PHILADELPHIA — America’s political conventions should last for two days each at the very most. And they should happen in the fall.
I hate to open with a cliché, but—to cite another cliché—clichés are clichés for a reason. These, my good people, are extraordinary times. And when the times are extraordinary, they call for extraordinary measures.
Like an Ark floating securely above a sea of drowning atheists, the Philly GOP DNC Party (informally titled “Welcome to Philly, Hillary—You’ll Fit Right In!”) was a beacon of irritated conservatism in a town that had no time for it. Coincidentally, it was also raining very hard that night. We decided to take shelter…
PHILADELPHIA — On the second night of the Republican National Convention, actor Scott Baio took the stage. These days, the once-ubiquitous Baio may enjoy some relative anonymity, but he was still the highest-wattage star the RNC could cajole on-air, and even that was a depressing accident—Baio later told reporters he…
“And the sign says, you gotta have a membership card to get inside. Uh!” -Tesla
I’m certain of so few things in this world. I’m certain Jennifer Lopez is 47. I’m certain Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift were both designed by Vincent Price’s character from Edward Scissorhands, and I’m certain the man in the video above is in love with someone. I’m just not certain of her name.
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very long days.
“Our motto is, when they go low, we go high,” Michelle Obama said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, a vivid, emotional, expertly delivered endorsement of Hillary Clinton that somehow managed to—at least temporarily—wipe away the grime of cynicism and anger that have colored the past…
PHILADELPHIA — On Monday evening, the Democratic National Convention was like, “Live from Philadelphia, it’s Monday night,” (haha) as it welcomed Sen. Al Franken and Sarah Silverman to speak for a few minutes. And the audience, which consists of a fair chunk of Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates, and which has…
PHILADELPHIA — Welcome to the first night of the Democratic National Convention, where we’ll be coming to you live from the disgusting, 200-degree little plot of land in hell that is Philly. Tonight we’re in for a special treat: Bernie Sanders will be taking the stage. And if god cares about the media at all, Bernie…
Thousands of delegates have traveled to Philadelphia to selflessly take part in their democracy. Here are probably half of them waiting for a shuttle to transport them between the Convention Center, the Wells Fargo arena, and their hotels. According to Weather.com, it currently feels like 109 degrees.
Philadelphia — Welcome to the city of brotherly love; the land of the free and the home of the swag. Here’s all the junk journalists get upon checking in to the convention.
PHILADELPHIA—On Monday afternoon, hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters, members of the media, and a few conservative trolls, converged in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall to protest a primary race that’s already been won.
I guess this was as inevitable as it is ironic: Bernie Sanders supporters booed Bernie Sanders at a rally in Philadelphia Monday, after he told them it was time to work to elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. In the video above, you can hear them booing quite a lot.
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very sweaty days.
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is set to have a very bad week in Philadelphia. It started early and in a uniquely humiliating fashion, when she got booed offstage at a Monday morning breakfast hosted by a delegation from Florida.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced that she’ll resign from her post following the end of the party’s convention this week.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has been selected to deliver an address during prime time on the first night of the Democratic convention later this month, spurring rumors that she will not be picked as Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee.
Both the Democratic and Republican national conventions this year promise to be circuses, although the RNC will be particularly wild, what with gelatinous bile-mass Donald Trump prepared to engulf the Republican party. Now the anti-abortion crowd is joining the fun, with a group called Created Equal hiring a plane to…
A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee has leaked online following this week’s report that the DNC was breached by Russian hackers. In it, Trump is pilloried as a “bad businessman” and “misogynist in chief.”