The ability of political campaigns to sway voters is limited in partisan general elections and decreases more as election day draws near.
Political Debates articles on Democracy Chronicles
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PODCAST: Debating The Future Of Debates
We love a good debate — and have certainly had plenty of them on this show. But how effective are they in today’s media and political landscape?
RNC Votes To Withdraw From Presidential Debates Commission
The Republican Party may have taken one more step undermining US democracy, withdrawing from Presidential Debates Commission.
Supreme Court Considers Whether to Hear Case on Presidential Debates
There has never been a case before the Supreme Court on presidential debates. But this situation has changed with a new lawsuit.
Trump And Biden Had A Real Debate, And 4 Other Takeaways
Trump and Biden had their second and last presidential debate before the elections Thursday. There are a number of takeaways.
Democrats debate what the scope of Trump impeachment would be
House Democrats debate whether to focus impeachment inquiry on President Trump pressuring Ukraine’s leader to dig up former Vice President Joe Biden.
Shape of the Democratic presidential field stays same after third debate
Article highlights five takeaways from the third democratic debate, arguing the debate changed nothing in the of shape of the Democratic presidential field.
Democratic Primaries: Seven Questions for the Presidential Hopefuls
The Democratic primary debates are set to have presidential hopefuls pitching their vision to American voters. Here are seven questions they should answer.
Disability Rights Should Be Central in US Presidential Race
This week, ten United States presidential candidates will take the stage to debate healthcare and others issues affecting people with disabilities.
Discussion: are we in a new authoritarian era?
In this special episode on Intelligence Squared, host John Donvan sits down with two of America’s leading thinkers on politics and foreign policy.