Background for Tonight's Debate

Read up on Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee before they take to the stage tonight.
  1. Amy Davidson, “The Hillary Debates” http://nyr.kr/1PrOGXC
    Has she learned from the mistakes she made in 2008?
  2. Margaret Talbot, “Bernie Sanders, The Populist Prophet” http://nyer.cm/pJ26FTH
    The gruff Vermont senator has spent decades attacking inequality. Now the country is listening.
  3. John Cassidy, “A Real Democratic Challenger for Hillary Clinton?” http://nyer.cm/smRmgKj
    John Cassidy considered Martin O’Malley’s chances shortly before he announced his candidacy.
  4. Peter Boyer, “The Appalachian Problem” http://nyer.cm/zlqvloO
    A 2008 story on Jim Webb’s Scots-Irish influences and his Appalachian Clout.
  5. Hendrik Hertzberg, “Thump” http://nyr.kr/1K7pwqf
    Lincoln Chafee was a registered Republican until 2007. How the former Rhode Island governor went from center-right to center-left.