Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates: How About Raising the Issue of How to Avert Nuclear War?
by Lawrence Wittner
That question might seem overwrought but, in fact, the U.S. government and others are increasing the role that nuclear weapons play in their “national security” policies.
With the debates getting underway on Wednesday, take a look back at some of the biggest gaffes in debate history.
The President Who Deserves the Credit for Reviving Presidential Debates May Have Lost Because of Them
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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