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Fresh perspective — Here’s what the U.S. presidential race looks like from abroad.

A tribute from across the aisle — Remembering George McGovern. And the liberal standard-bearer’s ideological opposite, Bob Dole, has kind words, writing that McGovern was “a true gentleman who was one of the finest public servants I had the privilege to know.”

High-stakes debate — Why Monday night’s debate is so important, and how each candidate needs to strike the right balance in tone and substance.

Table that motion — Inspiration for your next “working lunch” is in Tom Sietsema’s fall dining guide.

Knock, knock... — Our colleagues at the Reliable Source scoured the latest White House visitor logs in search of celebrity visits... and there’s no shortage of starry guests.