There is one big storyline heading into Wednesday’s Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library — Donald Trump against all comers. But there are subplots aplenty. Just about everyone onstage has something to prove.
Should moderators fact-check candidates during debates?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first presidential debate tonight, and the campaigns disagree on what the role of the moderator should be. Should moderators fact-check candidates during debates?
"This column is not what you think it is going to be. Because I have moderated two general election debates -- in 2004 and 2008 -- I know better than to carp from the sidelines. But that hasn't stopped the requests that have poured in every day for a month, as news outlets from around the world have asked my opinion on debate moderation."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.