The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates across the state of Illinois (pop. 1.7 million in 1860) between August 21st and October 15th.

Explain to me why the Democrats don’t want this to happen? ¬†When they are practically hanging from the rafters demanding that Republican congressmen do likewise?

At the moment, there is only one debate scheduled — and that one is not particularly accessible to Virginians: the Virginia Bar Association debate on 22 June.

…at the Homestead. ¬†Which is practically West By God Virginia (duly noted).

More from the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Graham Moomaw here.