American Democracy

Moderated by Ms. Cameron, Mr. Buchanan and former Senator Daschle debated the question “Democracy at the Crossroads: Does… read more

Moderated by Ms. Cameron, Mr. Buchanan and former Senator Daschle debated the question “Democracy at the Crossroads: Does Our System Work?” They made opening statements and then answered questions from panelists. Topics included the Bush presidency, the Iraq war, immigration, the three branches of government, the U.S. economy, and conservative and liberal ideologies.

Mr. Buchanan was a senior adviser to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan and ran unsuccessfully for the 1992 Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Buchanan has written six books and has been a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and host of Mutual Radio’s “Buchanan and Company.” In 1993 he founded The American Cause, an educational foundation dedicated to the principles of freedom, federalism, limited government, traditional values and a foreign policy that puts America first.

Former Senator Daschle was served as a Democrat from South Dakota from 1979-1987 in the House and 1987-2005 in the Senate. He served as co-chair of the Democratic Policy Committee, Democratic Conference (1989-1999); minority leader (1995-2001; 2003-2005); and majority leader (2001-2003). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Senate in 2004.

The Tom McCall Forum is an annual debate between a liberal and a conservative who are nationally known. The 24th annual forum was held at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. close

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American Democracy

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Portland, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
Mar 4, 2006
Last Aired:
Jul 3, 2006

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  • Mar 04, 2006 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 2006 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2006 | 3:23pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 2006 | 5:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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