Late in the evening... Monday, 19 October 2020 19:55:58 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Politics (0) I did a lot today, so I've just gotten around to these stories: The Commission on Presidential Debates announced a rule change (that, of course, the president hated) for Thursday's debate: only the person who should be speaking will have a hot mic. Franklin Foer believes Biden "is preparing for a transformative presidency." Rachel Monroe explains how to spot a military impostor. The Economist points out that peaceful transfers of power happen less often than the not-so-peaceful. Meredith Shiner blames US Senator Susan Colins (R-ME) for some of the problems the Senate faces today. The BBC Reality Check takes on the bullshit claims about voter fraud coming from the Republican Party. Aaron Blake shows how dumb was the president's recent attack on Anthony Fauci. John Scalzi has some thoughts about the upcoming election. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns that we're now in a second Covid-19 surge. Finally, I may be published in a national magazine next month. Details as I learn them.