Pennsylvania Station

From Counter Arguments. A point of view regarding a debatable topic. Topic: Pennsylvania Station in New York City. This is a story of an American building – how it was built, why it was lost, what is left of it today, and how each chapter has reflected the country that it stood in. Music by…

Will Middle Class Taxes Go Up?

From Counter Arguments. An argument regarding a certain answer to a certain questions. When a Presidential candidate is asked a question, and they believe that a straightforward answer will be used against them, they may avoid the question instead. The question is, is this a smart strategy? Or can the dodge of the question hurt…

Starting A Sentence With “So”

From Counter Arguments. A point of view regarding a debatable topic. Topic: Starting a sentence with the word "So". Opinion: It’s unnecessary and annoying… sometimes. T1J: https://youtu.be/yw8X3zYf5Tk?t=65 Elizabeth Warren: https://youtu.be/2UWVO0Trd1c?t=1086 Jennifer Lawrence: https://youtu.be/NWdc7PyZNLA?t=183 Tim Urban: https://youtu.be/arj7oStGLkU?t=9 Taylor Swift: https://youtu.be/FvVnP8G6ITs?t=374 Jordan Peterson: https://youtu.be/KjpuxiV-_Es?t=349 Mark Normand: https://youtu.be/ig1M6wMx5fU?t=361 TWEET: https://twitter.com/counterarguing POST: https://www.facebook.com/CounterArguments BUY: https://teespring.com/stores/counterarguments DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/counterarguments EMAIL: countertheargument@gmail.com

The 3rd Democratic Debate

From Counter Arguments. An argument regarding certain answers to certain questions. Approaching a Presidential election, the candidates of a major political party participated in a debate televised on ABC. Some of the questions asked were not given simple, straight answers. Let’s examine a few of them to understand exactly how the questions were sidestepped. ABC…

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything At All

From Counter Arguments. The Argument: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. This is a general statement, so there are multiple ways of interpreting it. Hence, it can represent multiple different arguments; a literal version – a figurative version – and a contextual version. TWEET: https://twitter.com/counterarguing POST: https://www.facebook.com/CounterArguments BUY:…

Biopics

From Counter Arguments. Biopics are motion pictures made about the biography of significant historical figures, whether it’s a summary of their entire biography or the most noteworthy part of their biography. The Argument: Biopics practically always depict the biography inaccurately, yet many people who watch biopics assume that they are accurate. It might as well…

Social Media | Personal vs Public

From Counter Arguments. An analysis of a particular debate and the arguments that have been made on each side. Social media can be – both – intimate and open. It can feel like a personal space to some, while it seems like a public outlet to others. In May of 2019, a debate was had…

When Should You Leave An Interview?

From Counter Arguments. An argument regarding certain questions and the answers which are given. When somebody decides to leave an interview, they may feel justified. The person who stays may disagree. But whose opinion counts the most when an interview is cut short? This is an argument about the power of public opinion – how…

What Do Guns & Pools Have In Common?

From Counter Arguments. An argument regarding certain answers to certain questions. Within the gun control debate, there is a popular analogy which compares firearms to swimming pools. The question is, which side of the debate would benefit the most from this analogy? Daily Show Segment: https://youtu.be/9pOiOhxujsE TWEET: https://twitter.com/counterarguing POST: https://www.facebook.com/CounterArguments BUY: https://teespring.com/stores/counterarguments DONATE: https://www.paypal.me/counterarguments EMAIL:…

Sex Strikes

From Counter Arguments. A sex strike is an organized effort to bring about political or social change by women refusing to give anyone sexual access to their bodies. The Argument: As a protest tactic, a sex strike can be effective. But in order to succeed, participation among women must be unanimous – men must be…

Privilege

From Counter Arguments. According to the Theory of Privilege, everybody is born into different circumstances. And those circumstances make certain outcomes in life more likely relative to those born into different circumstances. Circumstances that render a higher likelihood of a fulfilling life are what’s labeled ‘Privileges.’ The Argument: This is a theory, nevertheless, a fair…

America Is A Democracy

From Counter Arguments. The Argument: The United States of America is and was founded as a democracy. This particular claim is relatively true. It’s correct depending on the definition used and the application of the term. There are multiple terms that accurately describe the United States government. And since each term has multiple definitions, they…

America Is A Christian Nation

From Counter Arguments. The Argument: The United States of America is and was founded as a Christian nation; whether by law, in culture, or through inspiration when the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution. The Counter-Argument: The United States of America is not Christian by law, it does have a Christian culture, and its founding was…

Why We Change Our Minds {Episode 05}

From Counter Arguments. The fifth episode in a series about 1957’s ’12 Angry Men’. It’s not easy to abandon a conclusion that you’ve drawn, especially after you’ve publicly announced that you’ve made your mind up. But even though there are many reasons not to, there are a few good reasons to allow your mind to…