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Third Debate

Foreign Policy Continuity, No Debate

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Marco Vicenzino

From a broadly international perspective, the presidential debates were unfailingly true to form: lofty rhetoric, limited substance, a selective approach to facts and deliberate avoidance of specifics.

Republicans Campaign on Peace and Govern by War

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Mitt Romney's sudden transformation from a warmonger to a peacenick in the waning days of the Presidential campaign should come as no surprise. It's straight out of the Republican playbook. From Richard Nixon to George W. Bush, Republicans have campaigned for peace and then taken America to war.

Nonverbal Behavior of the Third Presidential Debate: See What Your Ears Missed

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

The polls seem to be saying that Obama was the moderate winner of the third presidential debate. But, why? Nonverbal hints can give us evidence to why Obama performed slightly better than Romney.

Horses & Bayonets: The Mashup

Posted 10.23.2012 | Comedy

Barack Obama's "horses and bayonets" line was the zing heard 'round the world during his third and final debate against Mitt Romney. It was so good, i...

The Night Goes to the Decideds

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Will this win for the President change the trajectory of the election? YES. Not just because it appears to have swayed some of the ubiquitous Undecideds, but because, at this point, we're now done pandering to them.

Obama Handily Wins Third Debate

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Matt Zeller

Tonight's third Presidential debate featured a battle between Obama the Professor-in-Chief vs. Romney the student-who-didn't-do-the-reading. As someone who has ADD, even I had trouble keeping up with many of Governor Romney's non-linear arguments.

Critical Thinking and Prediction

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

In order to understand the substance of the prepared responses we are likely to hear tonight, you need to keep in mind the true audience the candidates are appealing to, which includes their own base and undecided voters (especially in swing states), as well as the media.

What Makes Presidential Debates Great: Lessons for the Final Debate

Meena Bose | Posted 12.21.2012 | College
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.

McCain Brings Out NFL Two Minute Offense

Christopher Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

The third and final debate was hands down the best of the three. Last week's "town hall" hosted by Tom "Snooze" Brokaw being the worst. This debate was actually a debate.

Let Obama Be Obama In the Debate

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

McCain, who has nothing left to lose, will grossly exaggerate Obama's inexperience and claim that he and the Democrats are single-handedly responsible for the current economic mess.