I’ve looked it up. Sounds like the ABC travesty hits on a couple of archaic, obsolete definitions (“to fight; quarrel”, “to contend for or over”), but not much in the way of “1. a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints”. It’d be nice, though, wouldn’t it?

In any case, of the long long list of debate coverage entries, I liked Atrios the best:

WHY DO YOU HATE THE FOUNDING FATHERS BARACK OBAMA! WHERE’S YOUR MOTHERFUCKING FLAG PIN! BEN FRANKLIN WORE A FLAG PIN!

Oh man. That’s rich. I’m still laughing. Probably because I keep hearing Stephen Colbert deliver the line in my head.

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