As is my habit, I will be live-blogging tonight’s Democratic presidential candidate debate, which begins at 8:30 PM EDT. I’ll be back a bit before then to preview the debate. But for now I’m going to chill for a bit and maybe take a nap, and generally gird up my loins for an evening of fast-paced coverage and then analysis.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.