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Heilemann: Obama Nails the Debate Trifecta

You might be able to argue that McCain won more specific points, but his cranky tone and incessant smirks practically handed the debate to Obama.

By John Heilemann

One Last Time: Where to Watch the Debates

Here's a roundup of some of the bars that will be hosting debate-watching parties tonight. C'mon, you weren't going to watch sober, were you?

By Mike Vilensky

McCain’s Five Oldest Debate Moments

McCain didn't help himself last night by repeatedly doing and saying things that, frankly, made him seem even older than he already appears.

By Dan Amira

Matthew Yglesias and Garrett M. Graff on the Election’s Generational Divide

Think Progress blogger Matthew Yglesias and Garrett M. Graff, author of 'The First Campaign' and editor at large for the 'Washingtonian,' discuss the generational split among voters, how our economy might be transformed for the better, and why, in the election, technology and innovation is the elephant in the room.

McCain Calls Obama ‘That One’: Why?

McCain calling Obama “that one” is being dissected by political observers, who, in a testament to the moment’s weirdness, haven’t come close to a consensus on its meaning.

By Dan Amira