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Searching for the Perfect Arab Democratic Model

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The emerging democratic model that Egyptians will produce will most likely become a model for an Arab world longing for an end to autocratic rule that has left Arabs lagging behind the rest of the world.

GOP Nomination: A TV Show Headed for Chaos

Richard Greener | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Presidential nominating conventions are television shows first and political events second. Before the TV era, the Republicans once took as many 36 ba...

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.

Debate Season Cranks Into Gear For TV, GOP

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.15.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Two down, 15 to go. At least. The presidential debate circuit began in earnest with CNN's forum from New Hampshire on Monday. It may...

Is the Prime Minister Becoming More Presidential?

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

As in the United States, the United Kingdom's democracy allows for the distinct probability of selecting national leaders who win only a plurality of the popular vote nationwide.

Late to the Party: Britain Loses Its Debate Virginity

Alan Schroeder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

This week, nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy went mano-a-mano with Richard Nixon on live TV, the candidates for prime minister of the United Kingd...