Debate Updates and Predictions


I’ll be offering live debate commentary this evening, and try to get up some YouTube by tomorrow for those of you who will be unable to watch it otherwise.

A few over/under numbers for the debate this evening:

  • Times Burns badly misrepresents the truth: 7
  • Times he can’t remember a key name or element of a talking point, and stammers aimlessly: 4
  • Times he says “Freedom First!” or a variant: 4
  • Times he asks “How many planes flew on September the 12th,” despite the ban on air travel that day: 1
  • Times he honestly and directly answers a question about Jack Abramoff: 0

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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