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

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.

They let Trump be Trump, and it was bad

September 27
But will it matter?

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

Their supporters might want to think again.
Barbara Brotman
September 26

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

For free in-flight entertainment, I'll keep the window shade up.
Eliot Nelson
September 26

Heads up! Here's your guide to political lingo

In time for a new administration, you'll want to know the term for pundits who look like cadavers after not removing TV makeup.
Jim Davidson
September 26

Counterpoint: Solar and wind are viable, not just 'feel-good' climate solutions

And to protect the world's poor, stop carbon pollution immediately, don't "wait and see."
September 26
Extreme close-up images of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and...

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

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton should be fact-checked and challenged, and let the chips fall as they may
Allison Graves
September 25

PolitiFact: Clinton charge against Trump not clear-cut

At issue is a three-year-old donation to an attorney general whose office was considering an investigation of his "sham university."
Keith Ellison
September 25

Counterpoint: The political contrasts couldn't be more obvious

Some Democrats look at the polls and think it'll be OK to sit out this election. But the polls are tightening. We need to get out and vote.
September 25

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

So far we've heard about resolve and revenge, but few details.
September 24

Federal Reserve struggles to find the path forward

Central bank would be helped by sound U.S. economic policy.
Kirk Anderson
September 24

The Secret History of the Commission on Presidential Debates

With the two major party nominees -- and no one else -- about to square off, it's time to revisit the thrilling misadventures that guaranteed voters would never learn about alternative candidates or ideas.
September 24

St. Cloud's cohesive spirit shines through

In the week after a man stabbed 10 people at a mall, this city's remarkable calm reflected years of community bridge-building.
mike meyers
September 24

If the system's 'rigged,' it's long been in Trump's favor

Over decades, he's taken the art of tapping taxpayer largesse and exploiting tax law loopholes to heights few have approached.
September 24

America has lived through an 'age of terror' before

From the 1880s to the 1920s, anarchist "propaganda by deed" — often expressed with dynamite — routinely rocked the U.S. and Europe. The loose extremist network looked a bit like today's.
John Rash
September 23
David Baker, the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, right, gi...

'Gridiron Glory' exhibit shows NFL's hold on U.S.

Despite its challenges, the league will likely endure.
Jim McCrery
September 23

There's more than trade to lose by rejecting Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. credibility — not to mention economic leadership in Asia — would take a devastating hit.
Brian M. Miller
September 23

Education-based high school athletics are an extension of the classroom

A football game between two schools with no previous connection provided good lessons.
Daniel W. Drezner
September 23

Here's why I'm not TOO worried about a Trump victory

Each time Trump edges closer, Clinton's lukewarm supporters feel the heat.
September 22

Bullying executives won't result in lower prescription drug costs

Congress needs to allow Medicare to negotiate prices, among other steps.
Thomas Patterson
September 22

How news coverage has tarnished Clinton

By making much ado over her e-mails, the media has buried her qualifications and policies.
Mitch Pearlstein
September 22

Editorial counterpoint: Absenteeism issue missed a big point – the kids

For all the barriers to learning and efforts at school reform, what happened to showing up?
Kurt Ullrich
September 22

Friday night lights: It's who we are, who we want to be

Similarities trump differences under the lights in town after town.
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