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The Democratic National Convention 2020, Fourth Night: Biden

Every party needs a nominee, and to advance their views, and oppose the views of Trumpism’s nativist horde, these Democrats have chosen Biden. A year ago, Trump’s pressure campaign against Ukraine made clear how much Trump worried over Biden’s possible nomination. In Biden’s acceptance speech last night, one can see why Trump selfishly worried about Biden, but…

The Democratic National Convention 2020, Third Night: The Case Against Trump and for a Better America

In one night, through two speakers, the Democrats succinctly made their case against Donald Trump (through Barack Obama) and for an alternative (through Kamala Harris). There have been, we may be grateful, few times that America has faced so existential a threat as Trumpism. No one would envy us these times; no caring person would…

The Democratic National Convention 2020, Second Night: The Roll Call Vote That Looks Like America

Under the threat from Trumpism, the Democrats of this convention have built a coalition, of themselves supportive independents, that looks like America. In their roll call vote last night, one saw the success of their efforts. Those opposed to Trump might have wilted under pressure from the power of the federal executive branch, but they…

The Democratic National Convention 2020, First Night: Kristin Urquiza Remembers Her Father

So, the Democrats held the first night of their audiovisual convention Monday night. There were, watching, millions of us who are not Democrats, but are yet resolved and confirmed against Trump his autocratic nativism. Although some like us have melted away, for the remnant of which we are a part Never Trump means never Trump.  We…

Immoral (and Unnecessary) Compromises

There’s a certain kind of Republican who rationalizes Trump’s many vices because, well, Trump has nominated some conservative judges. (Hugh Hewitt, who’ll rationalize anything to keep a job on the Salem talk radio network comes to mind. See It’s the Supreme Court, stupid.) If there’s an equivalent of this, it’s a certain kind of Democrat…