Open Thread

By NB Staff | October 29, 2012 | 9:24 AM EDT

Discuss Hurricane Sandy or whatever else is in the news today on this open thread.

By NB Staff | October 27, 2012 | 1:11 PM EDT

Although there seems absolutely nothing important to talk about, here you go...

By NB Staff | October 24, 2012 | 10:06 AM EDT

Discuss the news of the day and whatever else you'd like.

By NB Staff | October 22, 2012 | 7:21 PM EDT

Will you be tuning in to tonight's presidential debate which starts at 9pm ET? If so, please join fellow NewsBusters readers here for a live chat about the contest.

UPDATEII: Our regular chat server has been having problems today. Please click here to visit our chat room for the night. We've also got a live feed of the debate that you can watch on your computer if you can't watch it on TV for some reason. Our version also allows you to rewind and watch segments again just like a DVR.

By NB Staff | October 18, 2012 | 7:08 AM EDT

Today's starter topic: In an essay published in the Wall Street Journal, former senator Phil Gramm and Michael Solon wonder if the unusually large amount of money spent on the welfare state by President Obama is what accounts for his ability to have any chance at all in the coming election. Historically speaking, presidents in office under economic conditions similar to the current ones have invariably lost.

By NB Staff | October 16, 2012 | 7:16 PM EDT

Will you be tuning in to the second presidential debate tonight? If so, please join fellow NewsBusters readers for a running commentary and discussion of the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The debate starts at 9:00 PM Eastern time. We will also be featuring a livestream video of the debate inside this posting

Note: You will need a browser that has Flash to participate in the chat or to watch the video.

By NB Staff | October 11, 2012 | 8:52 PM EDT

Will you be tuning in to the vice presidential debate tonight? If so, please join fellow NewsBusters readers for a running commentary and discussion of the contest between current veep Joe Biden and Republican rival Paul Ryan. The debate starts at 9:00 PM Eastern time.

Note: You will need a browser that has Flash to participate in the chat.

By NB Staff | October 11, 2012 | 8:15 AM EDT

Tonight is the big night for Vice President Joe Biden. Or is it? Do veep debates even matter?

Other question: Due to Sarah Palin's presence, the veep debate in 2008 was widely watched. Do you think people will tune in this year?

By NB Staff | October 9, 2012 | 10:28 AM EDT

Discuss the news of the day and anything else you'd like on this thread.

By NB Staff | October 5, 2012 | 7:49 AM EDT

Discuss the news of the day and anything else you'd like.

By NB Staff | October 4, 2012 | 10:56 AM EDT

We're focusing on last night's debate so please use this thread to post on any other news topic that you'd like.

By NB Staff | October 3, 2012 | 8:30 AM EDT

It's a standard campaign technique to downplay a politician's debating strengths shortly before a candidate face-off. That way, if the candidate performs poorly in the debate, it can be shrugged off as "old news." If he does well, it will be played as a surprising show of strength.