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To me—a teacher of debate and persuasion—it’s obvious what Fake News is, how it is used to manipulate you, and how it may be overcome.
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We have to think through the news, weigh any inherent bias, and resist the temptation to accept the headlines, no matter how “mainstream” they appear.
To steal a football example, the first two Super Bowls were coached by Vince Lombardi, but his lead quarterback turned out to be one of the worst coaches in NFL history.
This is the debate of our day: SOCIALISM vs CAPITALISM. That’s what was on display last night, and we need to see more of it.
Tournament photos for the 2017 Mile High Conquest at Colorado Christian University (taken by Chris Jeub).
The year 2016 brought a whole new way of preparing students for competition, and 2017 brings much more promise.
You don’t have to agree with me. But, if you are a thoughtful person, you should understand how I arrived at the opposite side of the electorate. And half of the country did, too.
Our debate club had a fun popcorn night watching the debates, but we weren’t too impressed with either candidate.