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debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
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Only 14% profess to engaging in lively political debates at work.
and agree to take part in the political debates, quoting 8-11.
While scholars have long recognized that humor plays a prominent role in such debates, Stewart's text adds an entirely new layer of support for the claim that political debate humor matters--support that comes in the form of the first systematic, quantitative study of humor in political debates.
The mass shooting, which followed a July shooting that left 12 dead at a Colorado movie theater, has reignited the political debate about gun control.
The political analyst considers that the "new Moroccan constitution lays down the framework for more democratization while standing at the focal point of ongoing political debates that feature various currents of thought" across the country.
Coun Mutton said senior Tories agreed it was not the right place to have a political debate, as 73-year-old Labour councillor Keiran Mulhall became mayor, with his family watching.
What is the normatively proper role in public political debate for arguments grounded in religion or similar conscientious beliefs?
QUESTIONS: Patrick Monahan, left, will chair the political debate Picture by IAN McINTYRE
A joint statement from the party leaders said: "We feel strongly that the laying of wreaths at the Welsh Remembrance Service should not be a matter for public political debate which demeans Remembrance Sunday and the memories of those who have fought and died for their country.
I've never met someone so passionate about the political debate and social goings on in the church and in synod," he said.
His willingness to push the boundaries of political debate is best illustrated, as Linker points out, by a symposium titled "The End of Democracy?
In all of these arenas, the design and construction of the new University of Chicago campus, the development of neighborhood parks and playgrounds, and the creation of new sites of commercial leisure, contending views of the proper use and design of space to foster appropriate civic values can clearly be identified both in the physical construction of the space and in the public aspect of political debate.