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Monday, September 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
    As the first of three scheduled presidential debates approaches, we're about to go through what's become a quadrennial misconception about how to choose our president: that debates are an especially valuable way of helping...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Like it or not, the decision we make in this November's election will be a choice on behalf of the entire world. How we vote will determine whether the forces of democracy, openness and religious tolerance remain strong, or...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
    Boxing promoter and businessman Don King, a longtime Republican, Trump pal and casino-business associate, was supposed to stand up at a black Cleveland church and tell black Americans why they should vote for Trump.   ...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
    In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist, are no longer needed. They tell us that in today’s...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
    I don't envy Lester Holt. No matter what he does in the first presidential debate, he'll be denounced. But this certainty should be liberating. If you know the brickbats will come one way or the other, you might as well do...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
    There are predictions that Monday night’s presidential debate will “shatter records,” as one recent headline put it, drawing a Super Bowl-size audience of more than 100 million viewers.     They...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
    It was no surprise that in the first hours after the New York and New Jersey bombing attacks, the culprit was widely suggested to be a "lone wolf." The term, used to describe an individual inspired by others but acting on...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
    The bombing and attempted attacks in New York and New Jersey have further raised legitimate fears that the U.S. may be entering a dangerous era of homegrown terrorism. It's worth remembering how the country endured similar...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
    No heavyweight prize fight has been more anticipated than Monday night's televised square-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with NBC News anchor Lester Holt as moderator or, perhaps, referee separating them in the...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
    This is a remarkable exchange from an interview with Donald Trump on Fox and Friends this morning:     QUESTIONER: Lester Holt -- should he be a moderator, and just ask questions, or should he be a fact checker,...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The world is a mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease and violence.     That’s about the only thing...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
    With a big debate coming up on Monday, there has been a lot of talk about how to moderate the discussion. Fortunately, Donald Trump's team has prepared the following list of suggestions so that the debate will be as Fair and...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Here’s what we can be fairly sure will happen in Monday’s presidential debate: Donald Trump will lie repeatedly and grotesquely, on a variety of subjects. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton might say a couple of untrue things. Or...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 1:00pm
    The climate is changing in dangerous ways, and we are responsible for most of these changes. This is not a matter of conjecture or political opinion - it is the conclusion of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists, based on...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:00am
    If you're a political junkie like me - or, heck, even if you aren't - you have been waiting a very long time for Monday night's presidential debate. Estimates are that 80 million to 100 million people will watch - an...
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