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End the debate over campaign debates

Sep 21, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

In the debate over debates between Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and his challenger, Democrat Ben Jealous, voters lose.

After seven weeks of back and forth, the two candidates have agreed to one debate, on Sept. 24, hosted by Maryland Public Television. That's it.

Bickering over when and how to debate suits the candidates by making it less likely they'll have to answer questions in front of an audience whose members are not waving campaign signs. But the decision leaves voters less ...