The commander-in-chief’s speech to a disabled veterans’ group was a counterweight to Donald Trump’s comments on the military.
The most personally moving, and most fundamentally patriotic, moment of the Democratic National Convention was the appearance by the bereaved…
The Atlantic’s Molly Ball explores Hillary Clinton’s image of composure in the midst of a troubled country.
Mark Salter, former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain, has written an essay for Real Clear Politics on why…
Last night, in her overall very successful acceptance speech, Hillary Clinton said with ruthless precision about her opponent: …
Can Hillary Clinton’s projection of steadiness resonate with an unsettled country?
The placards at the Democratic National Convention had more than symbolic importance.
It's the issue at the heart of the convention: a policy they helped create, and are now debating how to fix.
Those who demonstrate at the RNC and DNC have extreme views within their faith. But they are increasingly mistaken for the mainstream.
The Democrat promised voters she’d do her job intelligently and doggedly—and help them be the heroes of their own lives.
In her acceptance speech, the Democratic nominee took on her Republican rival by throwing Donald Trump’s own words back at him.
The father of a Muslim American who died in Iraq confronts Donald Trump.
The Democratic nominee for United States president made a play for progressives, moderates, and Independents alike during her address in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
The comparatively less flashy, less spirited former First Kid managed to show her mom’s softer side at the DNC on Thursday.
The former secretary of state made history by winning the presidential nomination. Can she do it again by winning the presidency?
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination in Philadelphia, ratifying a promise made there 240 years before—that all are created equal.
Just a quick place-holder note on where things stand, near the end of the DNC and in the middle of…
Experience the senator’s press-conference speech in virtual reality.
Are die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters willing to compromise and vote for Hillary Clinton?
His call for Russian hackers to break into Hillary Clinton’s email validate the worst suspicions of security-state critics.
A casual survey at the DNC reveals not youthful folly, but Millennial pragmatism.
Sketches of voters whose life experiences caused them to see the election through the lenses of gender and race.
Does the Democratic Party—open to all immigrants, races, genders, and sexual orientations—have enough room for less educated white voters?
Twelve years after introducing himself to the American public as the son of an immigrant, the president recast himself as a bearer of Scotch-Irish values.
The billionaire former New York mayor denounced the Republican nominee as a “dangerous demagogue” and a “risky, reckless, and radical choice.”
At the Democratic National Convention, history repeats itself ...
A reader who is a veteran lawyer on the West Coast writes about Donald Trump’s argument that he can’t/won’t release…
Without elaboration, I will note for the record something, yet another thing, that to the best of my knowledge has…
In a press conference right now, Donald Trump says that he’d be happy to release his tax returns but can’t…
The president took the DNC stage on Wednesday, showing why he will be his one-time rival's best advocate this fall.
Liberal mayors see the Republican nominee’s rhetoric as a threat to their diversity and inclusivity.
Delegate Anthony Woods, a former congressional candidate and veteran, is familiar with the DNC’s narratives of inclusion.
In his convention speech, he suggested that Muslims need to earn the rights that all other Americans enjoy.
Hillary Clinton made history on Tuesday night—and her husband reintroduced the first woman to secure a major-party nomination to America.
Four decades after he asked his wife to set aside her own ambitions, he asked Americans to return her to the White House in her own right.
His convention speech re-introducing his wife to the country was an uneven, but ultimately effective, performance.
The women who cheered Hillary Clinton into her official nomination showed why this moment in American history is so important—and fragile.
Bernie Sanders told his supporters to get in line, but some aren't buying it.
Identity politics loomed large on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.
When something goes wrong, I start with blunder, confusion, and miscalculation as the likely explanations. Planned-out wrongdoing is harder to…
Hillary Clinton is running as the candidate of continuity—but Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and most white Democrats think America is headed in the wrong direction.
The First Lady took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention, and united a divided hall.
The majority of Democratic voters, however, are with her.
A call from the Vermont senator urging support for Hillary Clinton was met with boos from delegates in Philadelphia.
Suspicions about foreign interference in U.S. politics have arisen before. In 1980, the Ayatollah’s Iranian government may have delayed the…
The Vermont senator closed the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with a show of unity, but his supporters weren’t necessarily with him.
This will be the Ruby Gilliam’s eighth national convention—and she says she has a few more left in her.
In response to recent items on what Donald Trump is doing, four readers offer views on why. 1)…
The editorial page of the Washington Post, though chronically hawkish in foreign policy, usually ends up endorsing the Democratic candidate…
As the Democratic National Convention prepares to kick off, a massive leak of hacked emails renews old questions about how the Clintons and their associates operate.
When I saw this online video last night, I assumed it was a parody, perhaps a less fantastical version of…
Meet the Clinton and Sanders delegates attending this week’s gathering—with their children, parents, and siblings.
There’s a special “debut” category for vice-presidential selections who very suddenly find themselves in the world’s media glare. VP…
Donald Trump sent out the second tweet, saying people should never be mocked for their heritage, thirteen minutes after the…
For three days now, Donald Trump has been the official nominee of the Republican party. For many decades now,…
Delegates in Cleveland answer a nightmare question: Would they take four more years of Barack Obama over a Hillary Clinton presidency?
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.
Nonpartisan prognosticators and party officials seem bleak about the GOP’s chances in November. But delegates in Cleveland were at least somewhat more optimistic.