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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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We see these patterns in school debating, in aparliament and in the judicial asystem.
Rayer was quoted saying he was more than capable to take on Najib, while an elder statesman like Lim should not waste his time debating with an alleged kleptocrat.
Our understanding of the art of debating is that it is a form of platform speech where one takes a position on an issue.
O'Rourke first challenged Cruz to six debates in May, and while Cruz maintained he was open to debating his opponent, he did not formally respond until July.
It is a key way which the British High Commission both engages with the next generation of India's future leaders and celebrates the UK and India's deep interest in the debating culture.
Debating veterans' issues in the academy, in society, and in debate itself, Floyd and Finch paved the way for student veterans in debate, and they demonstrated the benefits of welcoming veterans into debate, both for the student-veterans themselves and for others involved in debate.
Building from the success of the competition last year, this year's debating events have expanded to include universities in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan Administered Jammu and Kashmir region.
Two-minute speeches do not allow for any significant analysis of policy, but rather encourage "headline" debating, emotional appeals and claims without warrants.
With a month of debating left before the fifth battle takes place, there's a chance some more candidates (http://ibtimes.com/republican-fox-business-debate-2016-fact-checking-gop-candidates-claims-tax-plans-2179757) might drop out if there is a change in their poll numbers.
Now we are friends with each other; what we are debating are political arguments and the means by which we will fulfill our promises."
The practical guide to debating, worlds style/British parliamentary style.