Category Archives: Debates

#Trump: A Present-Day Bull Connor – by Charles M. Blow of the New York Times

Opinion A PRESENT-DAY BULL CONNOR Charles M. Blow By Charles M. Blow Opinion Columnist June 10, 2018 Donald Trump proposed pardoning Muhammad Ali, even though Ali’s conviction for refusing to be drafted into the Vietnam War had been already overturned. … Continue reading

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They Were Trained for This Moment #NeverAgain

How the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a comprehensive education. By DAHLIA LITHWICK, Feb 28, 2018 Source: SLATE The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to class Wednesday morning two weeks and … Continue reading

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How to Teach Debating: Theory & Practical Handbook for the Non-Native Teacher, Debate Coach & English Language Learners

How To Teach Debating:Theory and Practical Handbook is the best of both worlds, theory and practice… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” ~ Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities” In the Dickens’ quotation … Continue reading

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From #ObamaCare To #TrumpCare: Why You Should #Care

TrumpCare The 2010 Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, tried to reform U.S. healthcare, sparking a divisive, seven-year political battle. Obamacare has failed to collapse, despite Republicans best efforts to undermine it. People like Obamacare. It’s their healthcare. They … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The #Electors Of The #ElectoralCollege From A Concerned #Citizen

Jewish & Nazi Shoah U-Boat Catchers “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Elie Wiesel At first glance, my book seems to have no bearing on the … Continue reading

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#BobDylan Wins The #Nobel #Prize For #Literature: “Art is a river that we drink from but do not own”

Press Release 13 October 2016 – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016: The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Bob Dylan won the … Continue reading

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Brexit Blunder: David Cameron’s Prophetic “Future Of Europe” Speech (28% of registered voters did not vote)

The United Kingdom on Thursday (23 June, 2016) chose to leave the European Union. Official referendum results : 51.9% for ‪Brexit‬ – 48.1% for Remain; The voter turnout was 72.16%; David Cameron announced that he will step down as prime minister by October. FLASHBACK: January … Continue reading

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Times Insider #BookClub: More on #College #Admissions Mania #MondayBlogs

Last Tuesday, the Times columnist Frank Bruni sat down for a live chat with an audience of Times Insiders, who dropped in with questions about Mr. Bruni’s latest book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to … Continue reading

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#ASMSG President Barack Obama: Why we must rethink solitary confinement

President Barack Obama (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) By Barack Obama January 25 Barack Obama is president of the United States. Source: The Washington Post In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a backpack. He … Continue reading

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#ESLChat The Hurdle of Native Speaker Requirement for #English #Language #Teachers

Source: morocco world news By Abdelmounim Ait Hammou Casablanca – A stereotype about the effectiveness and superiority of English taught by native-speakers remains as thousands of highly-qualified and certified non-native speakers are still struggling to land a job outside their home … Continue reading

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