Debating the Real Issues: Human Rights and the Presidential Campaign (The Mantle)

Whilst we all watched perhaps the most pointless debate in presidential history last week, I found myself wondering whether there will actually be any real substance to any of these debates. Has political theater taken total control of the American political process? I mean, yes, I support Big Bird and I had a good laugh tracking Twitter during the debate, but at what point do the candidates get serious and move from offering sound bites and zingers to actually talking about and debating the real issues? There are important decisions to be made by the next president, and the American public deserves real discourse about them. They deserve to see the real issues front and center, not swept under the rug or simplified into quippy one-liners. Read more…

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