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The DNC deserves credit for creative debate scheduling.

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Michael Briggs, a Bernie Sanders campaign spokesperson, ripped into the Democratic National Committee for setting this debate at one of the most inauspicious times possible, the Saturday night before Christmas. “I guess Christmas Eve was booked,” Briggs quipped

But actually, this debate is more accessible than some of the other ideas the DNC and chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz floated:

1)  A debate transmitted only on college radio stations at 3 a.m., in an Urdu translation.

2) A debate at the bottom of an unlighted mine shaft, conducted entirely in American sign language. 

3) Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley laying out their agenda in interpretive dance, available as a Beta tape to anyone who mails in a stamped, self-addressed envelope.