What to expect from tonight’s Democratic debate: No fireworks, no Joe Biden, no Donald Trump (who says that because there’s no Donald, there will be no ratings). Via The Washington Post.
If you’re into the issues, here are six ways that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton differ on them. Via Vox.
How Sanders connects with his crowds. Will it work the same way in the debate? Via The New York Times.
According to the polls, Hillary Clinton is performing as poorly with men as Republicans are polling with Hispanics. That has to change if she is to become the first woman president. Via The National Journal.
Jeb Bush will announce today his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Washington Examiner explains how his plan would work and why many conservatives may not like it.
Saving the GOP
David Frum on a new biography of Jack Kemp — why he remains so influential and how the biography gets so much of it wrong. Via The Atlantic.
Threshold of violence
Malcolm Gladwell on how school shootings spread as the threshold of violence diminishes. Via The New Yorker.
Now all things are possible: Playboy is covering up. That’s right. The centerfold will no longer go nude. Via The New York Times.
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