The Unshackling

Liveblogging the October 19 debates

Baffler StaffOctober 19, 2016

The Unshackling

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that we devoutly hope will end soon: namely the Second Official Baffler Presidential Debate Liveblog, aka “The Unshackling.” This will be the last face-to-face confrontation between Priapic Reality-TV Has-been Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, woman and dead-end neoliberal. Tonight’s distinguished panel of commentators are: Natasha Vargas-Cooper, Baffler scourge of injustice, dyspeptic culture-critic, and Angeleno bon-vivant; David Rees, the Baffler’s ace political cartoonist and host of the Election Profitmakers podcast; Baffler advice columnist and Midwesterner-for-Life Amber A’Lee Frost; and yours truly, Baffler editor-in-chief Chris Lehmann. To your keyboards, Baffler Power Rangers!

—Chris Lehmann