SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
by Tizoc Chavez
Americans deserve better from the Presidential debates; if the Commission on Presidential Debates can't find a way to elevate substance over style, it should step aside for another organization to meet this civic function.
by Richard Moe
A founding member of the Commission on Presidential Debates argues that the body must take stock of its rules and procedures after Tuesday's debacle or risk irrelevance.
by Georgiann Baldino
The Lincoln-Douglas debates became pivotal moments in national politics, and their lessons are vital today.
Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates: How About Raising the Issue of How to Avert Nuclear War?
by Lawrence Wittner
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by Yanek Mieczkowski
This is the explanation for his gaffe.
by David B. McLennan
We can start by having two-person debates.
by Christopher McKnight Nichols
Yes, image was crucial, but it also seems that what Kennedy had to say and how he approached the issues that was also significant.
by James L. Baughman
Probably not, but they have been election rituals ever since.
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