If you are interested in the politics of the United States (and you probably should be, since you live here,) chances are you witnessed both primary presidential debates, both Democratic and Republican. It has come to my attention as well as the attention of many others, the dramatic difference between said debates. Even if you have not watched them for yourself, it is likely you heard of the somewhat sad shade-throwing contest that was the Republican primary, and the opposite that was the Democratic primary. It is good to remember in times of political conflict, the difference between a debate and an insult contest. Just a thought.
The Huffingtonpost article here gives a more thorough outline of the debates: