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Republican National Convention

  1. impeachment trial
    What Trump’s Lawyers Mean by ‘Constitutional Cancel Culture’Unbelievably, the supreme bully Trump is being depicted as a victim of Congress in a trial over his incitement of an attack on Congress.
  2. vision 2020
    Polls Reveal the Conventions to Be Enormous Wastes of Time and EffortThe basic shape of the race hasn’t changed after the conventions, though a poll from Pennsylvania is good news for Trump
  3. politics
    NYC Tenants in RNC Video Say They Were Tricked“I am not a Trump supporter,” insisted one of the three tenants who claim they were misled about the purpose of their interviews.
  4. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump Thinks Racism Is His Best ChanceTrailing in the polls, he used the Republican National Convention to ratchet his violence-encouraging rhetoric to an even more dangerous level.
  5. republican national convention
    The RNC Treated Blue America Like Occupied TerritoryRepublicans claimed federal grounds as their partisan property, then spoke of Democratic cities as though they were hostile foreign countries.
  6. intelligencer chats
    Will the Virtual Conventions Have a Lasting Effect on the Presidential Race?It will be difficult for the last two weeks to rise above this year’s background chaos.
  7. vision 2020
    The Big Liar Ends the RNC With Big Lies About Himself and BidenTrump ended the convention as it began — with efforts to salvage his record, make out Biden as a radical, frighten suburbanites, and ignore COVID-19.
  8. republican national convention
    RNC Warns That If Biden Wins, Things Will Be As Bad As They Are NowThe RNC argued that the “continuous riots” unfolding in America’s cities today give “a good view of the future under Biden.”
  9. rnc
    Republican National Convention, Day Four: Live UpdatesFollow along for the key moments from the final night of the 2020 conventions.
  10. republican national convention
    Republican Convention Schedule: Who’s Speaking and How to WatchTom Cotton, Mitch McConnell, and Rudy Giuliani are set to speak on Thursday night ahead of President Trump’s acceptance speech.
  11. republican national convention
    Pence Warns That America Won’t Be America Without TrumpEven the president hasn’t yet made such a sweeping boast tying himself to the essence of the nation.
  12. rnc
    Republican National Convention, Day Three: Key Moments“We will make America great again. Again.”
  13. republican national convention
    On Night Two, the RNC Went on Offense Against Objective RealityOn Tuesday night, Republicans paired bald-faced lies with indictments of every entity that could hold them accountable to the truth.
  14. republican national convention
    Pence’s Job at RNC Is to Lie About Trump and COVID-19At a convention devoted to the worship of Donald Trump, Vice-President Mike Pence has a special mission: bearing false witness.
  15. the national interest
    Why Republicans Can Get Away With Violating Laws Democrats Have to ObeyWhen Al Gore almost violated the Hatch Act, it was a scandal for years.
  16. republican national convention
    Night Two of the RNC Badly Needed an EditorAfter a wild first night, the second night of the RNC had its insane moments but lacked pace and drama.
  17. republican national convention
    The RNC Has Made a Strong Case for America’s Imminent CollapseThe paranoid authoritarianism on display at the Republican convention makes it clear that our Republic’s fever isn’t breaking anytime soon.
  18. rnc
    Republican National Convention, Day Two: Live UpdatesFollow along with Intelligencer for the second night of the Republican convention that’s partly virtual but all about Trump.
  19. republican national convention
    RNC Speaker Cut From Tuesday’s Lineup After Retweeting Anti-Semitic ConspiracyThe convention dropped Mary Ann Mendoza from her Tuesday slot after she urged her followers to read a thread about a Jewish plan to enslave the world.
  20. the revolution
    The GOP Thinks Marxists Are Taking Over. If Only That Were True.We’re far from achieving the socialist utopia Republicans are warning about at their convention.
  21. vision 2020
    When Did First Ladies Start Speaking at National Party Conventions?Nobody expects Melania Trump to become another Eleanor Roosevelt, but at a dynastic event like RNC 2020, a speech was obligatory.
  22. games
    Where Did All the Trump-Boosting Jocks Go?Many of the athletes who proudly supported the president in 2016 have gone quiet. That says something about his political standing.
  23. vision 2020
    Will Biden — or Trump — Get a Post-Convention Bounce in the Polls?Maybe. But figuring out what exactly the polls are telling us is complicated.
  24. intelligencer chats
    Will Republicans’ Apocalyptic Convention Message Win Anyone Over?As has been true throughout much of the Trump era, the party seems intent only on reenergizing its most fervent followers.
  25. republican national convention
    Republicans Promised a Convention, But Delivered Crazy TalkOn the first night of the RNC, speakers worshipped Trump but rarely mentioned their party, and many went over the brink with wild anti-Biden rhetoric.
