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  • n  extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • n  an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
  • n  an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
  • v  to consider or examine in speech or writing
  • v  carry on a conversation
  • v  talk at length and formally about a topic

  • Why has America's public discourse become less focused and clear, less reasoned? Faith in the power of reasonthe belief that free citizens can govern themselves wisely and .
  • On the importance of debate: "I think all kinds of discourse is good for our democratic society civil discourse, uncivil discourse, screaming, hollering, poetry, however you .
  • Winfrey stands as a beacon, not only in the worlds of media and entertainment but also in the larger realm of public discourse.
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  • Keystone XL: the 'Kim Kardashian of energy'?
    Keystone XL plays an outsize role in US energy discourse, earning the nickname "the Kim Kardashian of energy" from one US senator. But Keystone XL serves as an important touchstone for both its supporters and detractors. 
    June 12, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Dear Jony, The Future of Design Is More than Making Apple iOS Flat
    Not only is the Jobs vs. Ive framing overly simplified, it¿s also irrelevant to design discourse. Limiting our skeuomorphism and flat design discussion to what essentially boils down to a ¿do these pixels make me look fat¿ question is a waste of energy. Instead, design should boldly go where no user and interface has gone before. Pixels are infinitely available and infinitely malleable; our ...
    June 12, 2013 - Wired News
  • GOP stalwart trained 'Golden Boys'
    One my favorite 'We the People' segments is one in which Barbara Vucanovich is shaking her finger at me, for calling her on use of a term to which I took exception, and then returning to a state of appropriate discourse.
    June 12, 2013 - Mason Valley News

  • Bob Etheridge in New York Times (blog)
    He added, "I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse."
  • Ethan Nadelmann in ABC News
    ...said that while legalization efforts are not likely to get much traction in state capitals anytime soon, the fact that there is such an increase of activity "is elevating the level of public discourse on this issue and legitimizing it."
  • John Roberts in BusinessWeek
    Roberts, in a separate opinion, said that upholding the limits would have restrained "the vibrant public discourse that is at the foundation of our democracy."

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