While there was continuing fallout today from the story that Trump lied to the American people about the seriousness of the coronavirus, the breaking stories were mostly about securing the election. Overwhelmingly, the stories today were about controlling the flow of information to voters.
- August 25, 2020
The Republicans attacked the Democratic National Convention as negative and dark, and promised that they would share an optimistic, uplifting vision of America. Instead, the Republicans presented a dark fantasy vision of a hellscape where Democrats want to turn America into a war zone.
- August 18, 2020
The DNC programming was designed to feel inclusive. The theme was “We the People,” and the evening began with the voices and pictures of young Americans from all walks of life singing. Soon they were replaced by a video of Americans working together, set to Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising.” The evening’s events focused on America’s youth and its people of color.
- April 12, 2017A recent, narrow victory in Kansas and upcoming special elections in Georgia and Montana have Republicans worried.
- June 6, 2016We need to be honest about the legion of viewpoints within the party, and eradicate media-assigned caricatures that help no one.
- October 17, 2013In a governor’s race between a glad-handing Democrat and a self-righteous Republican, money wins.