Opinion

Listen: Dissecting the presidential debate

A record audience watched the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hear the "Playing Politics" analysis from WCCO Radio's John Williams and the Star Tribune Editorial Board's John Rash and Patricia Lopez.
Editorial

First debate: Steady Clinton put unprepared Trump on the defensive

The GOP nominee wasn't up to the task in first presidential debate.
Commentary

The first debate: Few thought Trump starred in this reality show

Commentary across the nation panned the Republican's ill-tempered, ill-prepared ramblings, while Clinton drew mild, mixed reviews.
Commentary

They let Trump be Trump, and it was bad

But will it matter?
Commentary

In close race, votes for Stein and Johnson could help Trump

Commentary

Heads up! Here's your guide to political lingo

Commentary

Taking a grand tour of Planet Earth from 36,000 feet

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Here's why debate moderators MUST expose the lying liars tonight

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Counterpoint: The political contrasts couldn't be more obvious

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Clinton, Trump need to explain how they'd fight terror

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