Republican Debates

Republicans Debate
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Republican presidential hopefuls line up on stage before the first Republican presidential primary debate of the 2008 election at the Ronald Reagan Library, Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Simi Valley, Calif. Copyright © 2014 The Associated Press

The Parties Are Ruining the Primary Debates

During this election, the Republican and Democratic parties have asserted unprecedented control over the primary debates, and the results have been disastrous.