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Commentary: Trump fails test as military chief Commentary: Trump fails test as military chief
5 hours ago - - DOYLE McMANUS
The main challenge for Donald Trump in his first debate with Hillary Clinton this week was always clear: He needed to pass the commander in chief test. And he failed. [Read More]
Commentary: The death of idealism Commentary: The death of idealism
5 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This presidential election is a contest between the oldest of the baby boomers. Yet Donald Trump, 70, and Hillary Clinton, 68, represent two very different decades in the formation of that generation. [Read More]
Commentary: Two against one in first debate Commentary: Two against one in first debate
5 hours ago - - JAY AMBROSE
It was two against one in the Monday night presidential debate. We had moderator Lester Holt and Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: 7th-grade bully seeks presidency Commentary: 7th-grade bully seeks presidency
1 day ago - - NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Donald Trump displayed an excellent version of the stern squint in the presidential debate. Many of us men are familiar with this expression, because we practice it at age 13 in the hope that it will impress girls. [Read More]
Commentary: Advice for second debate Commentary: Advice for second debate
1 day ago - - CAL THOMAS
Donald Trump scored a gentleman’s “C” in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film “Westworld.” [Read More]
Commentary: The Age of Creeping Genius Commentary: The Age of Creeping Genius
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If everyone’s a genius, is anyone a genius? [Read More]
Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse Commentary: GOP left with buyer's remorse
2 days ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
What happened in America on Monday night was that two famous people went door-to-door, dropping in to visit with more than 84 million people who had mostly known them only from afar, having watched occasionally as they were being praised and cheered or vilified and caricatured. [Read More]
Commentary: Is TV debate best way to choose? Commentary: Is TV debate best way to choose?
3 days ago -
There are some misconceptions about the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that may be relevant to Monday night’s oratorical tilt between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's missed opportunities Commentary: Trump's missed opportunities
3 days ago - - BYRON YORK
As he prepared for the crucial first presidential debate, Donald Trump knew moderator Lester Holt would bring up the birther issue. He knew Holt would raise Trump’s tax returns. [Read More]
Commentary: How could we elect Trump? Commentary: How could we elect Trump?
3 days ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
My reaction to the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debate can be summarized with one word: “How?” [Read More]
AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again AS I SEE IT: Restore our pillars to be great again
4 days ago -
America went from being a colonial backwater to the greatest country in the history of the world because of three strong pillars: natural law, civic virtue and economic patriotism. [Read More]
Commentary: Progressive family values Commentary: Progressive family values
4 days ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
Here’s what happens every election cycle: Pundits demand that politicians offer the country new ideas. Then, if and when a candidate actually does propose innovative policies, the news media pays little attention, chasing scandals or, all too often, fake scandals instead. [Read More]
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