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Trump's America: No fat chicks

By Jill Filipovic
In doubling down on his past fat-shaming of Alicia Machado, Donald Trump shows he's out of touch in 2016 America, where public figures can no longer get away with using weight as a tool of sexist humiliation.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia looks on during a  bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House September 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. The President and the King were expected to discuss various issues including joint security and counter-terrorism efforts. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Will Saudis seek revenge for Congress' veto override?

By David A. Andelman
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom where the ruling family called the American president by his first name and where the royals' every demand was met unquestioningly in the interest of mutual profit and security in a most insecure region.

Bill de Blasio: Trump is wrong on stop and frisk

By Bill de Blasio
New York's mayor says stop and frisk didn't spark the drop in New York City's crime rates; crime fell substantially before the height of stop and frisk and has fallen since its use was scaled back

A Chicago (tough) love letter

By Jason Kravarik
On Monday, television showcased the best and worst of Chicago with Donald Trump's focus on the toll taken by urban violence there while the Chicago Cubs won their 100th game for the first season since 1935. The city has much to be proud of but also a history of awful drug and gang violence, Jason Kravaraik writes
HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

What the debaters failed to say

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
Peter Bergen: Very little attention in the debate was devoted to Afghanistan and Syria, two of the biggest challenges facing the new president

How important is 'presidential temperament'?

By Peggy Drexler
There's a general consensus of what that entails, says Peggy Drexler: confidence, optimism, strong character, willingness to ignore one's emotions under pressure. Do the candidates meet the criteria?

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    QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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      QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    By John D. Sutter, CNN
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