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Democratic National Convention

  1. vision 2020
    Primaries Continue to Melt Away During PandemicWith a few exceptions, states are either delaying presidential primaries or holding them mostly by mail.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. This Mind-Bending Artwork Is Actually a Harsh Critique of AmericaLook again.
  6. THE POLITICS OF LENA DUNHAMTagging along with the ​Girls creator at the Democratic convention.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.”
  9. See the Many Different Faces of the Democratic National ConventionFrom Bernie bros to Hillary superfans.
  10. 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.
  11. When Everyone Romped Through the DNC Balloons Like ChildrenA thorough account. 
  12. 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.
  13. Convention Bounce: A Love That Doesn’t Always LastJust ask Jimmy Carter — or John McCain.
  14. Hillary Clinton Wants You to Know She Has a Plan“Having a plan” is yet another way she is seeking to boost her credibility.
  15. politics
    Hillary and Bill Clinton See Balloons, Respond With Childlike GleeHey, guys — have you ever seen balloons before? Guys?
  16. 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.
  17. the national circus
    Hillary Got Big Stuff Right in DNC SpeechShe gave the GOP candidate a real verbal beatdown in her convention address. 
  18. Cecile Richards Was the First DNC Speaker to Say the Word ‘Abortion’Three whole times.
  19. What It Was Like to See Hillary Clinton Make HistoryIn 2016, she’s the first woman to become a major-party nominee for president.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. democratic national convention
    Anti-Hillary Protesters Make Minor Mayhem Inside the DNC During Hillary’s SpeechGlowing shirts, secret signs, and mid-address chants.
  25. The Father of an American Muslim War Hero Indicts Donald Trump’s Patriotism“You have sacrificed nothing! And no one!”
  26. 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.
  27. Obama’s DNC Speech Was His Final Album — Until the ComebackObama’s big-speech catalog plays like a discography.
  28. Who or What Ended the ‘Bernie or Bust’ Revolt in Philadelphia?Michelle Obama? Bernie himself? There are multiple theories.
  29. love and war
    Lessons in Winning From Fergie at the DNCShe made like Hillary and willed a bad night into a good, good one.
  30. Are Bernie or Busters Becoming the Tea Party of the Left?A movement takes shape at the DNC.
  31. No, Bernie, the DNC Didn’t Lose the MidtermsSanders blamed Debbie Wasserman Schultz and company for 2014’s blowout. It’s not that simple.
  32. Delegates Weigh In on a Bill Clinton White HouseWhat will he do back in the White House?
  33. 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.”
  34. the national interest
    Clinton Is Running As the Candidate of DemocracyHer cause should attract all small-d democrats.
  35. 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.
  36. Scenes From the Protests Outside the DNCChaos on day three in Philadelphia. 
  37. Did Tim Kaine Remind You of Anyone Last Night?Hillary Clinton’s VP pick is the dad America needs.
  38. early and often
    Obama Argues That Trump Isn’t American Enough to Be PresidentObama didn’t ask to see a birth certificate, but he argued that Trump represents an authoritarian ideal too foreign for Americans to embrace.
  39. Tim Kaine Burnishes His Attack-Dog Cred With a Trump ImpersonationOut of nowhere, Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump with mockery and savage denunciation. 
  40. democratic national convention
    Joe Biden Asks Nation to Quietly Contemplate Donald Trump’s CynicismBiden asked the DNC not to cheer or boo, but to merely think about what kind of man takes pleasure in saying, “You’re fired.”
  41. the national interest
    Michael Bloomberg Sums Up the Election: ‘Let’s Elect a Sane, Competent Person’The bar is so low, and the stakes are so high.
  42. democratic national convention
    Orlando Victim’s Mom Brought the DNC to TearsIn five minutes, Christine Leinonen gave a heartrending tribute to her son’s memory and a quietly devastating argument for “common sense” gun control.
  43. democratic national convention
    Why Did Democrats Put Michael Bloomberg in Prime-time?Clinton needs to consolidate her base, while improving her standing with blue-collar whites. The billionaire won’t help on either count.
  44. Why Democrats Really Do Need to Talk About Terrorism and CrimeBoth parties seem to be slipping back into the stupid habit of dividing up issue areas and refusing to address the other party’s.
  45. Tim Kaine’s Being Logical About Abortion, If Not Totally ConsistentRepublicans are crowing over Tim Kaine’s “flip-flop” on the Hyde Amendment banning the use of Medicaid funds for abortion services. But if you’re going to support legal abortion, why draw the line at letting poor women have them?
  46. dnc leaks
    Assange Says WikiLeaks Might Release More Documents Relating to 2016 Race“A lot more material,” Assange told CNN.
  47. We Asked Bernie or Bust Supporters Why They’re BustingSpoiler alert: They had a lot to say.
  48. Hey, It Was Hard Not to Cry at This Historic DNCI was typing the words “Thank you” and crying when I suddenly remembered where I was sitting.
  49. Obama’s Best Case for Hillary Clinton: His Own Presidential LegacyIn a close race, Obama’s own popularity may be crucial. He should remember that in making his big speech tonight.
  50. the national interest
    Barack Obama’s Transformational Success Is Only Beginning to Come Into ViewOne of America’s greatest presidents will soon be seen as such.
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