I Had A Dream Of A Convention With Sleep: Things I Failed To Appreciate

When I started this week, I figured that I would be tired by the end of it but still excited to be here. I had no idea I would be so bone-tired by the time Obama gave his speech that I couldn't even begin to parse my feelings on it. But there were so many people to talk to, so many parties to go to, so much… » 8/30/08 6:20pm 8/30/08 6:20pm

Jennifer Granholm Says, "Be Bold," Why Were You Put On This Planet?

One of the really amazing things about being at the Democratic convention this week was all the women (and young women) who were there — delegates, attendees, elected officials and others. It was very cool to see so many young women getting so excited and involved about politics. So when I got a chance on the very… » 8/30/08 4:10pm 8/30/08 4:10pm

Lilly Ledbetter Knows McCain's "Out Of Touch With Reality"

It's not terribly often that you get to interview a feminist icon. Well, I mean, I guess it's getting more common for me, but still, it's pretty cool. So when my colleague over at Glamocracy » 8/30/08 2:40pm 8/30/08 2:40pm asked me if I wanted to interview Lilly Ledbetter, I was like, "Hell, yeah." Don't recognize her name? If you ever have to sue…

Conventional Crap: Moebama Underwhelmed By Barack's Beautiful, Moving…

Although I am basically a walking, red-colored zombie — or, I would be if my feet didn't hurt so much that I'm not really walking as much as limping — someone's got to wrap up the week of speechifying, pandering, branding and making the kind of history that causes grown people to cry before the speech even starts and… » 8/29/08 10:00am 8/29/08 10:00am

Liveblogging Obama From Invesco Field!

It only took me three hours, a nasty sunburn, three experiences with the metal detectors, multiple conversations with various security personnel and a really, really claustrophobic elevator ride to get here, but here I am, live at Invesco Field. I'm sandwiched in next to Katha Pollitt from The Nation » 8/28/08 8:43pm 8/28/08 8:43pm and overlooking…

Conventional Crap: Wednesday Surprises And The End Of Our Patience

Look, these conventions are hard. Some of us have it harder than others, what with getting up at the crack of dawn and walking miles a day and trying to pay attention to speeches when all we really want to do is curl up in bed and die. But I can't die, yet, if only because everyone will Twitter and text me so much… » 8/28/08 11:00am 8/28/08 11:00am

Liveblogging Bill Clinton's Convention Speech

Oh, damn, I barely got to my seat in time but I am here! They closed the hall again, like that's any big deal because every speech they close the hall (except in Boston, where I swear they bribed the fire marshalls). But this is Bill Clinton, bitches! 9:25 ET: » 8/27/08 9:00pm 8/27/08 9:00pm Um, shortest speech by Bill Clinton ever? Yes, we can. …

Conventional Crap: There Is Nothing But Hillary On Hump Day

Really, after last night, there's nothing else to talk about. There's no stupid McCain response » 8/27/08 10:00am 8/27/08 10:00am that needs to be parsed, no other headlines to read, it's just time to talk about Hillary. And so I'm lucky that I have a Clintonista with me today! is a fellow , but she's also a Denver local and the author of and the…

Liveblogging Hillary Clinton's Convention Speech

Former Virginia Governor (and current Senate candidate) Mark Warner was Hillary Clinton's lead-in tonight — how cool is it that a man was basically her warm-up act, by the way? Anyway, he's finished speaking, and we're waiting for Chelsea to start her introduction of her mother — this will be the largest crowd she's… » 8/26/08 10:15pm 8/26/08 10:15pm

Hillary's Speech May Heal Some, But Others Prefer The Wounds Stay Open

A year ago, common knowledge held that this year's DNC would be the Hillary convention, culminating in a coronation of the first female soon-to-be President. What a difference a year makes. Hillary Clinton will be speaking tonight in Denver on the 88th anniversary of women's suffrage, but as the losing candidate and… » 8/26/08 6:30pm 8/26/08 6:30pm

Conventional Crap: Chicago! Hope! Change! (And "Poison")

Oh, good God, it's early here in Denver and it was a late night last night but Spencer » 8/26/08 10:00am 8/26/08 10:00am and are dedicated servants, so we dance, bitches, dance for your amusement despite the fact that we both think it might be sort of okay to die this early in the morning. After the jump, we talk about the parties, condoms, the…

Obama And McCain Meet Rick Warren For The Betterment Of Rick Warren

Rick Warren is the author of A Purpose Driven Life » 8/18/08 10:00am 8/18/08 10:00am, which is a book I haven't read nor do I intend to read because I'm a bigger believer in the motivating nature of futility. But lots of people buy what Rick Warren is selling, so Barack Obama and John McCain schlepped to his California megachurch this weekend for a…

Kwame Kilpatrick Waves Goodbye to Denver Dreams

  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, facing perjury charges in one case and assault charges in another, has been ordered to remain in Detroit instead of attending the Democratic convention. He tried to argue that his presence was really important to the Democratic party, but if Obama doesn't feel it's necessary to play…
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The Edwards Scandal Will Not Be Allowed To Die!

People » 8/14/08 10:00am 8/14/08 10:00am has Elizabeth Edwards on its cover this week, not that she posed for it or is quoted directly within it but, despite , everyone just wants to know how she feels about the world knowing that her husband cheated on her. (Hint: Not good.) So and act like good little voyeurs and have a peek but get distracted by…