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  • 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 you’d see would be bookish future lawyers from elite universities, most of them white. In matching navy blazers, they’d 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 · 22 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 Nye’s 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 wishing—fervently wishing—that we could spend more time reducing substantive issues to mere spectacle. Later, as I scrub the pan, I’ll fantasize about how those very spectacles might even funnel money toward some of the country’s most politicized religious groups. Fortunately, Bill “the Science Guy” Nye has heard my wish—which, 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 you’d 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 Ham’s view that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. “Let’s 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 media’s 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: let’s 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 today’s 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 D’Souza 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
    There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding Tuesday’s 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 hasn’t 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 D’Souza 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 D’Souza. 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 D’Souza 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 D’Souza 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 D’Souza 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. We’ve 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 Here’s 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, I’ve 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: vit·ri·ol·ic (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 it’s 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 Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign, accusing Terry McAuliffe of being a liar and of lacking substance while the Democrat said the attorney general’s economic plan would wreck the state’s 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. “They’re 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 Governor’s 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 don’t get WDBJ7 where you live, you can watch the debate live online here. Online Debate Activity Ken Cuccinelli’s 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: “I’m Too Famous” to Moderate 2016 GOP Debates; “I’d 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, “I’m 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 Egypt’s 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 I’ve 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. I’ve argued already that the first danger is accusing somebody of a logical fallacy when they didn’t 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 there’s 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>
  • Senate to approve budget cutting income taxes, expanding vouchers

    06/20/2013 4:52:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-20-13 | Patrick Marley
    Madison — The Senate plans to send Gov. Scott Walker a state budget Thursday that would cut income taxes by an average of $150, raise property taxes by $29 on the typical home, reject a key element of ObamaCare and allow voucher schools in all corners of Wisconsin. The budget passed the Republican-controlled Assembly on Wednesday 55-42 and is likely to get through the Senate by just one vote. Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) told his colleagues on the Senate floor that without major changes, he would vote against the budget because it is "too far removed from the interests...
  • Heritage, Levin Call for Immigration Debate

    06/20/2013 8:58:31 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 20, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Paul Ryan issued a challenge. The Heritage Foundation picked up the challenge. Mark Levin wants to see this debate as well. It’s time — past time — for a full and open discussion in the conservative family about immigration. To stop with the sound bite presentations. To put an immediate stop to the idea of comprehensive immigration bills zipping through Congress with all the usual backdoor wheeling and dealing. It’s time for a William F. Buckley-esque debate between conservatives that finally and quite publicly puts those involved with the issue together on one stage at the same time. Puts them...
  • Some Questions They Weren't Expecting

    06/11/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Ask Democrat Ed Markey or Republican Gabriel Gomez about guns or ObamaCare or each other's qualifications to be the next US senator from Massachusestts, and out come the canned talking points and put-downs that anyone following the Senate race quickly wearies of. But what if you toss them some questions from off the beaten path? I put some nonstandard queries to the two nominees, hoping their answers might be illuminating – or at least unexpected. Herewith excerpts from their replies. (The candidates' full responses are posted online: Click here for Markey's and here for Gomez's). 1. Are TV shows getting...
  • Obama: Surveillance Debate A "Sign of Maturity" That Wouldn't Have Happend 5-6 Years Ago

    06/07/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | June 7, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    OBAMA: Now, having said all that, you'll remember when I made that speech a couple of weeks ago about the need for us to shift out of a perpetual war mind-set, I specifically said that one of the things that we're going to have to discuss and debate is how are we striking this balance between the need to keep the American people safe and our concerns about privacy because there are some tradeoffs involved.
  • Who's a Jew {interesting read about Karaites v/s Rabbinical Judaism}

    05/20/2013 11:29:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    The Economist | May 2013 | Economist
    WHEN is a Jew not a Jew? When he’s a Karaite. Or so says Israel’s chief rabbinate, which, after 65 years of relative harmony with an ancient Jewish sect, is reopening an old and bitter schism. In recent months, rabbis working for Israel’s ministry of religion have deemed Karaite marriages invalid, fined their butchers for claiming to be kosher, and demanded that Karaites marrying Orthodox Jewish women should convert, sometimes having to undergo tavila, or baptism. “We are already Jews,” protests Moshe Firrouz, a computer engineer who heads the Karaites’ Council of Sages. “The rabbinate is denying us our religious...
  • Ted Cruz challenges Biden to gun control debate (WAPO not WA Examiner)

    05/06/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has invited Vice President Joe Biden to debate him on gun control. The invite came during Cruz’s speech Friday at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
  • Ted Cruz challenges Joe Biden to debate about gun control

    05/03/2013 1:09:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 128 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2013 | 3:06 pm | Modified: May 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Joel Gehrke
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, noting that Vice President Joe Biden reportedly plans to revive a legislative push for gun control, challenged him to a debate about policy responses to gun violence.
  • 20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer

    04/20/2013 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "It is not enough for the insecure left to deem a position wrong; if it’s merely wrong, it needs to be argued about, and it can’t survive that. It must instead be morally abhorrent, so that the zealot reacts to the toxin of questioning much like a jogger coming across a decomposing body on the side of the road — it must be internalized that the correct response to such a horror is to retch, and faint, and call the authorities post-haste. This is how the leftist faith protects itself from the infection of doubt. (Meanwhile, of course, patting...
  • Here's the text of the email I just received from The "Honorable" Lindsey Graham

    04/12/2013 10:10:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    lgraham.senate.gov ^ | 4-12-2013 | The "Honorable" Lindsey Graham
    April 12, 2013 Dear Friends, I believe every senator should be required to go on the record about their views on the Second Amendment. And yesterday, I voted for a procedural motion to require senators to go on the record about where they stand on gun control. I believe the American people deserve to know where the Senate stands on this issue. I want to debate and I want to vote. I’m not afraid to show my support for the Second Amendment. Here's why: · Many senators have refused to take a position on some of these gun control issues...
  • Why We Are Losing Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage

    03/29/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Same-sex marriage is probably inevitable in America whatever the Supreme Court decides. That's because the public is clearly leaning that way. That the court is even being asked to impose a sweeping social change on the nation is illustrative of another lost battle -- the idea that the Supreme Court is not a super-legislature and that nine robed lawyers ought to refrain from imposing their policy preferences on the whole nation. Even two liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, have from time to time expressed caution about the Court imposing its will on matters better left up to...
  • Are You a "Carbon Chauvinist"?

    02/26/2013 6:57:01 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 10 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 2-23-2013 | PapaGiorgio200
    Atheist professor and philosopher, Alex Rosenberg, says if you believe in Intelligent Design you are a chauvinist. (Posted by: Religio-Political Talk. This is one of the most incredible statements I have heard in my life. While it is trivial to many, it shows the depth of how progressive ideology in education has corrupted even the sciences with its radical multiculturalism and politically-correct thinking. Here again is Professor David Clemens explains how this thinking has crept into all corners of education, here he talks about some of the cases that the above video adds to: http://tinyurl.com/caej2oz The entire debate between Professor...