Election debates

A Calm, Cool, and Presidential Joe Biden Won the ‘Debate’ That Wasn’t

A Calm, Cool, and Presidential Joe Biden Won the ‘Debate’ That Wasn’t A Calm, Cool, and Presidential Joe Biden Won the ‘Debate’ That Wasn’t

In stark contrast to Trump’s desperate bravado, Biden explained, “It is the presidential responsibility to lead.”

Oct 16, 2020 / John Nichols

Kamala Harris looks to her left.

Kamala Harris Put Mike Pence in His Place Kamala Harris Put Mike Pence in His Place

She dictated the terms of the debate, and she knew exactly how to handle the vice president’s efforts to talk over her.

Oct 8, 2020 / Sasha Abramsky

Kamala Harris Made It Look Easy. It Wasn’t.

Kamala Harris Made It Look Easy. It Wasn’t. Kamala Harris Made It Look Easy. It Wasn’t.

Harris needed to show us she could beat Vice President Mike Pence—and stay smiling. She did that and more.

Oct 8, 2020 / Joan Walsh

Kamala Harris Called Out Covid Lies and Guilty Men

Kamala Harris Called Out Covid Lies and Guilty Men Kamala Harris Called Out Covid Lies and Guilty Men

The Democratic nominee for vice president won a critical debate against Vice President Mike Pence with facts, figures, and a demand for accountability.

Oct 8, 2020 / John Nichols

The Man Protected by ‘Mother’ Has Rarely Dealt With a Woman Like Kamala

The Man Protected by ‘Mother’ Has Rarely Dealt With a Woman Like Kamala The Man Protected by ‘Mother’ Has Rarely Dealt With a Woman Like Kamala

It won’t be easy for him.

Oct 7, 2020 / Joan Walsh

Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Tonight With ‘The Nation’

Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Tonight With ‘The Nation’ Watch the Vice Presidential Debate Tonight With ‘The Nation’

Join us to watch Kamala Harris confront Mike Pence, because friends don’t let friends watch election debates alone. 

Oct 7, 2020 / The Nation

Trump speaks with his right hand up, gesturing.

Trump in the Debate: None Dare Call It Treason Trump in the Debate: None Dare Call It Treason

He’s now in a fascist halfway house—not able to abolish the election process entirely, but secure enough to wink and nod to neo-Nazi street-fighters.

Oct 1, 2020 / Signal:Noise / Sasha Abramsky

Yes, That Debate Was a Shit Show

Yes, That Debate Was a Shit Show Yes, That Debate Was a Shit Show

If the election goes anything like the first debate, Trump will cheat brazenly—but maybe not get away with it.

Sep 30, 2020 / Joan Walsh

Will Someone Please Wake Me Up?

Will Someone Please Wake Me Up? Will Someone Please Wake Me Up?

The first presidential debate made unmistakably plain: Voting is just the beginning of this fight. Anyone who tells you otherwise is dreaming.

Sep 30, 2020 / D.D. Guttenplan

With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy

With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy With Help From Chris Wallace, Trump Attacked American Democracy

Enabled by the weak moderation, the president used the debate to legitimize a hate group and threaten intimidation at the polling station.

Sep 30, 2020 / Jeet Heer

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