DefinitionDebate (noun): An argument or discussion in which different opinions are expressed. Often political.
To debate (verb): To argue or discuss an issue.
Debates in the newsIn October 2012, four national debates are held in the US, leading up to the Presidential elections.
Don’t confuse debates with diabetes, although both issues concern Americans.
Philosophical DebatesScience vs. Religion: Began either thousands of years ago or billions of years ago, depending on which side you're on.
Man vs. Nature: We all know who has the upper hand here. Go humanity!
Modern American Debate Format30 min: Dodge questions
30 min: Commit to lowering taxes
30 min: Deny commitment to lowering taxes
30 min: Refute accusations of communism and Islam
30 min: Define communism, Islam for public
5 min: Dance contest for the rule of America