In consenting to hear Pilot camp’s obstacle of anti-defection law, HC resumes debate thought about closed

In consenting to hear Pilot camp’s obstacle of anti-defection law, HC resumes debate thought about closed

Written by Apurva Vishwanath | New Delhi | Published: July 25, 2020 3:00:11 am The dissenting MLAs have challenged constitutional validity of Section 2(1) of the anti-defection laws, which allow the Speaker to disqualify an MLA for so-called anti-party activities. (Representational Image)The Rajasthan High Court’s decision on Friday agreeing to hear in detail the challenge…

July 25: ‘When in Canadian history has our shining democracy ever been so mistreated and badly served by government?’ Readers debate the Liberals and the WE Charity contract, plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

July 25: ‘When in Canadian history has our shining democracy ever been so mistreated and badly served by government?’ Readers debate the Liberals and the WE Charity contract, plus other letters to the editor – The Globe and Mail

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How to judge a debate and determine who wins

As someone who has judged many competitive debate rounds and competed in many more, I have a fairly good idea of what is necessary to win a debate. The very first thing that needs considering is the burden of proof of each debater, on the highest …

How the Pandemic Has Tested Behavioral Science – Truths So Romantic

How the Pandemic Has Tested Behavioral Science – Truths So Romantic

In the interplay between behavioral science and policy, puffs of smoke abound.Photo illustration by metamorworks / ShutterstockIn March the United Kingdom curiously declined to impose significant social distancing measures in response to the global pandemic. The government was taking advice from the so-called “Nudge Unit,” a private company called Behavioral Insights Team, which uses behavioral…

How to win a debate

There are two main differences between a debate and a debate competition. In a debate, at the end, you can concede to your opponent’s points if you feel they make sense. In a debate competition, don’t even think about it, unless you feel he deserv…

The Coronavirus and the Right’s Scientific Counterrevolution

The Coronavirus and the Right’s Scientific Counterrevolution

If one takes Donald Trump and his administration to embody modern conservatism, it is easy to see in their response to the coronavirus pandemic the right’s final divorce from science and expertise. There was the case of Rick Bright, the Health and Human Services scientist who claims that the Trump administration retaliated against him when…