Dianne Bystrom

Director of Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics

Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. She’s contributed or co-edited  20 books on political campaigns and women and politics.

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Last night’s final presidential debate was almost traditional at the beginning—with disagreements on substantive issues crisply delivered by both candidates.

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Last night’s final presidential debate was almost traditional at the beginning—with disagreements on substantive issues crisply delivered by both candidates.

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