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  • Ben Shapiro challenged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a debate. When she refused, things got weird.

    08/11/2018 7:42:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    JTA ^ | 8/10/18 | Ron Kampeas
    **SNIP** If there were a debate, you could probably count on Shapiro, a prominent Israel defender, to challenge Ocasio-Cortez on her harsh criticism of Israel. She described the day in May when Israeli troops killed more than 60 Palestinians, mostly Hamasniks, attempting to breach the fence with the Gaza Strip as a “massacre.” Ocasio-Cortez did not have to reply: No one expects a candidate to debate non-candidates, and her from-the-left appeal is based much more on getting out the vote than it is on persuading undecided independents or hostile conservatives. But reply she did on Thursday, and in the process...
  • Challenge for Jim Acosta

    08/03/2018 9:23:11 AM PDT · by asinclair · 15 replies
    today | self
    When I was involved in debate club, one thing that was hammered home was that a good debater can argue both sides of a question. I've seen Acosta present one side; what do you think would happen if he had to present the other?
  • George W Bush: ‘I’m Disturbed’ by Immigration ‘Debate Taking Place’

    07/13/2018 5:28:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 158 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/12/2018 | John Binder
    Former President George W. Bush says he’s “disturbed” by the immigration debate occurring under President Trump, where after decades, Americans are speaking out against mass immigration to the United States. During a panel discussion alongside former President Bill Clinton, Bush said the current immigration debate “doesn’t recognize” the “valuable contributions” of foreign nationals. “I’m disturbed by the debate that’s taking place because I think it undermines the goodness of America,” Bush said. “I think it doesn’t recognize the valuable contributions that immigrants make to our society. And it obscures the fact — the rhetoric does — that the system is...
  • Anyone remember what Al Gore kept asking GWB in the debate?

    06/23/2018 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 28 replies
    Presidential debate ^ | 6/23/2018 | T4B
    What was the question Gore kept asking? It was something like “What about Diffie Helman?” and he kept whining and repeating it. It was the highlight of the campaign as I remember. I’d love to find that clip!
  • Ben Shapiro: Follow These 10 Rules When Debating Leftists

    05/26/2018 6:45:27 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 32 replies
    YouTube via PhilosophyInsights ^ | May 10, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro gives some insightful advice on how to debate a Leftist in this 21 minute video. For instance, he uses the term Leftist instead of Liberal. He also describes socialism in one concise statement.
  • Reaction: Jordan B Peterson Vs. Michael Eric Dyson MUNK Debate

    05/24/2018 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2018 | Chidi Dillibe
    What's goin' all ya'll. Chidi Dillibe back with another video. Just want to have a little brief talk about... kind of a summation of this whole "Monk" debate that took place a couple days ago between... mainly between Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan B. Peterson. There were two others involved, Michelle Goldberg and Steven Fry, but I'm not really going to get into the comments which they said, I think the crux of it really falls between the two individuals, Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan Peterson... 0:34 the whole debate was really kind of centered around political correctness and I...
  • "Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty debate Religion and Science" [1:43:30]

    05/03/2018 6:47:34 AM PDT · by Voption · 3 replies
    YouTube/Pangborn Philosophy ^ | April 26, 2018 | Peterson/Dillahunty
    Jordan Peterson and Matt Dillahunty discuss religion & science.
  • Research Showing Conservative Know Leftist Arguments, but Leftists do not Know Conservative's?

    03/23/2018 9:25:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Vanity | 24 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    I recall reading or hearing of research to determine the level of understanding of opponents political arguments by conservatives and leftists/liberals. The research, as I recall, showed a list of policy questions, and asked the recipient, who was self identified, as conservative or liberal/leftist, to give the opposite sides arguments on each policy question. My understanding was that conservatives consistently understood and knew the opposite sides arguments, while liberal/leftists were ignorant of the conservative arguments. I have been looking for the source of this research, but have not found any. Is this research a myth, or is there an actual...
  • Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

    01/18/2018 7:31:26 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News’ full, fiery interview with clinical psychologist and professorJordan B Peterson, whose views on gender have amassed great controversy - and a huge online following. He discusses the pay gap, patriarchy and his new book "12 Rules for Life."
  • H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope (tr)

    12/22/2017 9:24:27 AM PST · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Industrial Equipment News ^ | 12-21-17 | Richard Gunderman
    H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate on whether science is humanity’s best hope continues today. CONTRIBUTOR: Richard Gunderman In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo’s genes, the location of an eighth continent under the ocean and the ability to reuse a spacecraft’s rocket boosters – it’s easy to forget that there’s an ongoing debate over science’s capacity to save humankind. Seventy-five years ago, two of the best-known literary figures of the 20th century, H.G. Wells and George Orwell, carried on a lively exchange over...
  • Student suspended for debating Islamic extremism with Muslim peer in debate club

