David Brooks had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday lambasting the Republican Party for ceding the summer to the Democrats, especially during their recent conventions. His column proceeds to go through a laundry list of issues Trumpâ€™s nomination has allowed the Democrats to take as their own like: Judeo-Christian values, decency, patriotism, optimism, and self rule. He… Read more »
The raceÂ for the White House is officially underway now that both partyâ€™s have chosen their nominees. For the next three months, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will embark on a nasty, exhausting campaign to convince enough voters in about 10 battleground states to trust them to hold the most powerful office on earth. Each rally, each ad, and each contact… Read more »
See here. Very few details yet, 4th Circuit ruling based on “racially discriminatory intent.” Boom. Draconian laws in Texas, Wisconsin and North Carolina have now been struck down in the past several weeks.
As we (some of us, anyway) bask briefly in the glow of Hillary Clintonâ€™s barrier breaking nomination tonight, and with altogether too many people predicting massive hordes of alleged progressives voting for Donald Trump or simply not voting because they feel personally offended by some aspect of Hillary Clintonâ€™s persona, let us have a few words from actual leftist Noam… Read more »
Hot takes (apologies to the Posties, mine are better): Still reeling over the fact that the candidate I voted for was delivering an acceptance and not a concession speech. 53 years was a long time to wait. I like how this feels. The speech: I liked it. Nothing extraordinary, but I really liked the fact that she let a lot… Read more »
A very small group of Green Party members just came marching and chanting through the Wells Fargo Center. How small? This small: the journalists and cameramen outnumbered the people they were chasing.
So thereâ€™s two public levels of seats in the Wells Fargo Center -thereâ€™s also a club level and skyboxes, but access is restricted to both of those. The lower level has access to the arena floor, the parts you see on TV. Delegates, fancy pants journalists (Iâ€™m definitely not one of those), and big shot VIP poobahs have access to… Read more »
Todayâ€™s journalism project was a wild cavalry ride across the convention floor, leading to a daring raid on the Maryland delegationâ€™s colors. Refusing to surrender, I fought courageously through security, the Secret Service and several food service workers back to freedom, where I was greeted as a hero by the media and other less privileged attendees at the convention. Really?… Read more »
The Joe Biden video last night had a beautiful photo of my friend, neighbor, and fellow 2014 candidate Evan Glass at a gun control rally in Annapolis. Looking at the photo this morning, I realized that it was taken at a 2013 rally that Evan and I attended together. Too bad, I thought, that I wasnâ€™t with Evan when this… Read more »
“We cannot elect a dangerous demagogue.” This is a significant moment in the campaign. For many in the #NoLabels mushy middle, Bloomberg is their god. A public endorsement like this one, so strongly worded, will go a long, long way with self-described “responsible moderates.”