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Carly Fiorina Is Hopping Mad At CNN Over Looming Debate Snub

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

Is CNN about to screw up its upcoming GOP primary debate by screwing over one of the candidates? At least one aggrieved Republican contender, Carly F...

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

Donald Trump, You're Fired

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.08.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

Sir, you revealed in the Megyn Kelly exchange, and other exchanges on Thursday night, a level of unrepentant meanness that is unacceptable on a debate stage watched by millions of young, hopeful Americans.

Republican Candidates Turn Combative In Lively First Debate

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

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Democratic Candidates To Debate 6 Times, Starting In October

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the schedule for its six primary debates, along with their network sponsors. The fir...

Where Do the 2016 Candidates Stand on Education?

Michael Lombardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Michael Lombardo

As parents, community members and taxpayers, we deserve to know where our candidates stand on critical education issues.

The GOP Scrum

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Joe Peyronnin

Handling Trump in Thursday's debate will be challenging, especially for Jeb Bush, who may have the most to lose if he performs poorly. Although it is very early in the campaign, first impressions can be important.

A Fair Way to Choose Candidates for Republican Debate: Learning From the Oscars

Rob Richie | Posted 08.02.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Richie

There's probably not time for Fox to change its rules for August 6, but let's hope organizers of upcoming debates find a better way to determine who's on stage. Ranked choice voting would be a good place to start.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Early Presidential Debates With Democrats, Republicans

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday called for early presidential debates between both Democrats and Republicans to discuss critical issues ahead of...

Jason Linkins

If The First GOP Debate Were Held Today, Who Would Be In?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

As you may have heard, the first Republican debate is scheduled for Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. And everyone who's had some hand in organizing t...

What American Voters Can Learn From the Brits

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

For too long American politicians have gotten off easy, not just from the press but from the voters as well. Because of our acquiescence, we have let the lunatics take over the asylum. The British model demonstrates that things don't have to be that way.

Whatever Happened to Dorm Room Debates?

Uloop | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Uloop

The political and philosophical conversation of young people comparing values and ideals seems to be a vital part to becoming not only a well-versed academic, but also an informed, decision making adult. Yet it seems that most of my peers have no interest in ever engaging in one of these conversations.

Lauren Weber

Obama, Obama, Obama: The Midterm Candidates Can't Stop Debating The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama isn't on the ballot Tuesday, but you wouldn't know it from watching this year's congressional and gubernatorial debates. The Huffi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Think Debates Are Important, But That Doesn't Mean They're Watching Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the 2014 midterm season drawing to an end, candidates in close races across the country are squaring off against their rivals, and ...

Rick Scott's Epic Blunder

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

The key thing about debates, and the reason politicians dread them, is that they are live. Which is to say, the participants get no do-overs. That Governor Scott could not anticipate the damaging effect of seven minutes of dead airtime speaks ill of his judgment.

Samantha Lachman

Ro Khanna, Mike Honda Face Off In Debate Co-Hosted By HuffPost

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Democrat Ro Khanna will face off in the sole debate for California's 17th District seat, with questions from The Huffin...

In the Political Arena an Underdog Challenger Must Be Creative to Force an Incumbent to a Debate

Rich Rubino | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

In every election cycle, voters witness the spectacle of an underdog candidate challenging an incumbent elected official to participate in a series of debates. This is usually a starting bid, with the underdog hoping the incumbent will engage in at least one debate.

McConnell Challenges Dem Opponent To Three Debates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted no time after his primary win, immediately inviting Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan...

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...

Republican Won't Debate, Except Maybe on Conservative Talk Radio

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Gessler and Tom Tancredo have said they won't participate in primary debates, but Gessler changed course sli...

Candidate Will Debate Talk-Radio Hosts But Not Real Opponents!

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I was worried that the re-constituted Dan Caplis radio show (minus the occasional left-leaning questions from Craig Silverman) would turn out to be a ...

Jason Linkins

Godspeed To The RNC Folks Trying To De-Suckify The 2016 Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One thing that's really terrible about any presidential election process is nearly everything about the presidential election process. There's a l...

Priebus Dismisses 'Totally Ridiculous' Fox Link To Hillary Clinton Drama

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

Two days after a report emerged that Fox Television studios may produce NBC's Hillary Clinton miniseries, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Re...

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...