    12/07/2017 8:16:56 AM PST · by DFG · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 12/07/2017 | KAYLA SCHIERBECKER
    A Missouri high school that suspended a student for making critical comments about Islamic extremism says he’s not allowed to appeal the finding of wrongdoing. Senior Alex Lonsdale, a member of Liberty High’s nationally ranked debate club, says he was just trying to have a friendly debate. During his free period Oct. 17 at the public school near Kansas City, Lonsdale joined a spontaneous conversation among acquaintances about the nature of Islam.
  • Senate Tax Debate Live Thread (Democrat Whin-a-thon)

    11/29/2017 4:48:12 PM PST · by Rodm · 9 replies
    Cspan | 11/29/2017 | Cspan
    Senate Tax Debate Live Thread. Enjoy the banter and popcorn!
  • Pregnant mother dropped from abortion show because she might upset panellists who had terminations

    11/10/2017 4:26:23 PM PST · by Ennis85
    Daily mail ^ | October 8th 2017 | Jonathon Petre
    Denmark’s nationalist Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti, DF) wants to change rules to prevent foreign citizens from running in municipal and regional elections.
  • Dinesh D'Souza destroys "The Young Turks" host Cenk Uygur at Politicon 2016

    09/13/2017 2:20:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/7/16
    Available nationwide, Dinesh D’Souza’s new book "The Big Lie" exposes the Left's biggest lie yet
  • Hillary Clinton says she was 'discombobulated' by Trump standing behind her in debate

    09/09/2017 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 164 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 9, 2017 | Joseph Lawler
    Hillary Clinton was "discombobulated" by Donald Trump standing behind her at the second presidential debate in October, the former Democratic candidate acknowledged in an interview to promote her new book. "It was so discombobulating," Clinton in an interview that will be aired on CBS this Sunday. In her forthcoming narrative of the election, "What Happened," Clinton reviews how she lost to Trump. In Sunday's interview, she pointed to that moment, one that attracted significant social media attention at the time, as a possible instance in which she may have missed an opportunity. …
  • Allergic Reaction Sends Rochester's (NY) Mayor Warren to Hospital

    08/28/2017 2:00:50 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 9 replies
    AP/ Tri-Cityherald.com ^ | August 23, 2017
    August 23, 2017 10:19 AM ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Officials in Rochester say Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized after suffering an allergic reaction. City Communications Director James Smith says Wednesday that the 40-year-old Democrat was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Tuesday "due to a significant allergic reaction." Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/business/health-care/article168876397.html#storylink=cpy
  • Hillary Clinton: My 'skin crawled' when 'creep' Trump followed me during 2016 debate

    08/23/2017 6:19:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    Hillary Clinton said her "skin crawled" when President Trump stood behind her as she answered questions during the second presidential debate last year, she reveals in her new book. [Snip] "It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled," Clinton writes. "It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, 'Well, what would you do? Do you stay calm; keep smiling and carry on as if he weren't repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, 'Back...
  • Clinton Calls Trump a ‘Creep’ for Debate Behavior in Election Memoir

    08/23/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/23/17 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton refers to Donald Trump as a "creep" and says her "skin crawled" during one of their debates in an except from her upcoming 2016 election memoir What Happened. In their town hall-style debate on Oct. 9 where the candidates were allowed to walk around the stage, Trump at various points walked behind Clinton as she spoke. MSNBC aired her narration of that section of the book Tuesday morning, where Clinton recounted her thoughts that she was "incredibly uncomfortable." "This is not ok, I thought," she wrote. "It was the second presidential debate, and Donald Trump was looming behind...
  • Let the Libertarian debate

    07/08/2017 1:05:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    The Compost Heap ^ | July 6, 2017 | Norman Leahy
    The insult is that gubernatorial debates in Virginia are little more than smaller versions of the carefully packaged affairs we’ve all witnessed at the national level. What people watch for and what the press and political junkies delight in are those “gotcha” moments that make for great copy and easy attack lines. But let’s indulge Gillespie on his demand for many debates and ignore his own ducking and dodging on the issue in the waning months of the Republican primary. Let’s have 10 debates. Or 19, as the Roanoke Times has suggested. But let’s also insist on a couple of...
  • EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Hold Climate Change Debate First Announced on Breitbart News Daily

    07/01/2017 2:22:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is proceeding with a plan to conduct a debate among scientists within the agency to refine the government’s understanding of the climate change phenomenon. snip.... As Breitbart News’ John Hayward reported earlier in June: What the American people deserve is a true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO2,” he said. “There was a great article that was in the Wall Street Journal about a month or so ago called ‘Red Team, Blue Team’ by Steve Koonin, a scientist, I believe, at NYU. He talked about the importance of having a Red Team...