For a rancorous first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, there was a whole lot that went unsaid.
Unemployment is coming off double-digit rates in the spring after government shutdowns to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, yet joblessness is still high. But the candidates didn’t delve deeply into solutions for joblessness before cross-talk reigned. The same goes for the prospect of another round of fiscal stimulus and more federal unemployment benefits.
Health care costs were another issue discussed briefly before turning into a slugfest. Meanwhile, millions of renters could be facing eviction starting next year, but interruptions — many from Trump — crowded out talk on that issue.