The Politics That Led To The ‘Worst Debate’

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

The rich man’s media are calling it “the worst debate in modern American history,” but that’s because the truth is often painful to watch. The Biden-Trump confrontation revealed, with crystalline [...]

Popular Movements Are The Invisible Hand Of Social Change

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The political consensus in the United States is changing rapidly. While the corporate media is focused on the Democratic Party presidential debates and Trump's tweets in response, the issues that [...]

Exclusion Of Candidates Violates Rights Of Voters

By The Green Party US. -

Green Party candidates have been excluded from debates and polls across the country by news media and polling criteria that favor Democratic and Republican candidates. Exclusion means Green Party [...]

How Faith In Civilized Debate Is Fueling White Supremacy

By Matthew Pratt Guterl, -

By Matthew Pratt Guterl for Quartz - The fall semester has kicked off and the annual tide of speakers now washes over our communities. Not surprisingly, colleges and universities are revisiting [...]

Climate Change Kept Out Of Presidential Debates

By Peter Dykstra, -

By Peter Dykstra for Environmental Health News - On Wednesday evening during the final presidential debate of the campaign, Hell did not freeze over. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, where [...]

US Hypocrisy: Urges Inclusive Debates Around The World But Not In US

By Lee Fang, -

By Lee Fang for The Intercept - When it comes to presidential debates, the United States does not practice what it preaches: When advising debate organizers in foreign countries, government [...]

Occupy The Debates

By Kevin Zeese, -

By Kevin Zeese for OpEd News. A recent USA Today poll found 76% of voters want debates with four candidates including not just the two most hated candidates in history, the Republican and [...]

Potential ‘Occupy Debates’ Movement Threatened

By John Eggerton, -

By John Eggerton for Broadcasting & Cable - A former Green Party candidate and Occupy FCC activist is seeking to get third party candidates into the televised presidential debates and has called [...]

Jill Stein Should Be Part Of A Four-Way Presidential Debate

By John Nichols, -

By John Nichols for The Nation - After the Republicans and Democrats finished their conventions in late July, the Green Party gathered this month to nominate Dr. Jill Stein for the presidency. [...]

Newsletter: #NoHoneymoon, A Presidency Of Protest

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. The task of the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice is much bigger than the presidential election. Our job is to [...]

How Presidential “Non-Opinion” Polls Drive Down Third Party Numbers

By Sam Husseini, -

By Sam Husseini for Posthaven - Rice: Mainly, I think it's important to wake people up. They've gone to sleep for 70 years by the intent of the government from the beginning. People weren't [...]

Include All Qualified Candidates In 2016 Presidential Debates

By Staff, -

By Staff of Open The Debates - Run by the Republican and Democratic parties, the CPD has set up rules making it almost impossible for third party candidates to be included in the debates. [...]

Time To End The Two Party Controlled Debate ‘Commission’

By Zaid Jilani, -

By Zaid Jilani for The Intercept - DONALD TRUMP AND Hillary Clinton have theoretically agreed to three debates. But the value of those debates will be dramatically limited because the Commission [...]

Act Now To Open The Debates!

By Jeff Cohen for Common Dreams. Debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will not do much to enlighten the political discourse in the United States. The US public deserves more and 2016 [...]

How We Got Here: The ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates

By Pete Tucker, -

By Pete Tucker for The Huffington Post - Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates nearly thirty years ago. Since then, the general election debates have [...]

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