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    diArticles feed for dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:17:24 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss2014Feed for Node.jspolitics,democratic national convention,barack obama,hillary clintonpolitics,democratic national convention,bernie sanderspolitics,democratic national convention,bernie sanders,debbie wasserman schultzthe national interest,politics,democratic national convention,campaign 2016,donald trump,hillary clinton,barack obamapolitics,democratic national convention,hillary clintonrudy giuliani,politicspolitics,democratic national convention,tim kainethe national interest,democratic national convention,politics,campaign 2016,donald trump,michael bloomberg,hillary clintonpolitics,democratic national convention,republican national conventionpolitics,democratic national convention,tim kaine,abortionthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016,vladimir putinpolitics,democratic national convention,barack obamathe national interest,politics,democratic national convention,barack obama,campaign 2016,michelle obamapolitics,democratic national convention,bill clinton,hillary clintonpolitics,democratic national convention,hillary clinton,bernie sanderspolitics,democratic national convention,bill clinton,black lives matter,conventional wisdomthe national interest,politics,donald trump,usa freedom kidspolitics,democratic national committee,republican national committeeearly and often,politics,michelle obama,democratic national convention,love and warpolitics,democratic national convention,bernie sanders,hillary clinton,early and often<![CDATA[Obama’s DNC Speech Was His Final Album — Until the Comeback]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-dnc-speech-was-his-final-album.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-dnc-speech-was-his-final-album.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 23:59:00 GMT

    The buzz in Philadelphia on Wednesday felt less like the excitement that surrounds a big convention speech, and more someone’s final concert.

    The modern premise of a final show is that an era is ending — until the person gets the itch again and decides to come back. Barack Obama still has...More »]]>Rembert Brownepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbarack obamahillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-dnc-speech-was-his-final-album.html#comments<![CDATA[Who or What Ended the ‘Bernie or Bust’ Revolt in Philadelphia?]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/who-or-what-ended-the-bernie-or-bust-revolt.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/who-or-what-ended-the-bernie-or-bust-revolt.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 22:34:00 GMT

    When people (I'm looking at you, Mark Halperin) get around to their ultra-insider accounts of the Democratic National Convention, one of the topics will be the brief period of dissension at its beginning, when it looked like a significant portion of Bernie Sanders supporters within the arena were just not...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbernie sandershttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/who-or-what-ended-the-bernie-or-bust-revolt.html#comments<![CDATA[No, Bernie, the DNC Didn’t Lose the Midterms]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-the-dnc-didnt-lose-the-midterms.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-the-dnc-didnt-lose-the-midterms.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 21:10:00 GMT

    Nestled in a Wall Street Journal article on Bernie Sanders's post-election plans was this nugget from the Vermont senator:

    Mr. Sanders cast the DNC as an inept operation that has failed to inspire people to vote, resulting in large Democratic losses in years when the president is not on the...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbernie sandersdebbie wasserman schultzhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-the-dnc-didnt-lose-the-midterms.html#comments<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Is Running Not Just As the Democrat But As the Candidate of Democracy Itself]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/clinton-is-running-as-the-candidate-of-democracy.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/clinton-is-running-as-the-candidate-of-democracy.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 18:08:00 GMTd democrats.]]>

    Since the start of the Reagan era, American politics has revolved around a war over the role of government in the economy. The Republican Party is set apart from major conservative parties across the world in its intensely ideological rejection of the state. And, despite his past rhetorical inconsistency, Donald...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdemocratic national conventioncampaign 2016donald trumphillary clintonbarack obamahttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/clinton-is-running-as-the-candidate-of-democracy.html#comments<![CDATA[5 Things Hillary Clinton Must Do in Her Convention Speech]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/5-things-clinton-must-do-in-her-dnc-speech.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/5-things-clinton-must-do-in-her-dnc-speech.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 17:31:00 GMT

    It's been a good week for Hillary Clinton. The Bernie or Bust revolt that looked so dangerous Monday morning petered out by Tuesday. Bernie Sanders did everything that could be reasonably asked of him to unify the party. There was no unpleasantness over her vice-presidential choice, Tim Kaine. Her occasionally...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionhillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/5-things-clinton-must-do-in-her-dnc-speech.html#comments<![CDATA[Rudy Giuliani Would Love to Electronically Tag Muslims on Watch List ]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/giuliani-wants-to-tag-muslims-on-watch-list.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/giuliani-wants-to-tag-muslims-on-watch-list.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 15:25:00 GMT

