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Debate 2012

Authority or Authoritarian

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.22.2012 | Home
Paula Gordon

Finally! The real Mitt Romney, not the glossy PR portrait, has emerged. The look and manner is as familiar as it is offensive. It's corporate America's "I'll get you for that/you're toast" look.

What Makes Presidential Debates Great: Lessons for the Final Debate

Meena Bose | Posted 12.21.2012 | Home
Meena Bose

Monday night, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney face off in the final presidential debate. The high stakes show the continuing importance of public opinion in American democracy.

Arthur Delaney

Undecided Debate Questioner Rates The Candidates' Answers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home

Carol Goldberg waited a long time to ask a short question. Goldberg arrived at Hofstra University for the second presidential debate at 8:30 a.m. o...

Barack Should Play Ball

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Claudia Zelevansky

Barack should play ball. I don't mean that as a means of deploying the metaphor. I mean he should think of the debate like he thinks about basketball.

Myth and Its Dangers

Gary Hart | Posted 12.07.2012 | Home
Gary Hart

Myths play a central role as metaphor in many world religions, but myths in politics are dangerous. They are a conscious hiding place from a changing, challenging, and often uncomfortable new world.

Teachers Respond to the Presidential Debate

Teach Plus | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Teach Plus

Unfortunately, last night's presidential debate offered little in the way of education policy talk. It was encouraging, however, to hear both candidates identify the declining state of our public education system as an economic policy.

'DIRECT MITT': How The Debate Played In The Papers

Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

Thursday's papers were full of news of Wednesday night's presidential debate. All across the country, pictures of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dominat...