National Commentary

What can we expect from Clinton and Trump in the debate?

CHRIS CILLIZZA

If you're a political junkie like me — or, heck, even if you aren't — you have been...

National Commentary

Maybe crime's not rising, but voters think it is

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“For now, the most responsible reaction to the 2015 crime data is neither ‘the sky is falling’ nor ‘move along, nothing to see here.’ Vigilance for 2016 and beyond is appropriate,” writes Megan McArdle.


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Everyone wants police reform. But how do we achieve it?

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We must do something to reduce the growing tension between police and communities of color. The hard part is finding common ground.


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A night of sniffles and utter incoherence

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“What could be worse than to be sick, sniffling through his first presidential debate just days after he was challenging Hillary Clinton's health and, during the debate, taunting her lack of stamina,” writes Kathleen Parker. “Trump's own stamina was not, shall we say, in abundance...


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Winners and losers from the 1st presidential debate

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“Clinton was head and shoulders above Trump,” writes Chris Cillizza. “She was, unsurprisingly, very well prepared — using a slew of facts and figures to not only make her positive case but to also slam Trump.”


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Clinton shifts the election in her direction

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“Clinton shifted the contest her way during her party's convention,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “She did it again during Monday night's debate.”


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Trump's false claim that stop and frisk in NYC wasn't ruled unconstitutional

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“Kudos to Holt for sticking to the facts here,” writes Michelle Ye Hee Lee. “He precisely made it clear that stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York, whereas Trump resorted to word games.”


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If the Latino vote is taken for granted, the sleeping giant will never awaken

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“Why should Latinos be expected to turn out to vote when so little attention is paid to them?” asks Esther J. Cepeda. “They seem to matter only to journalists hot to publish overly simplistic reports proclaiming that Hispanics will either be decisive or again fail to punch their...


National Commentary

What can we expect from Clinton and Trump in the debate?

CHRIS CILLIZZA

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 amazing number given the splintering of TV viewership over the past...


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The real threat to the constitution Is Trump

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“He knows as much about the Constitution as he does about taxidermy,” writes Steve Chapman. “The real problem is his disdain for the notion that it should hinder him from doing whatever he wants.


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FDA is striking dangerous deals with reporters

MEGAN MCARDLE

The FDA's “close hold” embargo is an innovation I'd never heard of, however: It forbids reporters to talk to any third parties until the embargo date and time.


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