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Hillary the Admonisher

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

The Clintons' narcissism perfumed every bit of Hillary's campaign, and it leaked down to her contributors and followers. "Were you in it for me?" was the funniest line of her speech.

Hillary's Women Already Have Power

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Hillary did everything she needed to achieve for a united party and a dignified conclusion to her campaign for her supporters. I think she gave the speech of her life.

Seth Colter Walls

Clinton's Wealthy Die-Hards Are Contradicting Her Campaign's Message | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in primary season, Hillary Clinton said her campaign was dedicated to serving people "with needs" while her opponent's appeal was aesthetic in na...

Forgotten Man

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Here in Denver, where podium time has been found for a mind-numbing array of obscure speakers, the day will pass without ceremony or acknowledgment of LBJ. Why?

Baton-Bashed In Denver! Is This Really What Democracy Looks Like?!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY REALLY LOOKS LIKE?! There are characteristics essential to being a member of the peace and social justice organization, ...

On National Security Night, Clinton Keeps His Gun Holstered and Biden Fires Away

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

National security rated only passing mentions -- broad generalities when specifics were called for. This despite the fact that the Bush years have given us so many tragic specifics to remind the American people of.

Late-night DNC: Booze, Karaoke & Angry Wrestling

Moby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Should politics solely exist in a platonic, rarefied, patrician environment? Or should politics at times involve beer and bad hotel sex for government employees and lobbyists?

I Did Not Lose to that Man . . . Mr. Obama

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kaus

I'm sorry, but the theories that Hillary Clinton showed "exemplary grit and class" or that "it is no longer up to her" are preposterous. Hillary managed to make voting for Obama sound like taking Cod Liver Oil.

Wake Up, Democrats: Send Dirty Coal Packing

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In one of the creepiest displays of propaganda this week in Denver, Dirty Coal certainly thinks the Democratic convention is for sale.

Hillary's Show Stopper

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The talking heads doubted she'd do it. The Hillary haters doubted she would do it. The anti-Clintonites doubted she could do it. But boy did she do it.

Thousands March In Protest Against War at DNC

Hunter Weeks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hunter Weeks

Thousands of vocal Denver citizens showed up to express their disapproval for the war. I marched with them and caught some of the scene. The feeling ...

Denver Officials Move Out Homeless For Convention, Offering Movie Passes And Intimidation

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann West

The plan seems to have focused entirely on simply moving the homeless out of the downtown area, either by harassing them or by paying them to go to movies, museums and the zoo.

Young Obama Supporters Make an Old Paradigm New

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Invesco Field's young staffers illustrate a new political reality: my generation's form of activism is to work within the political process for a candidate who inspires us.

What Hillary Did Last Night And Whose Court The Unity Ball Is In Now

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Hillary has hit the unity ball into the other court. If delegates strongly feel the need to vote for her, it is not because she didn't try to persuade them. The choice is theirs.

A Brilliant Democratic Sucker-Punch?

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Sure, hindsight is 20-20. But after watching Hillary and Bill Clinton's speeches over the past two nights, you have to believe that their rousing endorsements of Barack Obama were inevitable.

Cry Havoc

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

It's madness to have wasted -- yes, wasted -- these opportunities to take it to the ones who need it to be taken to. For the remaining two nights, the Dems need to whip the viewing nation into an audience of berserkers.

Denver - Something's Missing...

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hannah Fisher

The USA is a country frequently portrayed by outsiders as hosting extravagant, voluble and boisterous events. As a young Brit in town, this is certai...

What Hillary Didn't Say

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

But, at the end of the evening, I was left wanting something. The impossible something. I want that bell unrung and, if I could have written part of Hillary's speech, here's what she'd have said to us...

Barack Obama Does Not Have to Be Another Jimmy Carter

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Obama and Carter's similarities overlook two key differences that suggest a better outcome should Obama be elected.

Camelot Revisited

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

I covered the Kennedy for President campaign in 1980 and the convention in New York that year. The parallels to this year's Democratic campaign are striking.

And The Talking Heads Run On, Gavel To Gavel

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Stay tuned! Rest assured there's more "election coverage" coming at you from one of the many "best political teams" on television. My advice: Switch to C-Span.

Platform Junkies

Bill Curry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Curry

I take some comfort from the Republicans. Their platform has a few more specifics, nearly every one an idea that John McCain once denounced as dishonest and mean spirited.

Denver Police Have Already Arrested About 100 Protesters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Associated Press reports that, as of early Tuesday, about 100 people have been arrested following the breakup of a protest by Denver police. The...

Please, Democrats, Attack

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

If the Democrats do not spend the remaining days of their convention -- hell, the remaining days of the campaign -- in an all-out assault on the ruinous Bush-McCain policies, they will lose.

Celebrating Green In Denver

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

From the moment Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper learned his city would play host, he became obsessed with the possibilities of doing things better by doing them greener.