Category Archives: Debates

Margaret O’Mara and Pivotal Tuesdays

The 2016 election has often been described as historical, without defining what that means. Which modern presidential elections shaped the United States, and how does the 2016 election compare to them? And how can we understand the history of the … Continue reading

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Tim Groeling and Media Coverage

Donald Trump seems to dominate media coverage of the 2016 election, ¬†does the media give him a disproportionate amount of attention? Did Bernie Sanders suffer from lack of media attention? How did the different networks cover the candidates? For the … Continue reading

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Alan Schroeder and Presidential Debates

How did presidential debates grow into the institution we know today? How important are the debates? Are there too many primary debates? Should we worry about the debates being too focused on entertainment? What should we look for in the … Continue reading

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