At the first debate, it became abundantly clear that Clinton stands a very good chance of becoming the first woman president. Joanna Weiss writes that is worthy of a little dance of joy.
The overwhelming emotion the debate left the viewer with was melancholy, writes John Sivolella. Maybe it was the realization that the electorate deserves better.
Manufacturing isn't coming back, writes Rich Barlow. Instead of indulging voters' impossible dreams, the candidates should put forth realistic ideas for creating jobs.
Many viewers will tune in for the show rather than the substance. They’ll be watching partly to see which version of Donald Trump will decide to make an appearance on stage.
The candidates know the stakes: Persuade undecided voters and the election is theirs.
What’s shocking is how little effort he’s made to control himself as a candidate, writes Steve Almond.
Donald Trump's family leave policy may be a joke, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, but the shortcomings it lays bare are systemic.
Steve Almond examines the media’s double standard.
She’s been hounded relentlessly for decades, and it’s made her want to hide everything. Her response is both natural -- and unacceptable, writes Janna Malamud Smith.
How can so many voters still be unsure who they'll vote for, wonders Rich Barlow.
The press is blowing Clinton’s minor illness way out of proportion, writes Steve Almond.
Shocking as it may be to many, the candidate written off by pundits a month ago could well become the 45th president of the United States.
Team Clinton has to face the fact that their candidate is going to have to win the election, not simply wait for Trump to lose it.
Steve Almond: Read this if you don't want to wind up with Sylvester McMonkey McBean as the leader of the free world.
A rhyming opinion piece from our poet of the political scene, Erika Fine.
Abedin has finally called it quits with the sexting Anthony Weiner, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, and our response to her saga reveals some unsettling truths.
Thomas J. Whalen looks at how the party of Abraham Lincoln became the party of Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's foreign policy speech last week was more coherent than his earlier pronouncements on the topic, writes William Keylor. But other parts of the address were replete with exaggerations and misstatements.
Low-information voters will form the base of the Trump Party’s support, writes Tim Snyder. Schilling seemed to claim this as a badge of honor.