Recent public conflict at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., has left many wondering about the state of political discourse in the United States.
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Indonesia’s presidential debate highlights disagreements from corruption, bureaucratic system to combating terrorism, but also, showing lots of similarities.
French President Emmanuel Macron is formally launching a “grand debate” to try to appease yellow vest movement following weeks of anti-government protests.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro declines debate with rival ahead of Sunday election and sought to counter criticism that he represents a threat to country’s democracy.
Green Party candidates are being excluded from debates and polls in U.S by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates.
A working redistricting process attempts to redress a problem identified by the Founding Fathers: How to account for population changes over time.
Survey finds overwhelming support for making it more possible for a third candidate to participate in the presidential debates
Forcing the Commission on Presidential Debates to include independents and third parties not easy
I ran as an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election cycle and I came in number 15! Many of you have asked what’s next. I am thinking about running for office again.
Hopefuls gathered at University of Colorado at Boulder as the alternative presidential candidates push for support