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A Tale of Two Rhetorical Strategies at the Benghazi Committee Hearing

Once upon a time, in a place now known as “the birthplace of democracy,” debate between men whose primary interest was in using discourse to expand their knowledge not demonstrate their superior intellect revolved around rhetoric. There was an inherent understanding that the way an argument was constructed was equally important to the merits of an argument. Though this recognition ...

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Darrell Issa Takes Jabs At Elijah Cummings At Irs Hearing 7/18/2013


Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) were sparring a bit in the IRS hearings today. While that in itself isn’t unexpected, the terms used were at least a little amusing. Even more amusing was the report from MSNBC on the incident: At the beginning of the hearing, Cummings called Issa’s remarks “unsubstantiated nonsense,” adding the Republican rushed ...

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