3 Ways to Teach My Kids the Art of Civil Discourse

DiaryDad is disappointed in the lack of civil discourse in politics, so he is going to try to teach his kids to do better. — We are less than a year away from our next presidential election here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. and I am already fed up of the childish behavior of […]

Prison Debate Team Beats Harvard

Jessicah Lahitou looks at the benefits to innovation for difficult-to-solve problems such as prison reform.

Patriarchy, Toxic Hyper-Masculinity, & Firearms

Why are some men letting fear stop them from engaging in an honest conversation about the reality of guns in America?

Keynesian Economics and Neoliberalism: The Debate Rages

Don’t let the promises of neoliberalism’s “freedom” seduce you into inaction.

Checking Your Privilege can and Should be Amazing

“Checking your privilege” will be amazing once we stop calling each other names, judging each other, and deciding who is and who is not allowed to speak and instead focus on self-awareness and social cooperation.

No One is Pro-Abortion (And Few Are Fully Pro-Life)

3. The Pro-Life Position Feels Disingenuous to Many People.

Bravery and the Political Class: Why Expectations Are Low for Our Current Crop of UK Politicians

Is there a lack of bravery in UK politicians? Peter Kirby-Harris discusses. _____ It is widely understood that David Cameron is an excellent debater. Both his experience at the Oxford Union during his undergraduate days and being Prime Minister for the past five years should give him the edge over his rivals in upcoming leadership […]

What Causes Homosexuality? Who Cares?

People have been claiming causes for hundreds of years. But does it really matter here, and now?

’50 Shades of Grey:’ The Debate

Whether or not you’ll be watching ’50 Shades of Grey,’ you’ll be asked to discuss it’s worth. James Halcomb gives you other options this Valentine’s Day.

Comment of the Day: When discussing passionate beliefs, attitude matters.

When it comes to discussing ideas and making intellectual progress, attitude matters.

How Do We Discuss Passionately Held Beliefs with People Who Hold Conflicting Beliefs with Equal Passion?

“If we hold our beliefs so passionately, with such certainty that we are right and with such absence of “doubt”, how can we ever hope to enlighten and change the minds of those with opposing views?”

Point/CounterPoint: The Ethics of Being a Sports Fan

Mike Kasdan moderates a Saturday Night Live style Point/CounterPoint Debate between Wai Sallas and Marty Josephson. More Cowbell!

Are You The Reacher Or The Settler?

Ever heard of the reacher/settler debate? Jordan Gray has something new to say about it.