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Networks Sleep While Democracy Burns

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

While the networks yuk it up with sitcoms and teen libido, the message they're sending the American public is that the most important political gatherings of the last four years don't merit the nation's full attention.

PUMA -- Endangered Species

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary made the case she needed to make to her supporters who were still sitting on the fence, and she did it perfectly, in a speech for the ages.

Dignity And Respect -- Except for Hillary

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

The real reason voters might go over to McCain is the animosity coming from the Obama people, the people who idolize a leader who "treats people with dignity and respect," as Michelle Obama put it.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.

While Media Partied, Colorado First Lady Joined Convention Contemplatives

Norman B. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman B. Wilson

While a huge media party raged at nearby Elitch Gardens, Jeannie Ritter, wife of Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, slipped in through a side door without any fanfare and sat at the back to meditate.

Opening Night At The Democratic Convention: Two Thumbs Down

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

CNN's Anderson Cooper told television viewers at 9 PM, "The first two hours went by without anyone delivering a focused message." He has a flair for understatement.

My Bloody First Democratic Convention -- Chicago 1968

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

With the 2008 Democratic national convention about to begin in Denver, I can't help recalling the first DNC that I covered in 1968, exactly 40 years ago this week.

Possible Obama Assassination Plot in Denver -- Here is the Latest

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Mainstream media are now confirming, and going beyond, the initial reports this evening of a possible assassination plot against Barack Obama and the arrest of two men.

Signs of Significance

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

HuffPost's OffTheBus is teaming up with USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership and the Institute for Photographic Empowerment to support...

Reflections on Past Conventions: Jimmy Carter, Mike Dukakis, and Bill Clinton.

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

During the first democratic nominating convention I attended in 1976 (I was a delegate in 1974 but that interim convention was only about rules change...

Denver Vlogging For Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

The big reason I'm here is to stand up for participatory democracy. This election marks the serious beginning of a shift from big-money governance to networked governance.

Democratic Convention Citizen Photo Essay: Maximum Exposure

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

WANTED: Photos and videos taken during the Democratic National Convention by tourists, Denver residents, bloggers, superdelegates, delegates, staffers, journalists, and activists.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

Culture Zohn: Dear Democrats, Please Wake Up!

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Zohn

McCain was droll, offensive without being nasty and very relaxed. He was handy at spewing mixed-up rhetoric about his position and Obama's on the war, oil drilling, NATO and tax cuts -- It was seductive.

Denver Report: Officials Ramp Up Security For Convention, Ban Buckets Of Feces

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory Daurer

The Convention has been designated a National Special Security Event. Security costs will run upwards of $50 million -- and don't even think about carrying around a bucket of feces and urine!

Obama's Newbie Activists: Unloved By Insiders But Here To Stay

Kristi Boone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristi Boone

I have decided to channel my frustration with the party by getting my hands dirty. I am running for the Kansas House of Representatives to try to make the party a more open environment for people like me.

Obama Makes the Right Move on the Hillary Roll Call

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

Allowing Clinton's name on the roll call will cement her place in history and has demonstrated Obama's key character trait -- a generosity of spirit -- that is not only admirable, but it works.

W&W: The Other Convention: How Will Republicans Show Up Barackstar's PoliticoPalooza?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Yes, Obama is everywhere, and we know the Democratic National Convention is going to be huge. But what about that other convention with, you know, the...

Friday Talking Points [41] -- The Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have a confession to make. I actually watch the network news. Maybe I should enter into a twelve-step program or something. But I don't watch the ...

Friday Talking Points [40] -- Obama Shines, McCain Whines

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Be careful what you wish for, John. That seems to be the message of the week for Senator John McCain. He took some campaign consultant's idea a few w...

Friday Talking Points [38] -- Whiners And Cheeseheads

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back to Friday Talking Points, after a one-week hiatus! While plenty has happened in the past two weeks which bears close and careful analysis...

Obama: Give $, Win a Seat at My Nomination Speech

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Team Obama made it official this morning - he'll accept the nomination from Denver's Invesco Field at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos.   In...