The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of King in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008: “[King] brought Americans from every corner of this land to stand together on a...
From his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 that made him a household name to his farewell address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama has captivated the world with his words. Hailed as one of the greatest presidential...Show More Summary
President Obama sounded the same haughty notes on his way out as he did on the way in. David Harsanyi writes: Watching President Barack Obama's soaring 2008 Democratic National Convention speech in Denver, I never imagined the kind of turmoil his presidency would incite. Show More Summary
When Bernie Sanders hung up his presidential bid at the Democratic National Convention last year, progressive thinkers were grappling with a critical question: Could the enthusiasm Sanders had generated be replicated outside a presidential...Show More Summary
At the Republican National Convention last July, retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn famously led Donald Trump’s supporters in angry chants of “Lock her up!” to demand prosecution of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Flynn has suggested that Americans should fear all Muslims, and argued that terrorism...
Back in 2004, Obama debuted his public-speaking chops and introduced himself to the nation with the Democratic National Convention keynote speech. It feels like a long, long time ago.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who gave a powerful speech condemning Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric during the Democratic National Convention and became a prominent voice speaking up against the Republican's indecencies, wrote Senate Judiciary Committee leaders today in opposition to the nomination of Sen. Show More Summary
The myth of Barack Obama usually begins with his speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and for good reason—it was the speech that jump-started his political career, putting the then–state senator on the fast track to national office. Show More Summary
America Ferrera was not shy about her political leanings, last year actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton as she ran for president. Ferrera appeared at the Democratic National Convention and stumped for the former Secretary of State, encouraging people to get out and vote. Show More Summary
Over the spring and summer of 2016, I wrote several articles about Republican Never Trumpers’ “last stand” to block the nomination of Donald Trump, using some arcane provision in Republican National Convention rules or Roberts’ Rules of Order to obstruct a formality. Show More Summary
When Bloomberg Media convened an invitation-only forum of notables on “The Future of Climate Change” during the first weekday of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer, there was only one black person at the table. When that person, economist Julianne Malveaux, finally asked what that event’s cross section of environmentalist elite were doing […]
I was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bernie Sanders, which was a privilege. For that, I have to thank my candidate in the primary, for whom my respect is immense and not at all dimmed by our...Read more
Prior to his presidency, Barack Obama was just like us. Before rising to fame as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and after running a losing campaign, he was broke and got his credit card declined. In a...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama’s political career took off on a rocket ship at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, when his keynote address made him a household name. But things were very different in 2000, when he actually had troubleShow More Summary
Who is the real Barack Obama, the far-left community organizer and Hyde Park politician, or the post-partisan moderate who inspired at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and campaigned for the presidency in 2008? That will be a central question for historians of Obama’s presidency. Show More Summary
Click here for reuse options! In 2016 angry men, fed up with all the women in pop culture, turned to Donald Trump to prop up their fragile egos. In July, after watching the Democratic National Convention, Scott Adams — the creator of...Show More Summary
Democrats for Life has been saying for years that the party must welcome pro-life lawmakers into its fold. Instead, the party has moved to adopt increasingly radical positions on abortion. In July, the Democratic National Convention adopted a platform on abortion that was so extreme that even some Democrats called it “crazy.” The plank calls […]
In Bonita Springs, Florida, this March, Bill Lonkart was preparing for the coming Republican presidential primary. In Philadelphia this July, Amanda Berg was gearing up to protest the Democratic National Convention. Lonkart was 77 and finishing up his second term as a city commissioner. Show More Summary
When USA’s drama series Shooter was originally supposed to premiere in late July 2016, Hillary Clinton was comfortably leading Donald Trump in the polls by 10 points, and, boosted by a strong Democratic National Convention, was cruising toward becoming the first female US President. Show More Summary
A Muslim American soldier whose death in Iraq was described in a speech at the Democratic National Convention will be honored.