Category: Debate


Boris Johnson Reopens Post-Brexit Immigration Debate

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for an open approach to immigrants after Brexit to make sure Britain’s economic needs are met, reopening a political debate over migration policy. Prime Minister Theresa May has backed a target to cut the overall number of migrants coming into the country to the “tens of thousands,” but Johnson signaled […]

Yes gains a stronger voice as Simon Harris rises to the TV challenge | Ireland

Inevitably within seconds of the closing credits rolling on any live televised political debate, the various sets of supporters crank up the spin machine proclaiming victory for their man/woman/party. On Tuesday night the Yes side was in dire need of a good result from the RTÉ Prime Time debate after its team had appeared to […]

Trying to inspire civic engagement

Most can’t cast a ballot in the June 7 provincial election, but 36 newcomers to Sarnia-Lambton turned out to hear political candidates answer questions nonetheless Wednesday. Erwin Sanchez was among them. The 40-year-old Mexican expatriate, his wife, and two-year-old child have been in Sarnia about a month, he said. He’s looking for work as a […]

GOP South Carolina gov hopefuls debate nukes, streamlining

The Republicans vying to become South Carolina’s next governor have given voters their first real-time opportunity to compare their positions on the state’s multi-billion dollar nuclear plant debacle and issues such as abortion and streamlining government. The four challengers seeking to unseat Gov. Henry McMaster have met in previous forums, but Wednesday night’s gathering at […]

Clarke Debate Refusal Sends Wrong Message To Immigrants

Share Tweet Share Share Email I’ve always liked U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Brownsville, Sheepshead Bay). She’s well spoken, respectful and has always been an attentive lawmaker to me professionally and personally. Which is all the more reason why she should agree to debate her primary opponent Adem Bunkaddeko. […]

Who won the GOP debate for SC governor?

The State asked three political scientists for their assessment on Wednesday’s Republican debate for governor. The debate was the first time all five candidates — S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster and his challengers, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, former state Sen. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren — met on the same stage. Here’s what the […]

Televised Debates: Another Democratic Step

May 23, 2018 By Carmeneza dos Santos Monteiro Southeast Asia’s newest country and youngest democracy, Timor-Leste, has once again conducted a successful national election. On Saturday, May 12, the Timorese people went to the ballot box to decide which among four political parties and four party coalitions should lead their country for the next four […]