John R. Bolton

Donald Trump has a point about NATO

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Trump is calling for a debate about improving and strengthening NATO. The debate is well worth having.

US President Barack Obama laughs during a press conference following a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May (not pictured) on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016. G20 leaders confront a sluggish global economy and the winds of populism as they open annual talks, but the long war in Syria and the South China Sea territorial dispute hang over the summit. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

JEFF JACOBY

Obama has shed his vanity. Just ask him

The world is more dangerous under Barack Obama. But he is confident that no one else could have done better.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump leave the stage after the first debate at Hofstra University Monday.

Michael A. Cohen

Hillary Clinton got under Donald Trump’s skin

In every way, Clinton out-classed, out-smarted, and out-worked Trump during the debate.

Donald Trump spoke with the media after Monday’s debate.

EDITORIAL

A valuable check on a shallow candidate

Does anyone really think Donald Trump looked like a credible president of the United States at Monday’s debate?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton walked off the stage after the debate.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Donald Trump’s alternative universe

The scary part is that millions of voters have already taken up residence in Trump World.

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Opinion | Laura Colarusso

Facing hunger on college campuses

Increasingly, students who are struggling to pay tuition don’t have enough left over for food.

Dan Wasserman

Trump’s 400-pound hacker, and other debate cartoons

Editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman examines Monday night’s debate.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: President Barack Obama watches first lady Michelle Obama embracing former president George Bush, accompanied by his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, while participating in the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture September 24, 2016 in Washington, DC, before the museum opens to the public later that day. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall featuring African American history and culture in the US. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Editorial

The humanity of a bipartisan hug

The image of Michelle Obama hugging George W. Bush is important in an era when politics mainly divide.

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Alex Beam

Big Papi’s tips for aging writers

The baseball player knows when to quit.

DANTE RAMOS

Hey MBTA, take the hint on overnight service

Give the advocacy group TransitMatters credit for keeping this alive an issue that matters to service workers.

Boston, MA--9/26/2016--US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz (cq) announced that a civil rights investigation found a pattern of race-based harassment and discrimination at Boston Latin School. The exterior is photographed, on Monday, September 26, 2016. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: 27BLS Reporter: Milton Valencia

Editorial

Boston Latin needs more diversity

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz found that there was a climate of racial discrimination and harassment at the school.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he walks off stage after a roundtable event, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/John Locher)

SCOT LEHIGH

Donald Trump, the sore loser

Donald Trump loses the debate and goes into grouse mode.

Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters after Monday’s debate.

ERIC FEHRNSTROM

Hillary Clinton not good enough to stop her slide

Clinton’s campaign is rapidly losing altitude, a fact that her supporters and the press can no longer deny.

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Michael A. Cohen

Hillary Clinton got under Donald Trump’s skin

In every way, Clinton out-classed, out-smarted, and out-worked Trump during the debate.

SCOT LEHIGH

Only one person on that stage was presidential

You couldn’t watch the debate and come away thinking that Donald Trump was a passably knowledgeable candidate.

Letters

White evangelicals buoy Trump — in spite of everything they believe in

“I wish this 78 percent could see that Trump stands in opposition to everything that it means to actually be a Christian.” — The Rev. Nathaniel Manderson

Letters

Trump’s campaign is an assault on truth and reason

“Trump’s message is: ‘You’re all alone — except for me.’ Consider how devastating this kind of intellectual disarmament is.” — Charles S. White

From Globe Ideas

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

Were we watching the same debate?

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Ideas | Kelly O’Brien

Why your smartphone is so hard to ignore

Face the facts: You’re not really multitasking when you’re doing multiple things on your phone.

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