The way the two major parties control the presidential debates is a perfect microcosm of how political debates are restricted in general. Though typically shrouded in secrecy, several facts about this process have recently come to light and they are quite instructive.
Journal of the Democratic Revolution
Vol. 2, No. 3: Democracy against Empire
"To the demands for withdrawal from Iraq and an end to imperialism, it is necessary to add the demand for a democratized defense." In this issue: The good news about Iraq Veterans Against the War; a democratic first: Costa Rica's national referendum on trade policy; how empire destroyed the American system of defense; the 2008 federal elections; discussions with the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, George Friday, Cynthia McKinney, Stacy Bannerman, Paul Buhle, and Glen Ford; poetry by Brandon Lacy Campos; Joseph Lindstrom on being "Over There" in the internet era; and more!