Google has launched a new election debates tool on Knol, which’re meant to offer a variety of in-depth opinions from experts so you can really understand all sides of an issue. The debates on Knol are open to collaboration, so you can rate what you read, submit comments, write full responses (i.e. reviews), or even suggest edits to the author by making changes right in the knol itself.
In addition, there's a forum where you can suggest additional topics that you'd like to see debated in our new tool Google Moderator. As we prepare for the election, experts from leading think-tanks including Cato, EPI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Center for American Progress Action Fund will conduct similar debates on the issues you find the most important.
The first debate focuses on the economy. Economists from the Cato Institute and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) have offered opening arguments on what should come next now that the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act is law.