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David J. Climenhaga | Another Conservative innovation: the faux riposte response to a question that wasn't asked. It's not a debating technique.
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Nora Loreto | While none of the leaders were 100 per cent truthy, Stephen Harper's truthiness was the weakest during the second televised leaders debate.
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Rick Salutin | The new approach to election debates strips off the national component and boutiques the process, bringing us one step closer to the neoliberalization of Canada's electoral process.
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various | We asked CCPA staff members what questions they are hoping to have answered by the debate, and by the campaigns in general. Here's what they said.
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Rick Salutin | What matters in politics, in the run-up to elections? Not policies. I think people care about policies, just not during elections. What matters is the leader.
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Amy Goodman | A few miles south of the campus arena in the Mile High City where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met in their first debate, Democracy Now! news hour expanded their gated debate.
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Brian Topp | In the first two weeks of this campaign, the three national leaders did their groundwork. In the debates, they tested their solutions against each other in an intense clash in front of the country.
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rabble staff | Come join rabble.ca columnists Duncan Cameron and Murray Dobbin on babble (rabble.ca's online discussion forum) for live coverage as we scour every soundbite and hold our political leaders to account.
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Gerry Caplan | In Canadian politics these days, no time is a good time for thoroughly and vigorously debating the daunting critical issues that confront this country.
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Trish Hennessy | Understanding the frame behind corporate tax cut messaging.
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Brian Topp | So the federal election campaign has begun. All three national leaders are on the road setting out their cases. How are things going so far?
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Corvin Russell | More things that are pissing me off, including the incredibly inadequate political discourse on the financial crisis, and a proposal to address it