Tag: elections

  • Presidential Debates: A Short History Long on Influence

    On this date in 1960, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy participated in the first presidential general election debate. Here are some things you may not have known about that debate and those that followed. The famous 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas were held while the men were running for Senate. The […]

  • Election Special: Third Parties

    The American political system is dominated by two major parties, the Democrats on the left, and the Republicans on the right. However other parties have a long history of affecting the outcome of elections and changing the priorities of the major parties. Today, we’ll look at the history of so-called third parties in the United […]

  • Election Special: Political Conventions

    On this week’s election special we look at the history of the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions. The Democrats have convened this week in Philadelphia and picked Hillary Clinton as their nominee for November’s presidential election. The Republican party met last week in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump as its standard bearer. The first […]