The Desert Sun is holding a series of eight point-counterpoint columns and online video debates on the presidential campaign through November.
From July 17 to Oct. 23 from 2-2:30 p.m. every other Tuesday, visitors to mydesert.com can watch local Democratic and Republican leaders debate stances on the issues taken by President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Columns on the issues will appear in The Desert Sun on the day of the debates.
The first debate between Justin Blake and Dick Oliphant on striking the right balance between debt and taxes took place on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Rewatch the debate in full here:
All videos will be archived at www.mydesert.com/debates.