Here is the latest installment of my observations of the American Presidential race. August and September were ugly, and as one of the commentators on fivethirtyeight put it, you never can underestimate the media. As the media outlets focus on the "dead heat" of the polls and the birther controversy (which really is NOT a controversy), serious policy questions about economic inequality, foreign policy, gun control, gender, Black Lives Matter, and racism in America.