Category: Debate

Radio Debate: Chess Is Racist Because White Moves First
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Radio Debate: Chess Is Racist Because White Moves First

The notion that somehow the ancient pastime of chess is inherently racist due to the rule of white pieces moving first has been broached on an Australian taxpayer-funded national radio network. The controversy arose when the national broadcaster ABC proposed a radio slot on the matter Tuesday and sought an interview with John Adams, an…

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DNC Changes Debate Rules After Gabbard Reaches Requirement
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DNC Changes Debate Rules After Gabbard Reaches Requirement

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday announced its updated debate guidelines, which essentially eliminate the chance of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) participating in the upcoming CNN/Univision debate. In order to participate in the March 15 debate, a candidate must have earned at least 20 percent of the pledged delegates allotted up to that point. That…

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Can we debate free will versus destiny in four pages?
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Can we debate free will versus destiny in four pages?

The informal TechCrunch book club (which is now a whole week off schedule thanks to the news cycle — let’s see if we can catch up here shortly!) is now venturing into the very, very short story What’s Expected of Us, the third piece in Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection. If you’re one of those people…

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Carney: The Debate Over Fed Policy is Over. Trump Won.
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Carney: The Debate Over Fed Policy is Over. Trump Won.

The gap between President Donald Trump and the Federal Reserve chairman he appointed has narrowed considerably. A year ago, Powell and his fellow officials at the Federal Reserve were in the midst of a monetary poilicy they described as “normalization” and which required gradual rate hikes. The Fed hiked rates four times in 2018, provoking…

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CNN Democrat Debate: Jeff Zucker Once Endorsed Kamala Harris for California AG
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CNN Democrat Debate: Jeff Zucker Once Endorsed Kamala Harris for California AG

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CNN, Bill Pugliano/Getty CNN president Jeff Zucker, whose network will host the second 2020 Democrat presidential primary debate this week, once endorsed White House hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in her successful campaign for California attorney general a decade ago. In 2009, Zucker, then president of NBC Universal, held a breakfast gathering…

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