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Bill Comes Due - WSJ

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA-Did Bill Clinton give an effective speech on behalf of his wife last night? We have no idea. We know too much. That is, we were working in political journalism during Mr. Clinton's time in the White House, and at The Wall Street Journal for the his last 4½ years.

Feel the Fizzle - WSJ

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA-Sen. Ted Cruz got booed last week for declining to endorse his party's presidential nominee. This week, Sen. Bernie Sanders got booed for endorsing his party's inevitable nominee. (Or to be precise, the inevitable nominee of the party whose nomination Sanders was contesting. As far as we know, Sanders still isn't formally a Democrat.)

Philadelphia Feels the Bern

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA-Who says protesting is futile? One of the first signs we saw when we wandered into the pro-Bernie Sanders rally Sunday afternoon read FIRE DEBBIE. Hours later, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose full name is too unwieldy to fit on a sign, had indeed been ousted after more than five years as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Trump Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

wsj.com — CLEVELAND-"You're not an idiot. . . . You're a fisherman!" Donald Trump did not say those words when he accepted the Republican nomination for president last night, although his speech was very long. And much of what he said was in the same spirit.

RNC Boos Cruz - WSJ

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Was his speech a principled stand or a miscalculation? Ted Cruz is the toast of the town, or he would be if Nevertrumpville incorporated.

A Cleveland Safari

wsj.com — CLEVELAND-It was a sunny day, but the man from the Cleveland Host Committee warned me that I might get rained on. "Don't stand too close to the speaker's platform," he told me just outside Public Square, ground zero for protests during the Republican National Convention. "They're throwing urine and feces."

Trump Wins Shouting Match

wsj.com — CLEVELAND-We covered six national political conventions between 2004 and 2012, but we'd never witnessed any actual drama on the floor. That changed yesterday, when Nevertrump delegates staged a full-fledged kerfuffle. "Chaos Erupts on GOP Convention Floor After Voice Vote Shuts Down Never Trump Forces," Politico headlined.

The Politics of Disorder

wsj.com — CLEVELAND-Reporting from the Republican National Convention here, New York's Daily News, the liberal media's id, has a story that sums up why half of Americans hate the media (the other half hate them for other reasons). "This year's RNC may be a grand old segregated party," reads the opening paragraph.

If You Choose Not to Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The astonishing thing about Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's opinion in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood -- last week's case involving New Hampshire's Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act -- is that it was for a unanimous court.

How to Destroy Journalism

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The wrong response to the Trump challenge. (Best of the Tube this weekend: Catch us on a special live hour-long episode of "The Journal Editorial Report" previewing the Republican National Convention.
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Jul 29, 2016

.@TonyLimaPOL I'm a purist on this matter. "Gender" refers to language only.

Jul 29, 2016

.@TonyLimaPOL @ScottAdamsSays An hour does seem quick; my point is an executive doesn't need the same depth of knowledge as a specialist.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @rickklein: thus concludes the two newsiest conventions a political reporter could ever wish for. Might not see this again, folks.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @IMAO_: Infinitely better than believing in science is understanding science.

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