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Democratic Convention Day Three Thread

Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm going to be posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.Here is a partial schedule of...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"He's completely unqualified to be president and would be a menace if he were to get there. I do wish more prominent Republicans would step forward and say that."—Dr. Eliot Cohen, State Department counselor during George W. Bush's second...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Sleepy puppeh. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

What Donald Trump Just Did Is Tantamount to Treason

At a press conference earlier today, Donald Trump said: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let's see if that...Show More Summary

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism. Video may autoplay at link.]Prosecutors have dropped all pending charges on the officers who had yet to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray:Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Bigotry; fearmongering.]So, Donald Trump has added an "Issues" page to his campaign website. I don't know when it was added; I haven't looked at his website for awhile. [H/Ts to Jen Statsky and Ginger McKnight.] And it is really something. Show More Summary

"She has made history."

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new piece up at BNR: "SHE DID IT!!! Hillary Overcame the Haters with Grace and Dignity."A friend of mine, a professor of women's history, once said to me during a conversation about women trailblazers...Show More Summary

Democratic Convention Day Two Wrap-Up!

OH MY MADAM PRESIDENT, THAT WAS QUITE A DAY!As you might have heard, via the news or via the reverberating sound of my celebratory sobs carried on the winds of history, Hillary Clinton officially captured the Democratic nomination yesterday, making her the first woman in the nation's history to be the presidential nominee of a major party.Woo. Show More Summary

She Did It!

HISTORY MADE!!! "Hi, Victoria? It's me—Hillary. I did it."I will say once again: Thank You, Hillary.


This is it, y'all! The roll call to officially nominate the Democratic presidential nominee is about to begin at the Democratic convention! Eeeeeeeeeee!


[Content Note: Hacking.]Background here.'DNC Hacker' Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say:The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's Entire Career Has Been Set to a Soundtrack of Shouting

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at BNR: "What's All That Shouting at the Democratic Convention?"To be a woman is to live a life against a backdrop of shouting....And most of us don't live our lives on a stage as visible and a scale as grand as Hillary Clinton has done — and continues to do....Hillary is used to being shouted at. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Yeah, I was chewing on your blanket. What do you think YOU can do about it?" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Photo of the Day

Okay, they might not be Obama-Clinton, but this is still a PRETTY TERRIFIC PICTURE AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH. [Photo: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America.] In other news, this AP dispatch is ending me:Tim Kaine says Donald Trump's got...Show More Summary

Democratic Convention Day One Wrap-Up!

Well, that was quite a night!Although the day got off to a rocky start, and stayed fairly bumpy throughout the evening, there were a number of terrific speeches last night, not least of which was First Lady Michelle Obama's. Woo! FLOTUS BROUGHT IT. Show More Summary

Great Point

From Paul Waldman (who is always worth your time to read): Perhaps it was inevitable that one way or another we'd get a spate of "Dems in Disarray!" headlines as the Democratic National Convention begins, since for a long time that has been the default story many reporters write about the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

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