News from Real Clear Politics Feb. 20th, 2020

Bloomberg’s High-Stakes Debut Is a Bust. Susan Crabtree has this analysis of last night’s debate.

Minnesota Nice Gets Nasty: Klobuchar Snaps at Buttigieg. Phil Wegmann recaps the Las Vegas sideshow.

Bloomberg Survives His First Debate But Falls Off a Tractor. Charles Lipson writes that the newcomer to the race exposed his vulnerabilities as a candidate, particularly his lack of a common touch.

In TV Mentions, Bloomberg Surges to the Fore. Kalev Leetaru has the numbers.

Nikki Haley Recruits Heritage Executive, Fueling 2024 Speculation. Phil reports on the ex-ambassador’s recent hire.

RealClearPolitics Podcast. Andy Walworth’s campaign discussion with A.B. Stoddard, Phil and me can be heard here.

Douglass County, Md., Is the Best Form of D.C. Statehood. David Krucoff lays out a plan for “retrocession” of the District, which wouldn’t add new senators but would give residents full voting rights and other advantages currently denied them.

A Nigerian Christian Girl Is Still Missing. It’s Time to Bring Her Home. Stephen S. Enada spotlights the religious persecution rampant in parts of Africa and the plight of Leah Sharibu in particular.

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