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Making America Safe for Whom?

nytimes.com — CLEVELAND - So far, the Republican National Convention in Cleveland has been a slapdash spectacle of the absurd, with processions of B-list politicians and Z-list celebrities jockeying for the title of biggest embarrassment.

Trump's chance to reboot

adn.com — As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland this week, Donald Trump has a tremendous opportunity to rebrand and reboot his campaign, to make it look and feel more professional and less petulant. Even for the people who loathe him - and there are many - the intensity of outrage inevitably wanes.

Trump’s Chance to Reboot

nytimes.com — As the Republican National Convention kicks off Monday, Donald Trump has a tremendous opportunity to rebrand and reboot his campaign, to make it look and feel more professional and less petulant. Even for the people who loathe him - and there are many - the intensity of outrage inevitably wanes.

Blood on Your Hands, Too

nytimes.com — There is no question that we should examine incidents of police violence for traces of bias, if for no other reason than to rule it out if it isn't present. Indeed, we should all search ourselves for manifestations of racial bias. But the current conversation is - and must be - larger than that.

Charles Blow — Charlie Rose

After Louisiana, Minnesota, Texas shootings, addressing loss, pain, race in America

newsobserver.com — Charles Blow: This is a time when communities, institutions, movements and even nations are tested. Will the people of moral clarity, good character and righteous cause be able to drown out the chorus of voices that seek to use each dead body as a societal wedge?

A Week From Hell

nytimes.com — This was yet another week that tore at the very fiber of our nation. After two videos emerged showing the gruesome killings of two black men by police officers, one in Baton Rouge, La., and the other in Falcon Heights, Minn., a black man shot and killed five officers in a cowardly ambush at an otherwise peaceful protest and wounded seven more people.

Hillary Clinton: Ma’am Survivor

nytimes.com — The Clintons - both Hillary and Bill - are very smart, but also quite reckless. They play too close to the edge and sometimes go over. They parse words to parry attacks. They possess a sort of preternatural political ability, but also a political paranoia.

Clinton not perfect but deserves some credit

lasvegassun.com — It is easy in an election cycle that has seen the improbable rise of preposterous presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to center all discussion about the race on him: how poorly he's doing, how outrageous this week's comments were, how damning a new investigative report into his past has proved.

Giving Clinton Her Due

nytimes.com — It is easy in an election cycle that has seen the improbable rise of the preposterous presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to center all discussion about the race on him: how poorly he's doing, how outrageous this week's comments were, how damning a new investigative report into his past has proved.
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Jul 23, 2016

RT @nytpolitics: .@nickconfessore: "Kaine opens up with more Spanish than English. The language is the message."  http://nyti.ms/2a1GZfE 

Jul 23, 2016

As I tell everyone: A prez lasts 8 years at most; a Supreme Court appointment could last 50. What court do you want?  https://twitter.com/Rampager73xl/status/756882697906249731 

Jul 23, 2016

On another note: I don't know ANYTHING about #TimKaine. Trying to read up…


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