Misogyny for the politically disenchanted
Zac Alstin | 02 November 2012 |
The Australian Prime Minister became an internet sensation after she denounced the misogyny of the Opposition Leader in Parliament. But does the word mean anything any more?
The audacity of pose
Alma Acevedo | 31 October 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, rhetoric
Soaring words are for the birds. You campaign with poetry, but you govern with prose.
Define disingenuous, please
Peter Saunders | 22 October 2012 |
tags: rhetoric, same-sex marriage, UK
Does being a Christian disqualify a public figure from participating in debates about government policy?
Why does the same-sex marriage debate seem so futile?
Michael Cook | 23 August 2012 |
tags: philosophy, rhetoric, same-sex marriage
We won't make any progress unless we unpack some of the fundamental issues.
Playing the man, not the ball
Zac Alstin | 26 April 2012 |
tags: philosophy, rhetoric, truth
Ad hominem arguments can be logical, but only after we have addressed the issue at hand.
Who’s afraid of the slippery slope?
Zac Alstin | 22 March 2012 |
"Slippery slope" arguments for issues like euthanasia or same-sex marriage are often labelled logical fallacies. Is this true?
Arguments for all seasons
Michael Cook | 16 September 2011 |
tags: bullying, homosexuality, paedophilia, rhetoric
Arguments for tolerance of homosexuality work equally well for paedophilia.
Thomas C. Reeves | 21 July 2010 |
tags: Barack Obama, public debate, rhetoric
Criticism based on fact should be the common coin of public discourse, not misleading rumours.