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Yesterday I posted a piece on how to derail comment threads. Today I present an outline of how to debate and what methodology is used in doing so, as well as the drawbacks inherent in using those ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Originally posted at Voices on the Square , a new blog in the sphere featuring News, Information, and Fun! Hey there everybody! It's Tuesday night so it's that time again - time to leave all the ...
by poligirl
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 05:55 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
"Don't argue with a fool. The spectators can't tell the difference." -- Charles J. Nalin I know this is a realization that many Kossacks have affirmed in the past, but I've always felt that someone ...
by Shinobi Mystic
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 10:27 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The presentation of a good argument has a number of important components. Having your facts correct (and sourced), the tone and timbre of the argument, and understanding the tools of debate; in ...
by JRandomPoster
Comment Count 51 comments on Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
An effort to get Maryland DKos readers together for socializing and activism.
by tbrucegodfrey
Comment Count 22 comments on Sat May 16, 2009 at 04:46 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
As a person who watched the Kennedy-Nixon debates, the drop in the level of public political argument in the intervening fifty years is breathtaking. Nixon was noted for his debating skills and his ...
by arendt
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2009 at 01:22 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Look, we can quibble all day about which president bankrupted which country, and which president got us into a six year quagmire, but let's talk about Alaska, ya know? Q to JB: You've argued for ...
by Jake McIntyre
Comment Count 639 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 07:01 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
In the third and final presidential debate between Kerry and Bush, Kerry appeared to have owned the evening, and had scored several very important points on issues that were important to the average ...
by fetboy
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Sep 27, 2008 at 12:44 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I had a chat with my conservative brother. The thing about my brother is, while he has a good head on his shoulders -- very smart, web developer, high IQ... His beliefs in the "conservative core ...
by sticksandstones
Comment Count 64 comments on Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 04:34 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
In the past several days we have seen a lot of us debating with those we mostly agree with. Debate is healthy but when it melts down to hostility and name calling all valid points are lost. So I ...
by thing3
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 08:31 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Our legal system is commonly referred to as an "adversary system." The theory is that both sides should zealously represent their clients, that said clients are being represented by competent ...
by davefromqueens
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jul 10, 2008 at 08:08 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
by Blanchy
Comment Count 32 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2008 at 11:57 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
This is not a discussion on civility with those you disagree with; although that of course is important too. (And I'm not about to pedantically be a hypocrite.) But too often when I present my ideas ...
by a fan of Wes Clark
Comment Count 84 comments on Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 10:07 AM PST with 5 Recommends