken Ham. While some evolutionary theorists and atheists have chastised Nye for his willingness to publicly face-off against Ham, the former PBS host hasnt been swayed by their arguments. Instead, Nye has defended his decision to appear at the event, which will be held at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. and in an op-ed published on CNN.com Monday, Ham, too, reiterated his own personal quest to use the debate to give creationism a more public voice.
  • Bill Ayers vs. Dinesh DSouza debate: Child-like emotions vs. adult reasoning

    01/31/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/31/2014 | Kimberly Morin
    Last night Dartmouth held a debate featuring Bill Ayers and Dinesh DSouza. The debate started with 18 minutes for each man to speak and then time for rebuttal. It also included a cross-examination style question and answer between the two and several questions from the audience. Given the leftism that is so rampant in colleges and universities today, it was almost surprising to see that support for DSouza was far more than for Ayers. This article only highlights a few points made in the debate white supremacy, money in politics and social justice. To view the debate in...
  • 2016 Filmmaker Dinesh DSouza vs. Ex-Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers in Contentious Debate

    01/31/2014 8:39:36 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Conservative filmmaker Dinesh DSouza and the former leader of the far-left domestic terrorist group Weather Underground, Bill Ayers, battled in a contentious debate held at Dartmouth University on Thursday night. Billed as the ultimate fight between left and right, the pair clashed on a variety of topics including, libertarianism, Israel, the Second Amendment and Ayers radical past. Weve compiled a list of highlights from the debate below:
  • Did Jesus Die for All or for Only the Elect? Two Theologians Debate

    01/26/2014 7:24:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/26/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    For whom did Jesus die? For the sins of the entire humanity or only for the elect? This was the topic of a live debate between Messianic Jewish apologist Dr. Michael L. Brown and Alpha and Omega Ministries Director Dr. James White on RevelationTV.com Friday evening. The issue boils down to what the intention of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit was in Christ going to the cross, said White, who heads the Phoenix, Ariz.-based evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization, as the debate began Friday at 9 p.m. EST. "Jesus' death on the cross was a covenantal death,"...
  • I Once Debated dismissed Maryknoll Priest Roy Bourgeois on CNN Heres the Video.

    11/20/2012 12:49:59 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 20, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Ordination Debate
  • Liberal Debate Tactics that I use and want to share and fine tune

    01/09/2014 10:30:15 AM PST · by Jayster · 29 replies
    Self | 1/9/2014 | Jay Lensch
    I on occasion do engage in debates with Liberals on various sites. On my Facebook, I have both Conservative and Liberal friends and there are times when I feel the need to jump in. I have used some techniques to counter the various things that Libs do in the debates and we have seen them all. They do not play fair. One technique that I use in person and on the Internet is to take a timeout (when you can) and explain to them both Confirmation Bias and Cognitive Dissonance. After doing this, we get back into the conversation and...
  • Climate change (hoax) debate ready to heat up

    12/29/2013 4:50:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/13 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Policies surrounding climate change are poised to heat up in 2014 as major aspects of President Obama's climate plan come to fruition. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce historic final standards aimed at curbing carbon emissions from the nation's power plants in June, but not before lawmakers and industry groups give their two cents on the issue. Next year, Republicans are expected to continue the crusade against the administration's climate regulations, which they have dubbed the "war on coal." Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who sits on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Rep. Lamar Smith...
  • The Internet Arguing Checklist

    12/27/2013 5:08:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Monster Hunter Nation ^ | 9-20-2013 | Larry Correia
    Do you ever find yourself arguing with liberals on the internet? Are you tired of people telling you about how awesome free healthcare is for the economy? Or how you should just shut up and pay your fair share because crack whores need iPhones too? Or how we should ban the super ultra-deadly assault rifle AR-15 shotgun Glock? Or been asked why do you hate old people, you cismale gendernormative fascist, hatey-McHaterton-hatey-hate-hatemongering racist? Have you grown frustrated because arguing with the willfully ignorant is like repeatedly punching a really dumb cactus? Well, Ive prepared a handy checklist so you can...
  • How Do You Deal With Vitriol?

    12/07/2013 9:38:07 AM PST · by WXRGina · 48 replies
    American Clarion ^ | December 7, 2013 | Zorek Richards
    If I were going to write a dictionary, I might include this: vitriolic (adjective) 1.filled with bitter criticism or malice. 2. Example: read comments on YouTube. Unfortunately, YouTube does not have a corner on bitter criticism and malice. I can read it in the comments sections of almost every Internet blog and newspaper throughout this country. Sometimes its not easy to overlook some of the comments, but because of them, we need to thoughtfully consider our responses. We might give the most rational, well-constructed, evidence-filled line of reasoning. We might show from the evidence, from the premises, from the arguments,...
  • In final Virginia governor debate, Ken Cuccinelli hits Terry McAuliffe hard

    10/26/2013 6:07:43 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    Down in the polls, Republican Kenneth T. Cuccinelli on Thursday launched his sharpest attacks of Virginias gubernatorial campaign, accusing Terry McAuliffe of being a liar and of lacking substance while the Democrat said the attorney generals economic plan would wreck the states economy. The candidates third and final debate covered little new ground but was marked by increasingly sharp exchanges, with Mr. Cuccinelli saying that being in favor of jobs and education is all well and good, but that talking is different from laying out a plan. Theyre not plans. I like those, too. I like education I like...
  • Watch the Last Virginia Governor's Debate

