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Democratic National Convention

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. vision 2020
    Trump Taunts Biden on Virtual Convention, Tempting FateLet’s hope Trump isn’t afraid to flip-flop on making his own convention virtual if the coronavirus pandemic still rages in August.
  9. vision 2020
    Against All Logic and Reason, Next Week’s Wisconsin Primary Slouches AheadA federal judge attacked both the GOP legislature and Democratic governor for refusing to delay the primary, as he liberalized voting by mail.
  10. vision 2020
    Why Democrats Kicked the Convention Can Down the RoadThey may yet hold a curtailed or virtual convention thanks to COVID-19, but there’s no reason to commit to that now.
  11. vision 2020
    Democratic Convention Moved to August Due to CoronavirusOriginally scheduled for mid-July, the convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17 — for now.
  12. vision 2020
    A Virtual Democratic National Convention Seems InevitableEven if 2020 does not mark an end to national conventions, a virtual gathering brought about by the coronavirus could change them dramatically.
  13. vision 2020
    What Happens If a Presidential Nominee Is Infected by Coronavirus?With two presumptive nominees in their mid-to-late 70s, it’s time to look at the fine print of the Constitution and party procedures.
  14. vision 2020
    Primaries Continue to Melt Away During PandemicWith a few exceptions, states are either delaying presidential primaries or holding them mostly by mail.
  15. vision 2020
    Contested Convention: No. Virtual Convention: Maybe.Planning is well underway for a convention with few if any delegates actually in the building, though selecting them will still be a problem.
  16. vision 2020
    4 Reasons Democrats Will Have a Front-runner Soon — and 3 They Won’tMore than likely someone will eventually stroll to the nomination in 2020. But maybe not so fast and maybe not at all.
  17. 2020 elections
    Trump Planning a Real Coronation for His 2020 ConventionRepublicans don’t want to repeat the sloppy disunity of 2016’s convention. In 2020, Democrats may be the party that’s all over the place.
  18. This Mind-Bending Artwork Is Actually a Harsh Critique of AmericaLook again.
  19. THE POLITICS OF LENA DUNHAMTagging along with the ​Girls creator at the Democratic convention.
  20. Trying to Understand All the Silence and Noise of the RNC and DNCDuring my time at the conventions, I ended my days exhausted. My body actually hurt from too much listening. But I felt less angry.
  21. ya burnt
    Mother of Muslim American War Hero Pens Emotional Op-Ed Criticizing Trump“Without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain.”
  22. See the Many Different Faces of the Democratic National ConventionFrom Bernie bros to Hillary superfans.
  23. Belief That America’s on the ‘Wrong Track’ Doesn’t Necessarily Help TrumpAmericans think the direction of the country is terrible. But so long as they rate Barack Obama highly, it may not aid Trump or hurt Clinton.
  24. When Everyone Romped Through the DNC Balloons Like ChildrenA thorough account. 
  25. mothers and daughters
    How Hillary Clinton Appealed to Anyone Who’s Ever Had a MomSome of last night’s best moments were about Clinton’s mother and daughter.
  26. Convention Bounce: A Love That Doesn’t Always LastJust ask Jimmy Carter — or John McCain.
  27. Hillary Clinton Wants You to Know She Has a Plan“Having a plan” is yet another way she is seeking to boost her credibility.
  28. politics
    Hillary and Bill Clinton See Balloons, Respond With Childlike GleeHey, guys — have you ever seen balloons before? Guys?
  29. the national interest
    It’s Okay Not to Like Hillary Clinton’s Speaking StyleIt is possible for people not to dig her speeches for non-gendered reasons.
  30. the national circus
    Hillary Got Big Stuff Right in DNC SpeechShe gave the GOP candidate a real verbal beatdown in her convention address. 
  31. Cecile Richards Was the First DNC Speaker to Say the Word ‘Abortion’Three whole times.
  32. What It Was Like to See Hillary Clinton Make HistoryIn 2016, she’s the first woman to become a major-party nominee for president.
  33. an all-white affair
    Hillary Clinton’s White Suit Hit the Right Historical Notes on a Historic DayDressed in an all-white ensemble, Clinton may have been giving a nod to women in the suffrage movement.
  34. Hillary Poised to Make the ‘Impossible Possible’Her very presence on the stage tonight was a testament to the speed (and difficulty) with which the world has changed.
  35. Hillary Clinton (Mostly) Hit Her Marks in Her Acceptance SpeechShe didn’t meet every challenge she might have, but she sure did take a claw hammer to Trump and the values and future he represents.
  36. the national interest
    The Democratic Convention Showed Clinton Is Sane, Competent, and Likable EnoughDespite the die-hard Bernie supporters and her limitations as a public speaker, it came off almost perfectly.
  37. democratic national convention
    Anti-Hillary Protesters Make Minor Mayhem Inside the DNC During Hillary’s SpeechGlowing shirts, secret signs, and mid-address chants.
  38. The Father of an American Muslim War Hero Indicts Donald Trump’s Patriotism“You have sacrificed nothing! And no one!”
  39. democratic national convention
    Governor Andrew Cuomo Embraces His Dad’s DNC Legacy in His Own AddressThe speech remembered Mario Cuomo, and the current governor had a few lines of his own.
  40. Obama’s DNC Speech Was His Final Album — Until the ComebackObama’s big-speech catalog plays like a discography.
  41. Who or What Ended the ‘Bernie or Bust’ Revolt in Philadelphia?Michelle Obama? Bernie himself? There are multiple theories.
  42. love and war
    Lessons in Winning From Fergie at the DNCShe made like Hillary and willed a bad night into a good, good one.
  43. Are Bernie or Busters Becoming the Tea Party of the Left?A movement takes shape at the DNC.
  44. No, Bernie, the DNC Didn’t Lose the MidtermsSanders blamed Debbie Wasserman Schultz and company for 2014’s blowout. It’s not that simple.
  45. Delegates Weigh In on a Bill Clinton White HouseWhat will he do back in the White House?
  46. reproductive rights
    Ashley Judd’s Moving DNC Speech on Abortion“I am a survivor of sexual assault, including rape, and about that I have no shame.”
  47. the national interest
    Clinton Is Running As the Candidate of DemocracyHer cause should attract all small-d democrats.
  48. 5 Things Hillary Clinton Must Do in Her Convention SpeechAfter a generally successful convention, the pressure is on the nominee to accomplish some key things, while keeping up with the Obamas.
  49. Scenes From the Protests Outside the DNCChaos on day three in Philadelphia. 
  50. Did Tim Kaine Remind You of Anyone Last Night?Hillary Clinton’s VP pick is the dad America needs.
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