A good portion of the CJR staff, plus assorted Columbia-affiliated interlopers, is gathered in the CJR offices to attempt a live-blog of tonight’s debate. Likely, this attempt will fail, or peter out quietly sometime around 9:32. Nonetheless, we will try our best.

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Justin Peters is editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review.