Latest from Margaret Sullivan
As a woman of color, the debate moderator was able to broach the issue of race with the seriousness and authenticity it demands.
  • Oct 23, 2020
It remains unclear, though, whether tweaks to Thursday’s debate format will help.
  • Oct 20, 2020
After Trump bailed on a scheduled debate, the network rewarded him by gifting him an event on his own terms, opposite ABC’s Biden town hall.
  • Oct 15, 2020
The New York University ranking includes Ta-Nehisi Coates, #MeToo, Trump finances — and makes a case for the enduring power of essential reporting.
  • Oct 14, 2020
At their best, debates serve an essential purpose. But not the way they’ve been going this cycle.
  • Oct 8, 2020
This time, it only took the megaphone of the presidency — amplified by journalists trying to seem neutral — for Trump’s falsehoods to go viral, a Harvard study found.
  • Oct 7, 2020
Not a single administration statement deserves to be taken at face value. That privilege has been forfeited.
  • Oct 2, 2020
Could the veteran newsman have done better? Maybe not. But there’s no point in having two more debates like this.
  • Sep 30, 2020
But in fact, scandals uncovered by journalists have slowly but surely taken a toll on the president.
  • Sep 26, 2020
When the wildfires are burning, we must have our candidates address how the planet is heating up — and dispense with topics of partisan pandering.
  • Sep 24, 2020
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