Martin Schram: Republicans left with post-debate buyer’s remorse

In a real sense, millions of Americans got to know Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton a lot better after spending an hour-and-a-half with them in their parlors, living rooms and rec rooms.

  • Sep 29th, 2016

Walter Shapiro: Donald Trump and the second battle of the sexes

After controlling himself for the first two questions, Donald Trump discarded all the advice that he must have received from debate handlers.

  • Sep 28th, 2016

Andres Oppenheimer: We need answers about Trump’s foreign policy stances, international business

There are many other reasons to worry, including the fact that Trump would be the Islamic State’s dream president — one who would unite the whole Muslim world against the United States.

  • Sep 24th, 2016

RedBlueAmerica: Who will save America’s white underclass?

We’re talking about multiple states where a significant chunk of the white working class struggles to get by.”

  • Sep 24th, 2016

Doyle McManus: Terrorism emerges again as issue in presidential campaign

It’s dangerous to call anything unprecedented, but I can’t remember a presidential campaign in which the candidates accused each other of being in league, wittingly or not, with the nation’s worst enemies.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Martin Schram: Civility in our time: A presidential debate strategy memo

In debates, it’s the debater whose prime job is challenging and even questioning his opponent. Moderators aren’t supposed to be the event’s central interrogators.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Heidi Stevens: A fight club that’s perfectly OK to talk about

New book is called “Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace)”

  • Sep 21st, 2016

Dahleen Glanton: MLK’s children sadly forget their father’s teachings

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave so much of himself to us that most African-Americans feel as though he was ours. But his children have guarded his legacy as if it only belonged to them.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Doyle McManus: Democrats don’t need to panic

As Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers have sagged, Democrats have started freaking out: What if the Clinton of 2016 is just as error-prone as the Clinton of 2008?

  • Sep 20th, 2016

Trudy Rubin: Trump’s praise for Putin shows just how dangerous he would be as president

Take a close look at what the Donald finds so appealing about the ruthless Putin, and you see what we could expect from a President Trump.

  • Sep 17th, 2016

Jay Ambrose: Some journalistic fumbles

You can’t call Sean Hannity lazy, can you? I mean he is boiling over with energy as he gives Donald Trump verbal hugs, reinterprets his fumbles to make them brilliant insights and somehow espies depths where the water is too shallow to dampen the soles of your shoes.

  • Sep 15th, 2016

Sharon Grigsby: Clinton’s big stumble and the growing unease over her candidacy

In this campaign, the ongoing attempts by Clinton loyalists to blame everyone but themselves and their candidate is a dangerous delusion that may culminate in Donald Trump winning the White House.

  • Sep 15th, 2016

Commentary: 15 years later, American spirit remains strong

Fifteen years later, our American spirit and resilience remains the best way to show terrorists that they will not succeed — that no matter what, we get back up and carry on without turning against one another.

  • Sep 10th, 2016

Commentary: Restoring our safety

At the end of 2015, according to a Gallup poll, Americans named terrorism the No. 1 problem facing the United States, and confidence in the government to protect us dropped to an all-time low.

  • Sep 10th, 2016

Carl P. Leubsdorf: Looming debates may be deciding factor for many

Since their conventions, the two candidates have done more to underscore their weaknesses than to stress their strengths.

  • Sep 8th, 2016

Doyle McManus: Undecided voters torn between ‘drunk uncle,’ chilly stepmother

After all the noise and drama of the last few months, what are these people waiting for?

  • Sep 8th, 2016

Dahleen Glanton: We still have several weeks until Election Day

n the next 60-plus days, you can bet that each of the presidential candidates will be putting on their best performance in hopes of getting a rave review on Election Day.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

The merits of keeping email formal

Those of you who equate emailing with texting could face dire consequences in how you are perceived.

  • Sep 7th, 2016

“Is The Colin Kaepernick Protest Unpatriotic?”

I think everyone has heard about the “protest” by Colin Kaepernick where he has remained seated during the National Anthem in the first three preseason games. And many people are angry.

  • Sep 6th, 2016

Rex Huppke: So much for a Trump pivot

Before a raucous crowd in Arizona, Trump returned to his natural center: angry, snarling, aggrieved and terrifying.

  • Sep 3rd, 2016