Balko’s Laws Of Political Debate

Radley Balko proposes two new rules for political debate:

I propose….

A new rule for righties: If in the course of a policy debate, bar argument, or blog squabble you mention that the person or organization you’re debating “gets money from George Soros,” you automatically lose the argument, and forfeit your privilege of being taken seriously for no less than six months.

A new rule for lefties: If in the course of a policy debate, bar argument, or blog squabble you mention that the person or organization you’re debating “gets money from the Koch Foundation,” you automatically lose the argument, and forfeit your right to be taken seriously for no less than six months.

Works for me.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.