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Primary Debates

The Parties Are Ruining the Primary Debates

George Farah | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
George Farah

During this election, the Republican and Democratic parties have asserted unprecedented control over the primary debates, and the results have been disastrous.

Democratic Drama As Curtain Rises On New Hampshire Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics

If you aren’t going to a holiday party, seeing the new Star Wars movie, watching the New York Jets take on the Dallas Cowboys, or doing any of the o...

RNC Struggles to Find Proper Place in 2016 Race (video)

GVH Live | Posted 11.21.2016 | College
GVH Live

By Jordan Stephen The 2016 election cycle is likely to be remembered as the presidential contest that largely ignored the rulebook. For outsider...

Here's How -- And Why -- Jeb Bush's Campaign Is Spinning Wednesday's Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won -- and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lost -- Wednesday night's Republican debate, pundits are proclaiming. But Bush's cam...

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...

5 Questions About the Republican Presidential Debates

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

The idea was to prevent chaos. Instead, efforts to control this season's Republican presidential primary debates have injected greater uncertainty into an already volatile process. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 candidates jockeying for position, the upcoming series of jousts is already beginning to resemble a survival-of-the-fittest reality show.

Jason Linkins

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

Time to Find Alternatives to Primary Debates

Edward Wasserman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

The rampant proliferation of overcrowded candidate debates may provide the media with the names they demand to draw big audiences, but they don't work as platforms for public illumination.