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Ana Cristina Ruelas (R), head of the press freedom group Article 19, and Manuel Camacho, president of La Doblevida public relations agency, speak during a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, June 6, 2018. EPA-EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

According to a press freedom group, during the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, which began in December 2012, at least 42 journalists have been murdered.

Donald Trump's catastrophic impact on the Republican Party

 11/28/2015 - 10:41

Believe me when I tell you that I feel no glee in contemplating the extinction of the Republican party. Still, given the current GOP's inability (unwillingness?) to shield itself from Donald Trump's meteor of destructive demagoguery, all the elements have been set in place for a dramatic crash and burn.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

Pushing back on the terms of the debate

 08/17/2015 - 11:07
"Fox Kids Table Debate: The 7 least popular GOP candidates" (Top row left to right: Rick Santorum, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry; bottom row left to right: Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore and George Pataki) by DonkeyHotey, Flickr.

The question landed with a thud, jarring in its bald bigotry: As President, would you order spying on mosques? The second-tier Republican presidential candidates scrambled to answer. The incident illuminates an under-discussed aspect of presidential debates: The power of debate moderators to set the terms of discussion.

Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias