Republican presidential candidates Nikki Haley, and Sen. Tim Scott stand on stage with their hands on their hearts at the Republican presidential primary debate last month
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Prof. Daniel Martinez HoSang of Yale University discusses the rising popularity of the far-right with people of colour – what he calls multicultural white supremacy.
Up for debate?
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Long treated as a sign of anxiety or a delaying tactic, ‘filled pauses’ are a linguistic trick to signal that what you are about to say might be complicated.
Republican nominee Donald Trump gestures as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during the final presidential debate in 2016.
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Debates have played an important part in the American political process. And when candidates don’t participate, democracy suffers.
Eight presidential candidates on stage during Kenya’s first presidential debate in 2013.
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In principle, political debates should showcase an aspiring leader’s vision. It’s a lofty goal given their current format in Kenya.
Candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump at the final presidential debate.
From laughter to funneled lips, the presidential candidates at their last debate signaled via expressions and non-verbal responses what they were feeling.
Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence face off in a debate on Oct. 7, 2020.
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Who belongs a heartbeat away from the president?
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Mike Pence and Kamala Harris take centre stage this week to show voters who they are without their running mates in the room. This could also be a look-ahead to 2024.
The first debate of the U.S. presidential election was a disturbing but unsurprising display of white privileged masculinity.
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Bullying tactics are increasingly under scrutiny, yet the display we saw during the first U.S. presidential debate is proof that some men still think those old rules are still at play.
Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, left, had something to celebrate after the 1988 vice presidential debate. Quayle not so much.
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A saucy, perfectly delivered retort by Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen didn’t hurt the Bush-Quayle ticket. But it dogged Dan Quayle for the rest of his political career.
When a debate becomes just a fight.
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Functional political debates, like healthy democracies, require participants who respect the process and follow mutually agreed-upon rules.
The Conversation’s experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Voters could know more about how each of these men think.
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Three new approaches in the field of competitive academic debate offer ideas that could help presidential debates serve both their public purposes.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney (L) and Democratic candidate, U.S. President Barack Obama (R) during the 2012 presidential debate in Denver on Oct. 3, moderated by Jim Lehrer.
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.
Host Jack Barry, middle, is flanked by contestants on ‘21,’ a 1950s TV game show.
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The only satisfactory debate arrangement everyone agreed to nearly 60 years ago largely remains in place today – the game show format.
Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the stage in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
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Learn more about the economic issues that were debated by the Democratic presidential candidates in Atlanta on Nov. 20.
Was this event on September 12, 2019, really a debate?
Debates may help voters identify which candidate shares their views but they do not help them think critically about those views. That’s because presidential debates don’t live up to their name.
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley holds a town hall in South Carolina on Aug. 28, 2023.
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While other countries set strict limits on the length of campaigns, American presidential races have become drawn-out, yearslong affairs. It wasn’t always this way.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
Armed members of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps guard a gate of the brigade headquarters in Depok last May after several police officers were injured during a riot involving detained terrorists.
Recent research in 59 Indonesian prisons found that providing economic incentives to start a new life is not an effective approach to quelling radical terrorist inmates.
Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (second left) and Prabowo Subianto (second right) greet each other at the debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 January 2019.
No concrete measures to eradicate corruption were offered by the two candidates – Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Prabowo Subianto – in the latest presidential debate.