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Why Debate Moderators Matter

October 15, 2012 The platonic ideal of a presidential-debate moderator is like the psychoanalyst who uses silence as a therapeutic tool. He or she sits out of sight of the patient, opens the session with a general question, and doesn’t say much beyond “Tell me more about that” and “Time’s up.” The technique ...

Rick Santorum suspends presidential bid

April 10, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the socially conservative former senator who was Mitt Romney’s chief remaining rival for the GOP nomination, said on Tuesday he was suspending his White House bid. Santorum announced his decision in Gettysburg, a day after his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, was released from the hospital. It ...