Conventions

The Clinton Speech

Bill Clinton talks about policy — about the substance of governing — better than any other politician I’ve ever heard. He keeps it simple and he keeps it accurate. He can make Medicare as dramatic as warfare. He did a major demolition job on the Republican Party’s economic policy on Wednesday night. He held it to the light of the …

The Jerusalem Controversy

Whoever took the usual language about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel out of the Democratic platform is an idiot. This is a long-time silliness that can’t really be resolved until a Middle East peace is achieved, but lip service must be paid. For what it’s worth, Jerusalem really is, most definitely, the capital of Israel. It is …

Hickenlooper: Romney ‘Still Somewhat of a Mystery’

Shortly before he was set to speak in Charlotte on Wednesday night, I sat down with Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper. A rumored 2016 White House hopeful (though he demurs), Hickenlooper plans to emphasize bipartisan accomplishments in his state, with the message that “the bickering’s gotta come to an end” in …

Watch: A Small Group of Mormons Rally for Obama

It is not every day that you run into a liberal Mormon. But on Tuesday, for the first time in history, Democratic members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a meeting at their party’s Convention. “We are here. We are Mormons and we support Democrats for Obama,” said Robert Taber, who leads the group Mormons for …

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