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Debate Reform

Jason Linkins

RNC Looking To 'Hand-Pick' Moderators For 2016 Primary Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Despite my arch take on the RNC's "one year after the autopsy" video yesterday, you can color me impressed with the way Reince Priebus and his fellows...

Jason Linkins

New Gingrich Objects To RNC Autopsy, Wants To Retain Current Soul-Destroying Number Of Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

As you may have heard, the recent "autopsy" report furnished by the Republican National Committee in the wake of losing the 2012 presidential election...

Jason Linkins

Stuart Stevens Is Right: The Primary Debate System Needs To Be Destroyed Before It Destroys America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

During the 2012 GOP primary season, which began sometime in the spring of 2011, there were a lot of candidate debates. We are talking something in the...

Getting Real About the Presidential Reality Show

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

This increase in debate viewership is a very good thing. Or at least it could be if questions would go deeper -- beneath the surface of mere talking point positions -- to the moral or philosophical reasoning process candidates use to arrive at their views.

Debate Reforms With Teeth

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

So for all future debates, of both parties, consider just two ideas that would be simple and low cost -- but could be huge game changers. Imagine the effect on candidate comments and viewer responses.