David Kurtz: “Moderating a ten-way debate two nights in a row is not a thing that humans can do and we should never try it again.” – debate moderator Rachel Maddow
David Taintor: Marianne Williams pledges to bring love to a duel with Donald Trump. OK.
Tierney Sneed: When the candidates were going down the line naming their first priority if elected, only Pete Buttigieg said democracy reform. In one sense he would be taking a page out the Republican playbook (albeit a playbook that wants to take the country in the opposite direction). When Republicans started taking full control of states after the 2010 wave, often a top priority for those state houses was passing restrictive voting laws like voter ID. As voting rights become a more prominent issue in Democratic politics, will other candidates besides Buttigieg also learn that lesson?
David Taintor: Meanwhile, Marianne Williamson pivots to … the moon landing.
John Light: Though the point feels fair. Obama did not get a price on carbon through in his first term, but in his second he went hard on climate change through executive action. That got us the soon-to-be-replaced Clean Power Plan — and the Paris Agreement was no small feat.