  26. republican national convention
    Republican Convention, Day One: Live UpdatesFollow along with Intelligencer as Republicans kick off a convention that’s partly virtual, but all about Trump.
  27. republican national convention
    Kimberly Guilfoyle Screams at America for 6 Terrifying Minutes“They want to control what you see and think and believe so that they can control how you live,” the former Fox New host yelled into an empty room.
  28. republican national convention
    Why the RNC Must Claim Biden Will Make Life Even WorseTrump can’t run on his record or second-term agenda, so his only play is to rail against “American carnage” — even though he’s the incumbent.
  29. the national interest
    GOP Will Not Write a 2020 Platform, Pledges Undying Trump Support InsteadThe RNC admits that the Republican Party is just a personality cult.
  30. democratic national convention
    How Will the RNC Counter the Diversity of the DNC?The Democrats presented a diverse slice of the country at their convention. Will Republicans bet on racial appeals?
  31. vision 2020
    Most Republican Convention Speeches Will Be Delivered From D.C.Trump will likely speak from the White House, with others stationed at a federally owned hall near his hotel. They’ve come a long way from Charlotte.
  32. vision 2020
    Democrats Struggle to Accommodate Stars at Shrunken ConventionWith no live audience and reduced media coverage, and no incumbent president to soak up attention, Democrats will have to be careful about who speaks.
  33. vision 2020
    The Disappearing National Political ConventionWhether they are gone for good or make a comeback down the road, the old-school national political conventions are over for now.
  34. republican national convention
    Trump Says He Will Accept the GOP Nomination in North Carolina After AllThe president has given the RNC quite the runaround this summer, all to end up returning to the original host state for his acceptance speech.
  35. vision 2020
    Trump Cancels Jacksonville Convention Activities, Including His Big SpeechNow two cities, his party, and his campaign are having to reboot yet again as Trump finally abandons his fantasy of a packed hall chanting his name.
  36. vision 2020
    No Platform Fight for Democrats, No Platform at All for RepublicansParty platforms continue their journey toward the dustbin of history, with Dems working out their issues and the GOP recycling its 2016 platform.
  37. vision 2020
    Democrats Planning Convention That Looks Like America: Hunkered DownDemocrats are being careful and limiting the main stage in Milwaukee to the bare minimum of events.
  38. vision 2020
    Republican National Convention Becoming a Dumpster FireOptions for safely holding a big Trump celebration in Jacksonville are shrinking as it becomes a major COVID-19 hotspot.
  39. vision 2020
    Why the Convention Trump Wants to Have Is Worse Than UselessEven in the unlikely event Trump’s self-celebration in Jacksonville goes off as planned, convention “bounces” may be a thing of the past.
  40. vision 2020
    Mask Requirement Imposed by Jacksonville, Trump’s Handpicked Convention CityIt’s looking like Trump’s dream for an acceptance speech in a packed hall of unmasked fans is running into local opposition again.
  41. vision 2020
    Texas Republicans Holding in-Person Convention in a Coronavirus Hot SpotIf things go wrong in Houston, it could be an omen for the packed hall Trump is insisting on for his convention in Jacksonville.
  42. vision 2020
    Democrats Pull Trigger on a (Mostly) Virtual ConventionBiden will speak in Milwaukee, but without delegates. Neither, Democrats hope, will a coronavirus outbreak be present, which Republicans can’t assure.
  43. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  44. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Just Recycle Their 2016 Party PlatformWho needs a platform when Republicans have a leader whose every erratic step defines them?
  45. vision 2020
    Report: Republicans Moving Trump’s Convention Celebration to JacksonvilleBoring parts of the event will still be held in Charlotte, but Trump wants the big moment to be in a place run by his party.
  46. republican national convention
    Republicans Relocate Convention, Seeking Freedom From Coronavirus PrecautionsTurns out Trump wasn’t bluffing about ditching North Carolina, but it’s unclear where he can have the unrestricted convention of his dreams.
  47. vision 2020
    Texas Democrats Hold Wave-of-the-Future Virtual ConventionAs the national parties rethink convention plans due to COVID, Texas Democrats aim to show a virtual event can be not only safer but more effective.
  48. vision 2020
    Trump Likely Bluffing in Threat to Move GOP Convention From North CarolinaTrump claims Roy Cooper is dragging his heels over reopening. But nobody can promise him the kind of old-school convention he is demanding.
  49. vision 2020
    Coronavirus May Derail the Republican Convention After AllThough Trump misses big rallies and has mocked Democrats’ plans for a virtual convention, it seems the GOP convention may be modified as well.
  50. vision 2020
    Let’s Finally Get Rid of Party ConventionsWith nothing to deliberate, and possibly no safe place to gather, both parties should consider bagging the whole empty ritual at last.
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