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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
    Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier.     The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division and...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00pm
    Following last week’s Republican calamity in Cleveland, the Democratic National Convention rolls into Philadelphia on Monday with big opportunities and big challenges.     Many Democrats will come with...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
    The four day Trump-a-thon, sometimes noted as the Republican National Convention, ended this week in Cleveland, with the Republican party still divided and Donald Trump’s ego inflated larger than a Macy’s parade balloon....
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Where's the pivot?     That's what I was wondering throughout Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lengthy and surprisingly humorless acceptance speech Thursday at the Grand Old Party's...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. In fact, as measured by the murder rate, New York...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
    It is a sad day for this country when a major political party puts forth as their candidate for the most important job in the world a man such as the Republicans have done this week. Yes, the handwriting has been on the wall for...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:00am
    Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am
    Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia.     Both of his barbed-...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 9:00am
    Right after the Sept. 11 attacks, I ran into Hillary Clinton outside an armory in Manhattan that served as a sort of clearing house for tragedy, where people brought pictures of the missing and checked for information. She talked for...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:00am
    They didn’t riot in the streets of Cleveland, as Donald Trump said his supporters would do had things not gone his way. But you saw the raw essence of a riot, the madness and loss of reason, on display in four days of chaos at...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:00am
    The shaky façade of party unity that the Trump campaign has sought to construct at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland endured a stiff test Wednesday night when it risked the appearance of defeated and bitter rival...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 6:00am
    If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising to make America great again....
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 5:00am
    The Donald Trump Family Reunion, formerly known as the Republican National Convention, illustrates how a once great political party now sees its main purpose as harnessing the opposition to the devil.      There...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 4:00am
    Did that just happen?     After Ted Cruz had finished his drop-the-mic Republican National Convention speech and been booed off the stage, historian Michael Beschloss posted the following tweet: "Never seen...
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:00am
    Ted Cruz, vanquished presidential candidate, coughed up the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination precisely once in his convention speech Wednesday night. "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning...
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