HOW IT'S DONE. If you missed last night's Lieberman/Lamont steel cage match, you'll find no better blow-by-blow than the Hartford Courant's recounting. Remember when Lieberman delivered the death elbow off the ladder? Or when Lamont dropkicked off the turnbuckle? Me neither. But all of the stuff I do remember is in the Courant piece, a model of informative debate coverage that quickly dispenses with the political positioning to offer a detailed recap of the actual issues at hand and how the two candidates addressed them. It puts the Reuters and Associated Press coverage to shame.

--Ezra Klein