Jim Lehrer moderated 12 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012. His lessons on how to run a debate should be studied by today's moderators, writes a former presidential speechwriter.
Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Why do some people think that Bernie Sanders isn't electable and Joe Biden is? Does anyone really know what makes one candidate seem electable while another doesn’t?
In the first debate featuring former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, scholars note the challenges facing women leaders and the diminishing power of labor unions.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for far more federal spending for schools in low-income areas.
The Democratic nomination is still very much up for grabs, with Bernie Sanders having a narrow win in New Hampshire.
Seven candidates met on the debate stage in New Hampshire on Feb. 7. We asked three scholars to pick out some of the night's biggest moments.
Every Democratic presidential candidate plans to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, but they differ in how to get there.
At the Jan. 14 debate, held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six candidates clashed on jobs, Iran and more.
Predictions about how a woman presidential candidate might fare in 2020 are largely speculation, writes a political scientist, because there isn't enough experience to base those predictions on.
Scholars explain important moments in the Democratic presidential debate on Dec. 19.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
Paid family leave and pay equity came up, but on the whole, the remaining Democratic candidates tend to give 'women's issues' short shrift.
Americans want government to serve them, but don't have confidence that it actually can.
The problems facing America are unrestrained capitalism and corruption, said the Democratic presidential candidates over two nights of debates. Or was that really Teddy Roosevelt speaking?
Charisma may be a necessary trait for getting elected – but it also discourages voters from independent moral deliberation about a potential leader's qualifications to govern.
Micro-targeted online advertising has destroyed how Americans share experiences and a common knowledge base. The fix for this societal and political problem is as simple now as it was in 1840.