Politifact is biased

RoyLatham

Politifact is a web site [1. http://www.politifact.com/] that claims to determine the truth of political statements. They are one of several sites including snopes, factcheck, and the Washington Post Factchecker that claim to sort out political truth. Politifact claims to find lies made both by Democrats and Republicans, but the question in this debate is whether they lean towa...

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Dating techniques should be taught in schools.

PetrieZac

Dating techniques should be taught in schools....

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Extremism Cost Conservatives the U.S. Presidency

proglib
1Historygenius

This debate might be called "Crying Wolf Helped Conservatives Lose U.S. Presidency, 2nd Try."* Iamnotwhoiam ate my lunch in my first debate. (It may not have been more than a snack, either. I hope to make someone work for a multi-course meal this time:) First round is for acceptance. * http://www.debate.org/debates/Crying-Wolf-Helped-Conservatives-Lose-U.S.-Presidency/1/...

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Is being gay a genetic?

morgan2252

While many claim that there is no genetic for being gay, I feel it is entirely possible. In Gregor Mendel's pea plant experiment, he found that the peas with a purple flower had the genetic of a white plant in them, and that the recessive white flower was simply being hidden by the dominant purple flower. In human genetics, I believe heterosexuality is the dominant trait, while homosexuality is the recessive trait. If it is a genetic, based off of Mendel's research, one can conclude that gay chi...

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Concealed Carry Laws Decrease Violent Crime

1Historygenius

DebateI believe that concealed carry laws decrease violent crime in the United States of America. My opponent must explain the opposite.RulesNo trolling or semantics. Round 1 is for acceptance....

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Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality

frozen_eclipse

I will argue that homosexuality is comparatively as natural as heterosexuality. I will ask whoever my opponent is to not use any religious arguments as debate terms due to the fact that the person who uses religious arguments are mostly close minded and will stubbornly defend religious beliefs witch cannot be concluded as conductive arguments but relies on inductive points at best since religion itself is an inductive argument based on probability. My position will be based on philosophical and...

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The Cato Institute does not deserve respect or credibility

DenyEverything

The Cato Institute (www.cato.org) is a influential American think tank, headquartered in Washington D.C. According to the 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Index, Cato is the 6th most influential US based think tank, ranking 3rd in Economic Policy and 2nd in Social Policy. It was founded in 1974 by Murray Rothbard, Ed Crane, and Charles Koch. In this debate I will argue against the widespread respect it garners from the academic and policy communities and instead portray it as a bastion of simple pro...

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The Great Flood Was an Actual Historical Event

Ron-Paul

Do you mind if we do this resolution instead? Full Resolution: The great flood was an actual historical event. BoP is shared. Definitions: The Great Flood: "Noah's flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings."[1] Historical Event: "Based on or concerned with events in history."[2] Rules: 1. The first round is for acceptance. 2...

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The Republicans must move away from their social values to win elections

Relevant

I will be arguing that the Republicans in the US government must drop their social conservative stances in order to win future elections.I will debating Muted in this first round of the Beginner's tournament. First round is for acceptance. ...

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Why abortion should be legal

superkamal26

Abortion should be legal because the fetus is in the woman"s body so therefore the government should not dictate what she should do with her own body. If a woman becomes pregnant and decides that she does not want to have children than why should the government force her to have it? Conservatives argue that the woman should have been responsible by thinking before becoming pregnant. Well here"s my argument, Even if a woman thinks before becoming pregnant she still might change her mind about hav...

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