Gather together to watch the 2020 presidential primary season kick off with the first night of the official Democratic primary debate. What issues will dominate the discussion? Will the leading candidates meet expectations? Which dark horses will score unexpected points? We’ll watch the first group of contenders in this uncommonly large and diverse field take on our country’s most important job interview, with some of the country’s smartest (and most delightful) political junkies offering observations and insights along the way. Underwritten by PayPal.
Emily BazelonStaff writer at The New York Times
Jonathan CapehartOpinion writer for The Washington Post
Rich LowryEditor in Chief of National Review
Kristen Soltis AndersonCo-founder of Echelon Insights
Amy WalterNational Editor of The Cook Political Report
Art CullenEditor of The Storm Lake Times
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