The Crabby (aka Krabby) Patty primaries

Washington, D.C.,and surroundings vote today (Mark Shields has called them theCrab Cake Primaries; here in tribute to Sponge Bob is a slightly altered version).And here is E.J. Dionne on what's up for the two Democratic campaigns. He is on the mark, as usual,for the challenges eachfaces; and a little alarming on what the Democrats face when one of them wins--orfalls in exhaustion.

Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages.

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