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Debate Moderators

If Teachers Moderated Presidential Debates

Joseph Kahne | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Joseph Kahne

I'd like a moderator with a backbone: someone who didn't just let two candidates share canned remarks that were often only loosely connected to the facts. Good teachers care if facts are accurate

What the Hell Is Being a Moderator For?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Neither candidate for president is addressing one of the top 10 issues that Americans believe should be a priority for the next president -- more important than terrorism, the deficit, schools or social security.

Raddatz Should Recuse

Lisa Wexler | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

Ms. Raddatz may be an extremely effective journalist, known for posing tough questions to everyone in power. But it doesn't change the fact that there is an appearance of favoritism here, and that appearances count.

The Challenge of Selecting Presidential Debate Moderators

Alan Schroeder | Posted 10.18.2012 | Media
Alan Schroeder

Why must debate moderators always be Washington TV journalists? They're trained to ask questions and probe evasions, but do they focus on the right topics? The lack of diversity is best measured not by ancestry or gender, but by life experience.

Presidential Debate Moderators: Why All White?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media

As people cheer the presence of two women on the just-released list of presidential and vice presidential debate moderators, another question is linge...

What Gingrich Learned From Reagan's Playbook: Go After the Moderators

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
John Blumenthal

Going after debate moderators seems to have become a key element of Newt's debating style. Arguably, it has also contributed to his rise in the polls.