Latest Debate Stories

2008-08-29 03:00:28

Sam Rasoul, the Democratic candidate for Virginia's 6th Congressional District, had a bright idea: Have voters prepare questions on YouTube for all the candidates, select some and then have the candidates answer them on camera. Sure beats the stuffy, old-school, sparsely attended, podium- dotted auditorium-stage debates that generally accompany elections. Yawn. A YouTube debate, or something similar, that lets voters question candidates directly could offer a more vibrant, modern and...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced a landmark partnership for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate series. In support of the partnership, MySpace will launch 'MyDebates.org' - a new website that will offer a host of interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process. The partnership marks the first time that the CPD has paired with an Internet property to include online...

2008-06-26 18:02:50

By MATT GALNOR Gerrell Baker credits his Raines High School education for helping take him and many of his Jacksonville classmates across the world and into successful careers. The 1990 graduate is coaching one of the largest urban debate teams in Baltimore, a city that has more than 30 high schools involved in the program. Baker has seen the transformation in his students, former gang members and dropouts now more knowledgeable about the workings of the World Bank than the majority of...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'