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  • Conventions 2016

    Trump Time Capsule #52: Hobgoblin of Little Minds

    Donald Trump sent out the second tweet, saying people should never be mocked for their heritage, thirteen minutes after the…

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    Trump Time Capsule #51: The Tax Returns

    For three days now, Donald Trump has been the official nominee of the Republican party. For many decades…

  • Next America: Criminal Justice
    Lynne Sladky / AP

    Making It Easier for Former Inmates to Work in L.A.

    The city plans to prohibit some employers from asking job applicants about their criminal record.

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    Chris Carlson / AP / Paul Spella / The Atlantic

    What It’s Like to Write Speeches for the Conventions

    Somewhere in the basements of Philadelphia, wordsmiths are crafting the messages of 2016.

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    Carlo Allegri / Reuters

    The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump: Now Can I Get an Encore?

    The Republican nominee thanked his campaign staff and railed against Ted Cruz in a news conference Friday.

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    Dodge City's New Frontier

    A high school in the famed Kansas town is embracing its rapidly changing demographics.

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    What Are Victim-Impact Statements For?

    Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court ruled in their favor, what exactly have victims of crime won? And at what cost?

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    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    The Democrat That Republicans Really Fear Most

    Delegates in Cleveland answer a nightmare question: Would they take four more years of Barack Obama over a Hillary Clinton presidency?

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    Carlos Barria / Reuters

    ‘Low-Key, Loyal Effectiveness’: Clinton Chooses Tim Kaine

    With her party’s convention in Philadelphia approaching, the Democratic nominee has a running mate.

  • An Icon of the New Gilded Age

    The winning entry of our reader contest for the best walk-on song for Trump, “You’re So Vain,” reminded me…

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    The Atlantic Conventions Daily

    That’s a wrap—until next week.

  • Track of the Day: 'You're So Vain'

    All this week, via our Politics & Policy Daily newsletter, Elaine asked readers, “What song should Donald Trump come out…

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    Is Wikipedia Foreshadowing Clinton's Vice-Presidential Pick?

    A certain senator’s page has seen nearly 100 edits this week alone.

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    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    Donald Trump's Weird and Wild Post-RNC Speech

    The morning after he accepted the Republican nomination with a serious, long speech, Trump dredged up old feuds, praised the National Enquirer, and had his fun.

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    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

    Do Republicans Think Trump Can Win?

    Nonpartisan prognosticators and party officials seem bleak about the GOP’s chances in November. But delegates in Cleveland were at least somewhat more optimistic.

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    John Minchillo / AP

    Dispatch From a Ghost Town

    Amid the chaos of the Republican National Convention, the city of Cleveland was quiet.

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    Trump Time Capsule #50: 'I Alone'

    No one will ever be able to say, looking back, that Donald Trump was concealing the kind of leader he…

  • Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

    Why Democrats and Republicans Literally Speak Different Languages

    The Republican National Convention proved yet again that the GOP talks about America and U.S. policy with an entire unique vocabulary. It hasn’t always been this way.

  • Jim Urquhart / Reuters

    The Triumph of the Chaos Candidate

    Donald Trump took the freak show of American politics and made it the main event. But now he says he wants to be the candidate of calm.

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    Card Shark

    Bikini trading-card king Brian Wallos expands his empire to politics, training his gaze on 2016’s winners, losers, and rookies as well as the future stars of 2020.

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    Philadelphia Has Brotherly Love for Protesters

    Ahead of the Democratic National Convention, police and other officials are keeping calm and carrying on.