QUOTE OF THE DAY….From James Fallows, modifying his reaction to the universally reviled Gibson/Stephanopoulos primary debate after watching all 29 Democratic debates in a row in order to write about them for The Atlantic:

When I’d seen this final debate in real time, I’d been outraged by its harsh tone and belated attention to policy matters (including Gibson’s little lecture to the candidates on why capital-gains tax cuts always paid for themselves). When I saw its place in the series, I realized it was like a late episode of The Sopranos in which nearly everyone gets mowed down. It was violent and dehumanizing, but it was the culmination of a long process.

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