    Former New York City mayor and current Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani didn't manage to shriek all of his policy proposals during his speech at last week's Republican National Convention. On Wednesday, Giuliani told NJ Advance Media that he thought electronically tagging and monitoring those on the...More »]]>Caroline Bankoffrudy giulianipoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/giuliani-wants-to-tag-muslims-on-watch-list.html#comments<![CDATA[Tim Kaine Burnishes His Attack-Dog Cred With a Trump Impersonation]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaine-trump-impersonator.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaine-trump-impersonator.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 03:32:00 GMT

    Tim Kaine received a good reception for his speech last Saturday in Miami when Hillary Clinton introduced him as her running mate. It was half-autobiographical, half-tribute to his new boss. It was cheerful and well-delivered, and showed off Kaine's affability, his impressive résumé, and his command of Spanish. So...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventiontim kainehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaine-trump-impersonator.html#comments<![CDATA[Michael Bloomberg Sums Up the Election: ‘Let’s Elect a Sane, Competent Person’]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/lets-elect-a-sane-competent-person.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/lets-elect-a-sane-competent-person.htmlThu, 28 Jul 2016 02:56:00 GMT

    The first two nights of the Democratic convention revolved around the conventional liberal-democratic themes of economic opportunity and social equality, the latter of which dovetailed with Hillary Clinton’s status as potentially the first female president. The third night drove home a simple theme and more historically profound point: Donald Trump...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestdemocratic national conventionpoliticscampaign 2016donald trumpmichael bloomberghillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/lets-elect-a-sane-competent-person.html#comments<![CDATA[Why Democrats Really Do Need to Talk About Terrorism and Crime]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/why-democrats-need-to-talk-about-terrorism.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/why-democrats-need-to-talk-about-terrorism.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 21:17:00 GMT

    Tonight the odds are reasonably high that President Obama and Vice-President Biden — and, for that matter, Senator Kaine — will answer the charge that Democrats are avoiding any discussion of terrorism (other than the aftermath of 9/11) at their convention. Hillary Clinton will almost certainly talk about it, too.

    ...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionrepublican national conventionhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/why-democrats-need-to-talk-about-terrorism.html#comments<![CDATA[Tim Kaine’s Being Logical About Abortion, If Not Totally Consistent]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaines-flip-flop-on-the-hyde-amendment.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaines-flip-flop-on-the-hyde-amendment.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 19:57:00 GMT

    Even as some (though a steadily declining number) of progressives worry about Tim Kaine's ideological reliability, conservatives are coming at him from the opposite direction, especially concerning his position on abortion policy. He has long been one of those Catholic liberals who balances a "personal opposition" to abortion with...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventiontim kaineabortionhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/tim-kaines-flip-flop-on-the-hyde-amendment.html#comments<![CDATA[Donald Trump Asks Vladimir Putin to Help Him Win]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/donald-trump-asks-vladimir-putin-to-help-him-win.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/donald-trump-asks-vladimir-putin-to-help-him-win.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 15:44:00 GMT

    It is not clear exactly what kind of shady relationship Donald Trump has with Russia, but a few things are clear. He has repeatedly and lavishly praised its dictator. His closest Russia advisers are financially dependent on the Kremlin. He has promised to abrogate the NATO treaty’s foundational commitment...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016vladimir putinhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/donald-trump-asks-vladimir-putin-to-help-him-win.html#comments<![CDATA[Obama’s Best Case for Hillary Clinton: His Own Presidential Legacy]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-best-case-for-hrc-is-case-for-himself.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-best-case-for-hrc-is-case-for-himself.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 15:30:00 GMT

    The general expectation for the president's speech at the Democratic convention tonight is that he will do for Hillary Clinton what Bill Clinton — then called the "explainer-in-chief" — did for Barack Obama at the 2012 convention. After all, the previous "big speeches" in Philadelphia had other missions beyond...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbarack obamahttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-best-case-for-hrc-is-case-for-himself.html#comments<![CDATA[Barack Obama’s Transformational Success Is Only Beginning to Come Into View]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-success-only-beginning-to-come-into-view.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-success-only-beginning-to-come-into-view.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 15:20:00 GMT

