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  • The Lexicon of the Left: Violence!

    10/16/2018 10:51:26 PM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 9 replies
    Me | 10/16/18 | Nomen Klatura
    I have been thinking for years about the language that the Left uses, such as "We will fight for _____", or "this is a struggle", or "you cannot be civil with...", or "fight in the streets", just to name some familiar and recent examples. The lexicon of the Left is clear and consistent - rational discussion is not tolerated. They don't value the dialectic. Heck, they don't even know what the dialectic is. What worse, the Left doesn't understand what the Constitutional right to assemble and protest means. They think it means they can assemble to physically intimidate their opponents...
  • Anybody Watch the Ted Cruz - "Sham" O'Rourke Debate?

    10/16/2018 7:27:09 PM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 143 replies
    I could barely pay attention to what the commie was talking about with all of his fake Obama like gestures and Obama like speech pattern. Cruz mopped the floor with him. He is not ready to be a senator from a big state. He should move to a small liberal state. It was sad.
  • Sinema v McSally debate (Vanity)

    10/15/2018 8:03:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    10/15/2018
    Sinema was scripted, very...more polished...more canned answers: "I just looovvvve Arizona. It is sooo beautiful...I like to take walks outdoors in nature all the time." "I am sooo Independent." Took her 6 or 7 minutes to answer the question: How would you have voted on Kavanaugh? (No) McSally was less scripted, more off the cuff and seemed more real. McSally was more aggressive and wanted to mix it up more. Usually the more aggressive fighter wins in a close bout (See Trump). McSally walked over to Sinema to shake her hand at the end, that looked good. I give it...
  • Debbie Stabenow - John James Detroit Economic Club Debate full video.

    10/15/2018 4:00:37 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 6 replies
    Full Debate Video from the Detroit Economic Club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Psbbu4wKCw
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'There's no debate' that fossil fuel production should stop

    10/12/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/18 | Lauren Lee
    Democratic House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied an audience of supporters in Washington Thursday evening with calls to implement single-payer health care and tuition-free college – along with an appeal to stop fossil fuel production entirely. Ocasio-Cortez, who is running to represent New York’s 14th Congressional District, has made no secret of her opposition to fossil fuels. She’s called for politicians to forsake donations from the industry and is pushing a “Green New Deal” plan which entails a shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. But she cast her position in stark terms Thursday, during a fundraiser at a restaurant...
  • MSU Trustee and Secretary of State debates. (Michigan)

    10/11/2018 6:02:03 AM PDT · by garyb · 2 replies
    email ^ | 10/10/2018 | Amanda Pinckney
    October 10, 2018 MSU Trustee and Secretary of State debates come to public TV's 'Off the Record' in October Episodes can be viewed live on Facebook as recorded Oct. 12 and 19, and air at various times on PBS stations statewide. EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The major party candidates for Trustee of Michigan State University and for Secretary of State have agreed to debate on upcoming episodes of Off the Record, Michigan’s only weekly statewide political analysis television show. The four major party candidates running for two vacancies on the MSU Board of Trustees will debate in an episode airing...
  • Cruz, O'Rourke to debate in Houston before U.S. Senate election

    09/14/2018 4:57:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    KHOU ^ | Published: 5:04 PM CDT September 14, 2018 Updated: 5:07 PM CDT September 14, 2018 | Lisa Carter
    HOUSTON - Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke are set for three debates ahead of the U.S. Senate election. The debates are set for Sept. 21 in Dallas, Sept. 30 in Houston and Oct. 16 in San Antonio. The first two debates – one at Southern Methodist University and the other at University of Houston – will focus on domestic policy. The final debate at a studio in San Antonio will focus on both foreign and domestic policy.
  • The Silly Debate About Socialism

    09/06/2018 6:07:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 09/06/2018 | Froma Harrop
    What's with all this socialism business? A handful of lefty candidates are calling themselves socialists without a single radical socialistic item on their promise lists. They seem to have little idea of what socialism is. And most of the conservatives talking back to them don't seem to know, either. Simply put, socialism is a system whereby the state owns the means of production. In capitalism, the means of production are privately owned. Would someone kindly tell us which companies Bernie Sanders would nationalize, starting with Bernie Sanders? "Spreading the wealth" is not socialism. Sweden and other Scandinavian countries that Sanders...
  • Cuomo, Nixon engage in political hype in their debate at Hofstra (ICE "a bunch of thugs")

    08/30/2018 3:01:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/29/18 | Dan Janison
    **SNIP** Defending against her suggestion that he's a corrupt parallel to President Donald Trump in Washington and deflecting the odor of criminal prosecutions of people close to him, Cuomo tried to cast Nixon as a corporate donor herself who solicited "favors" from her friend de Blasio. "You're a corporation," he said, faulting the allegedly minimal way by which she disclosed her income tax forms. She noted that in his first race for governor in 2010, his disclosure followed the election. She said her business corporation is that of a small business owner. Also hyperbolically, Cuomo called agents of the Immigration...
  • 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.