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public debate

  • n  the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
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  • Call for civil liberties debate faces a multitude of hurdles
    WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden said he had leaked secret documents about National Security Agency surveillance to spark a public debate about civil liberties.
    June 11, 2013 - Pioneer Press
  • Solution to NSA overreach – put people in charge of their own data
    Massive US surveillance of phone records and Internet data disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden should prompt a public debate on the balance between privacy and the use of personal data. A 'new deal on data' should put people in charge of their own communication. 
    June 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • Nicaragua rushes to fulfil its canal dreams - with a hand from China
    With little information and no public debate, the Ortega administration is pushing forward on its plans to give an unknown Chinese company the exclusive rights to build the largest development project in Nicaragua’s history.
    June 10, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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