9:02 PM: And here we go.
9:03 PM: Curious whether Hillary is gonna be able to be quite as rough and tough with Sanders as she's been from a distance over the last two or three days.
9:05 PM: As I watching I was wondering whether Sanders who note that contrary to the contemporary mythology Martin Luther King's politics went well beyond rational equality, especially toward the end of his life. His politics on economics were pretty similar to Bernie Sanders'. He was a democratic socialist, like Sanders. Sanders might not want to emphasize that language. But the underlying point is reality.
9:10 PM: Sort of off the point. But worth noting how our ideas about age have changed over the years. When Ronald Reagan ran for President in 1980 his age was a topic of background chatter and a real question hovering over his candidacy. He was 69 when he was sworn in. This year Hillary Clinton is 68, Donald Trump is 69, Bernie Sanders is 74. Certainly with Trump and Clinton, the issue of age is hardly an issue at all. Sanders' age might become an issue if and when people think he might really be the nominee. But not yet - hasn't come up.
9:15 PM: I think there was a moment there when O'Malley was kind of thrown off guard by people clapping for him.
9:18 PM: Hardly a shocking statement for our public conversation. But for Hillary Clinton, for someone who comes from her politics to use this phrase "systemic racism in our criminal justice system", that's a big moment. That will come up again.
9:24 PM: The issue of heroine and opioid abuse seems like a classic case of an issue which wasn't remotely on Washington's radar but got forced into the debate as a product of the primary process - in both parties.