The Democratic primary contenders go under the hot lights tonight at their first debate. The debate airs on CNN, beginning at 8:30 p.m..
What to look for:
More questions about the two things every American can't stop thinking about: Benghazi and Hillary Clinton's email server.
Can a feisty Bernie Sanders
score points on Clinton
? If this gets ugly, it'll be like watching your grandparents fight. Assuming your family goes to the mat over living-wage policy.
The other three guys and how to spot them:
(might bring guitar)
(might wear combat boots)
Lincoln Chafee (might say anything)
Topics Chafee has broached on Twitter
in the last two weeks: boys and violence, corporate tax evasion, drone strikes, climate change, Palestinian intifada, suspending executions, mental health in Gaza, bombing weddings in Saudi Arabia, grammar, prescription-drug prices, sexual abuse of refugees, "winter is coming," Colombia, the Marshall Islands, President Buhari of Nigeria, the UN, Edward Snowden, World War I, Hampton (N.H.) Community Picnic, and Burkina Faso.
Rand Paul is live-streaming
his whole day. So far, it's been a lot of driving around and listening to classic rock. We've all been there.
Trump has already stolen half the day's media by promising to live tweet the debate.