    It is hard to recall, and even more difficult to imagine, that eight years ago Michelle Obama was a political liability for the Democratic Party. She had awkwardly said, “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country.” National Review plastered her on its...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdemocratic national conventionbarack obamacampaign 2016michelle obamahttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/obamas-success-only-beginning-to-come-into-view.html#comments<![CDATA[Bill Clinton Ignores History and Tells ‘Her Story’ in DNC Speech]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clinton-ignores-history-tells-her-story.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clinton-ignores-history-tells-her-story.htmlWed, 27 Jul 2016 04:29:00 GMT

    To those of us who have been watching the 42nd president of the United States make speeches since the 1980s, his prime-time effort tonight on behalf of his wife's effort to become the 45th president was a bit of a surprise. The man whose oratorical signature is the broad historical...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbill clintonhillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clinton-ignores-history-tells-her-story.html#comments<![CDATA[Democrats Nominate Hillary Clinton and Bernie Makes It Unanimous]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sanders-makes-clinton-nomination-unanimous.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sanders-makes-clinton-nomination-unanimous.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 23:22:00 GMTFor decades, it's been a disposable part of conventions, with no genuinely contested roll calls or candidates left who had not released their delegates. So it was fun this afternoon to hear the secretary intone those once magical syllables — AL-A-BAM-A, 60 Votes! — and know this is one year...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionhillary clintonbernie sandershttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/sanders-makes-clinton-nomination-unanimous.html#comments<![CDATA[Bill Clinton’s DNC Billing With ‘Black Lives’ Mothers Spotlights His Complex Legacy on Race Issues]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clintons-complex-racial-legacy.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clintons-complex-racial-legacy.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 21:28:00 GMT

    Depending on your perspective, the fact that Bill Clinton will be addressing the Democratic convention on the same evening as the seven "Mothers of the Movement" — African-American moms who lost children to violence, mostly by police, and became inspirations for Black Lives Matter — might strike you as a...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbill clintonblack lives matterconventional wisdomhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bill-clintons-complex-racial-legacy.html#comments<![CDATA[Trump Deals From Strength With ‘USA Freedom Kids,’ Crushes Them]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/trump-deals-from-strength-with-usa-freedom-kids.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/trump-deals-from-strength-with-usa-freedom-kids.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 18:20:00 GMT

    If there is a secret to Donald Trump’s success in business, after (1) inherit a large fortune and (2) use the media to create a famous brand, it’s (3) don’t pay people the money you owe them. You’d be surprised how much more profitable it can be to have people...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpusa freedom kidshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/trump-deals-from-strength-with-usa-freedom-kids.html#comments<![CDATA[Just to Be Clear: The DNC and RNC Are Too Weak to ‘Rig’ Anything]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/dnc-rnc-too-weak-to-rig-anything.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/dnc-rnc-too-weak-to-rig-anything.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 16:27:00 GMT

    Until quelled by speeches from progressive leaders culminating with Bernie Sanders himself, the Democratic National Convention was briefly convulsed by angry Sanders supporters enraged by hacked Democratic National Committee emails indicating malice toward their candidate. This grievance, and its background in earlier claims that the nominating process was "rigged"...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national committeerepublican national committeehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/dnc-rnc-too-weak-to-rig-anything.html#comments<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Elegantly Eviscerated Donald Trump, Without Even Mentioning His Name]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/michelle-obama-elegantly-eviscerated-trump.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/michelle-obama-elegantly-eviscerated-trump.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 05:44:00 GMT

    On the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, it was not an elected official, but one of the most brilliant and inspiring first ladies in American history, Michelle Obama, who lit up the room, silenced the booing throngs, and opened up a can of elegant whoop-ass on...More »]]>Rebecca Traisterearly and oftenpoliticsmichelle obamademocratic national conventionlove and warhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/michelle-obama-elegantly-eviscerated-trump.html#comments<![CDATA[Bernie May Have Broken the ‘Never Hillary’ Movement Once and for All]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-breaks-never-hillary-movement-for-good.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-breaks-never-hillary-movement-for-good.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 04:39:00 GMT

    Suppose you didn't know about the Bernie-or-Bust bros chanting "Lock Her Up" on the streets of Philadelphia Monday morning, or some of his delegates booing him Monday afternoon for calling Hillary Clinton's election as president urgent and mandatory. Imagine you didn't know the chattering classes were buzzing all...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratic national conventionbernie sandershillary clintonearly and oftenhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/bernie-breaks-never-hillary-movement-for-good.html#comments