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  1. the national interest
    Here Are All Trump’s Advance Excuses for Biden’s Debate PerformanceFrom brain pills to secret earpieces.
  2. commuting
    We Solved the Holland Tunnel’s Disastrous Decoration CrisisThe Port Authority is conducting a poll to update the decorations, but we have another suggestion.
  3. french elections
    The French Presidential Debate Was Shades of Trump-ClintonVicious insults, an overwhelmed moderator, and talk about Hitler.
  4. 4 Answers Trump Could Have Given to Question About Accepting Election ResultsThat would have satisfied his base and not further damaged his candidacy.
  5. select all
    28 Funny Tweets That Summarized the DebatePuppets, Putin, and so many pivots.
  6. select all
    Trump Said ‘Bad Hombres’ and All of Twitter Responded With the Same Hair Joke“We have some bad hombres here and we’re gonna get them out.”
  7. The Top Dictionary Search During the Debate Was ‘Lepo.’ As in, ‘What’s a Lepo?’“What’s a lepo?”
  8. politics
    Will Trump Go Nuclear at the Debate — or Just Melt Down?A wounded Trump seems ready to lash out on Sunday night, but there may be no way for the candidate to avoid disaster.
  9. Kaine Lost the Debate, But May Have Fulfilled His MissionPence met his complex objectives quite well. Kaine had an easier job of hitting Trump’s weak points, which he did without much style.
  10. Pence’s Choice: Defend the GOP or Defend His BossPence has taken positions on foreign and domestic affairs very different from Trump’s. Can he credibly abandon his and his party’s entire record?
  11. Surprising Number of Debate-Watchers Saw What They Wanted To See: A Trump WinKeep in mind the people most likely to watch weren’t the undecided.
  12. Donald Trump Interrupted Hillary Clinton Many, Many, Many Times at the DebateI guess he just had a lot to say.
  13. Hillary Clinton Won the First Debate. What If That Doesn’t Move the Polls?It would indicate that American voters are so polarized that the race will come down to one key factor.
  14. Trump Gets Hit, Kasich Gets Boost in Fox DebateThe Fox debate in Detroit provided a good start for the anti-Trump cabal that aims for victory — for somebody — in Cleveland.
  15. early and often
    The Highlights of the 3rd Democratic Presidential DebateClinton once again dominated and Bernie apologized while O’Malley shouted for scraps — but everybody agreed about Donald Trump.
  16. early and often
    Watch the 3rd Democratic Debate With Daily IntelligencerExpect lots of questions about foreign policy. 
  17. GOP Candidates Whine About GreenroomsRepublicans believe in equality of opportunity, not of outcome.
  18. 2016
    Donald Trump Is Keeping His Fingers Crossed for a ‘Very Civil’ DebateUnless, of course, anyone attacks him first.
  19. urban planning
    Which New York Is Yours?Talking to Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York and Nikolai Fedak of New York YIMBY, 50 years after the Landmark Law.
  20. Debate-Expectations Lowering 2.0: Media Won’t Let Romney WinHe’s a victim of his own success.
  21. Chait and Ponnuru on the Veep Debate “I think it will be brutal.”
  22. impolitic
    Heilemann: Joe Biden Explains His Plan to Defeat Paul RyanBe aggressive, substantive, and don’t forget you’re a proxy for the president.
  23. massachusetts
    Scott Brown Gets in Debate Zinger, Distances Himself Even More From GOPBrown refuses to call himself a “reliable” Romney ally.
  24. In First Debate, Warren Attacks Brown’s Record, He Emphasizes His BipartisanshipPlus: a cameo from his truck.
  25. presidential debates
    Obama Doesn’t Want to Bore Us During the DebatesKeep it simple, Mr. President.
  26. the national interest
    Does the GOP Elite Still Decide? It’s DebatableThe GOP’s drama-filled debates could spell the end of the smoke-filled room.
  27. masterdebaters
    Video: Watch Highlights From Tonight’s Republican Primary Debate in IowaSpoiler alert: Newt Gingrich really, really hates the debt-reduction super-committee.