    10/24/2013 3:02:27 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 56 replies
    Tonight, at 7:00 pm, Ken Cuccinelli will be debating Terry McAuliffe for the last time for the 2013 Virginia Governors race. We hope you will tune in. Here are some quick details: Where to Watch The debate will be broadcast on local news stations across the state, including: WDBJ7 (Roanoke) CBS 19 (Charlottesville), ABC 4 (Harrisonburg), News Channel 8 (Washington) C-SPAN (National) If you dont get WDBJ7 where you live, you can watch the debate live online here. Online Debate Activity Ken Cuccinellis campaign staff and members of the media will be live tweeting the debate, and sending out updates...
  • Ted Cruz - Intellect on Display - Cruz on CNN State of the Union

    10/06/2013 6:44:49 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 73 replies
    October 6, 2013 | Ralph Mitchell
    On today's CNN State of the Union, Sen.Ted Cruz was simply "Intellect on Display" as he seemlessly won every debate point with host Candy Crowley. I say we support Ted Cruz all the way to the Presidency.
  • [PopSci] Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments [Debate is bad for science] (barf)

    09/24/2013 6:37:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 9/24/2013 | Suzanne LaBarre
    Comments can be bad for science. That's why, here at PopularScience.com, we're shutting them off.It wasn't a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science and technology magazine, we are as committed to fostering lively, intellectual debate as we are to spreading the word of science far and wide. The problem is when trolls and spambots overwhelm the former, diminishing our ability to do the latter.That is not to suggest that we are the only website in the world that attracts vexing commenters. Far from it. Nor is it to suggest that all, or even close...
  • Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins

    09/23/2013 5:20:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/23/13 | Janet Hook
    The Senate plunged into debate over legislation to fund the government while cutting of money for the new health-care law, with both sides accusing the other of threatening to bring about a government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) opened debate by denouncing the bill passed by the House Friday that embodies conservatives campaign to defund Obamacare, as the health law is known. Inside the House Republican bubble, the crowd cheered a plan to deny health insurance to tens of millions of Americans or else shut down the government, Mr. Reid said at the outset of a debate...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Im Too Famous to Moderate 2016 GOP Debates; Id Overshadow Everyone Audio

    08/15/2013 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 34 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 15, 2013 | Brian
    Here is audio of Rush Limbaugh reacting today to reports that the RNC is considering having Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and himself moderate 2016 GOP Presidential Debates. Limbaugh said, Im too famous to do it, and that he would overshadow the candidates. But he did go on to say such debates would not be on mainstream media outlets if they were to take place. I think it would be great!
  • Islamists Debate Their Next Move in Tense Cairo

    08/15/2013 7:18:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/15/13 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    CAIRO Gathering Thursday morning around a mosque used as a morgue for hundreds killed the day before, many Islamists waited confidently for a surge of sympathetic support from the broader public. But it failed to materialize. With their leaders jailed or silent, Islamists reeled in shock at the worst mass killing in Egypts modern history. By Thursday night, health officials had counted 638 dead and nearly 4,000 injured, but the final toll was expected to rise further. A tense quiet settled over Cairo as the city braced for new protests by the supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, after...
  • Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin eyed as 2016 GOP debate moderators

    08/15/2013 5:57:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/15/13 | PAUL BEDARD
    The Republican National Committee, already threatening to block CNN and NBC from hosting 2016 primary debates if they air planned features on Hillary Clinton, is also looking to scrap the old model of having reporters and news personalities ask the questions at candidate forums.
  • MSNBC Contributor: NSA Debate a Privileged Discussion

    08/09/2013 1:45:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/13 | staff
    Vid at link
  • The Nudge Debate (liberal paternalism)

    08/08/2013 9:39:15 PM PDT · by rey · 15 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 8 August 2013 | David Brooks
    excerpt: In 2009, Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein published a book, called Nudge, on how government and other organizations could induce people to avoid common errors. Last year, Sunstein gave the Storrs Lectures at Yale on the topic, which will soon be published as a book called Nanny Statecraft. Last month, the Obama administration announced that it is creating a new team to explore applications of this sort of empirical research to policy-making.
  • Michelle Obama shines new light on gun debate (treading outside her 'comfort zone')

    07/22/2013 12:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Darlene Superville - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) Michelle Obama is speaking out about the toll that gun violence is taking on young people, in a shift that shows the first lady's willingness to tackle new and polarizing issues as she shapes her second term. A meeting with high school students from a poor, gang-infested neighborhood in Chicago, her hometown, led Mrs. Obama to put a new spin on the stalled legislative debate over whether to ban firearms or impose new background checks on people who want to buy guns. A mother to a teen and a tween, Mrs. Obama argues that the debate also...
  • Debating Abortion 101: The Best Way to Expose Logical Fallacies

    07/17/2013 5:45:55 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    LifeNews ^ | July 17, 2013 | Josh Brahm
    In my last post I talked about something Ive been noticing recently, that people, especially pro-life nerds like me, are tempted to talk about logical fallacies all the time in conversation. There are several dangers to this. Ive argued already that the first danger is accusing somebody of a logical fallacy when they didnt actually commit one. If you dedicate yourself to educating yourself on what the logical fallacies actually are before bringing them up, you will be a more effective debater. But theres a good, better, best aspect to exposing logical fallacies while creating good dialogues with people. I...
  • Rise in Illegal Crossing Roils Immigration Debate

    06/25/2013 3:34:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2013 | Byron York
    <p>There was a striking moment in the Senate Judiciary Committee's debate on the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill when Republican Jeff Sessions and Democrat Charles Schumer argued over the number of immigrants who would be allowed into the country under the new legislation.</p>