Tonight’s the night — or not

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CNN reportedly has a sixth lectern ready to go at a moment’s notice to insert Vice President Joe Biden into tonight’s Democratic Debate. But that’s not what the world is really waiting to see; we already know he’s going to jump in, and it won’t matter when.

No, the world is waiting to see if Hillary Clinton will go after Bernie Sanders, and whether she will have to go full-on socialist to win that fight. The world also wants to know if Martin O’Malley is going to go after Hillary Clinton, and whether or not he will have to go full-on conservative to win that fight.

But there are a lot of other important stories unfolding right now that are much more important than the bread and circuses bit. So, read on and be sure to keep things straight.


Five Things You Need to Know Today

  1. Democrat Debate — If you care, the Democratic presidential debate airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. on CNN. It might be fun to watch, just to see how Hillary Clinton is going to avoid answering questions about Benghazi and her emails. The Hill says there are other things to look out for, too. CLICK HERE for the full story.
  2. Vast Right Wing Conspiracy — So, it only took a weekend, and the last best hope for the GOP establishment to cling to power in the House of Representatives vanished. The New York Times blames it on the “far right” in talk radio and the blogosphere. CLICK HERE for the full story.
  3. Now You Know — It’s now being reported that CNN worked in conjunction with the Jeb Bush campaign to plant a Jeb! campaign staffer in the audience at Monday’s “No Labels” event hosted by Jon Huntsman and The Hill. The woman who charged Donald Trump with not being “a friend of women” is, according to her social media accounts, a paid intern for Bush. CLICK HERE for the full story.
  4. Hillary’s Problems — This morning, The Washington Times mapped out the “21 Most Consequential Clinton Scandals, Ranked From Most Important.” That her email server only came in at No. 4 should tell you Hillary’s got a lot of problems ahead in her quest to become President of the United States. CLICK HERE for the full story.
  5. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie — House Democrats have a brilliant idea to bridge the gulf, and gridlock, and restore American confidence in the legislative branch of government: moderate Republicans should form a “coalition” with them to overcome the “far right” Freedom Caucus. Because the House GOP didn’t roll over for President Obama enough the last seven years? CLICK HERE for the full story.


The Story No One is Talking About Today (But Should Be)

Ron Paul is probably pinching himself this morning. A lamestream news outlet — albeit only one — is finally talking about the beginning of the end brought on by bad global currency policy and bad banking practices.

The U.K. newspaper The Guardian has an excellent piece today that talks about the impending global economic collapse and its root causes. Rather than talking about who said what about whom, and whether or not the party of the second part was offended by the party of the first part, at the next GOP presidential “debate,” maybe an important issue like this one might get a few minutes of air time.

CLICK HERE for the full story.


Quote of the Day

All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid.

— Benjamin Franklin, To His Colleagues at the Constitutional Convention, 1787

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