Most of Slatest's red-hot headlines today were about last night's Democratic debate in Milwaukee:
- Neither candidate won a clear victory, but given the state of a race, our campaign blogger declared that ties go to the Bern-dog.
- Hillary Clinton says she's the candidate with the practical know-how to make progress towards universal health coverage—but she doesn't actually have a universal coverage plan at all.
- Sanders got a little tiny weensy bit better on foreign policy subjects and landed a pretty solid attack on Clinton for her praise of Henry Kissinger.
- Clinton's answer about not having anything to do with a huge Super PAC that's supporting her was made even more disingenuous when a report emerged that it's about to spend major lootcakes on her in South Carolina.
- There might have been more space created between candidates if moderators had asked them about climate change.
In other news, a temporary "cessation of hostilities" deal got done in Syria—but there are a lot of reasons to doubt its worth. And the second-largest desert preserve in the world was created in California, which is neat!
Have a good weekend.