Tim Kaine's selection for the Democratic sets up a clash of serious vs. unserious choices.
Franklin Foer, Slate: There was a strangely foreign quality to [Donald] Trump's address, despite its overt nationalism. He didn't ground his narrative in American history; he didn't invoke any leaders or episodes from the national past. Show More Summary
Too many voters say they're supporting her for a reason you'd never want printed on a campaign T-shirt: "I'm voting for the lesser of two evils." National preference polls may give Clinton an edge over Trump and the electoral map may favor her. [...]Show More Summary
x YouTube Video WARREN: The financial crisis wasn’t an unstoppable act of nature.The whole thing could have been avoided, but we didn’t have the rules in place to stop Wall Street from taking enormous risks that threatened the economy. We...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton has made her pick and now it's time to team up with running mate Tim Kaine for the Democratic ticket's first public event. The bilingual Kaine may prove to be a valuable asset in Spanish-language media as the campaign appeals to Hispanic-Americans turned off by Republican Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric about immigrants.
How do you drive home the ridiculousness of climate change deniers? The good folks at Climate Inaction came up with some figurines, each with their own superpowers of willful denial: To highlight the absurdity of doing nothing in the...Show More Summary
Trump surrogates are either unabashed liars, or they're complete simpletons who often tell unpleasant truths. In Wisconsin's Sean Duffy they have both. Source: Think Progress During a CNN interview this morning, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)...Show More Summary
Tougher to clean up and shine, however, is the state's political image, tarnished by recent political corruption cases that have implicated many Democrats across the state. —In June, a longtime Philadelphia congressman, Chaka Fattah,...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton announced her selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate late on Friday evening, and something incredible has already happened: Major Republican figures are speaking up to offer their praise. Here, for instance, is Arizona Sen. Show More Summary
Breaion King, an Austin, Texas school teacher was driving, according to police, 15 miles above the speed limit. This is not exactly a remarkable event, unless it's completely mishandled. This is a time that turned out worse than youShow More Summary
Sadly, No!: While it seemed like there was meth to the madness of RNC delegates in Cleveland, some conservative pundits were obviously dropping acid. Talk Left: Its recent losses in Iraq and Syria don’t mean ISIS and its appendages aren’t still capable of wreaking havoc. Eschaton: #ThanksBrexit. Show More Summary