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The political genius of Donald Trump's big speech

theweek.com — Donald Trump's unstinting focus on law and order, his repeated flouting of liberal social pieties, and his promise to restore luster and a pulse to America's economy, landed on many deaf ears Thursday night. Of that I have no doubt.

Falwell Suggests Gays to Blame for Attacks

abcnews.go.com — Trapped in San Francisco, away from her partner and children in the nation's capital, Elizabeth Birch, a prominent spokeswoman for gay and lesbian causes, said she awoke this morning to more discomforting news. It was Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., calling to tell Birch about a Washington Post...

An unconventional disaster for Donald Trump

theweek.com — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised us an unprecedented convention. Boy, has he delivered. For three nights, speakers successfully prosecuted Hillary Clinton. For three nights, they failed to make the case that Trump is a credible commander in chief.

Trump’s opening night could have been worse

thecalifornian.com — Donald Trump's nominating convention is not the train wreck his opponents seemed to be cheering for, at least so far. But the opening parade of notables each bore a grievance against the current regime in power and did little to promote Trump as an acceptable commander in chief.

Trump's opening night could have been worse: Column

caller.com — By Marc Ambinder Donald Trump's nominating convention is not the train wreck his opponents seemed to be cheering for, at least so far. But the opening parade of notables each bore a grievance against the current regime in power and did little to promote Trump as an acceptable commander in chief.

Trump's opening night could have been worse: Column

usatoday.com — GOP convention speakers don't have much to say about Trump and some of it seems, uh, borrowed.. Donald Trump's nominating convention is not the train wreck his opponents seemed to be cheering for, at least so far.

Melania Trump's unforgivable sin

theweek.com — On Monday night, Melania Trump, the wife of soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, stood in front of thousands of people gathered at the Republican National Convention, and millions more watching on television, and gave a speech that clearly borrowed heavily from one given by Michelle Obama in 2008.

Donald Trump is the Fight Club candidate

theweek.com — This week, the Republicans will nominate for president a man who, when he watches the film Fight Club, would have no trouble believing that Brad Pitt's Tyler Durden is the hero. That's a problem.

Dallas policing is a bridge to Black Lives Matter: Column

usatoday.com — The techniques adopted in this city recognize the fragility of both black lives and police lives. Before the assassination of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, the city had begun to build something wonderful - a new way of policing that embodies the principle that all lives matter.

How the Dallas shooting was despicably spun into a race war

theweek.com — In the aftermath of the deadliest day for American law enforcement since September 11, The New York Pos t decided to try to foment a race war. The front page of the tabloid today shows a photograph of Dallas Police Department officers prone on the ground, bleeding to death.
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Jul 25, 2016

RT @Phil_Mattingly: NEW CNN/ORC post-GOP convention poll, 4 way race has Trump getting. 7 point bump: https://t.co/gkxHOYMOLn

Jul 25, 2016

RT @cnnbrk: 2 people were killed and more than a dozen others injured in shooting at nightclub in Fort Myers, FL, police say.  http://cnn.it/2acN1J4 

Jul 24, 2016

RT @ScreaminWheat: The moral of the 2016 election: You can tweet *literally anything* but NEVER e-mail anyone ever.

Jul 23, 2016

Why did she pick him? Because she wanted to. She likes him. That's it. Nothing more complicated. Nothing more...  http://fb.me/7vZthXKvE 

Jul 22, 2016

RT @larryrjacobs: GOP/Trump avoided usual Convention focus: jobs/economy. Reason:Americans aren't ranking it as most important problem https://t.co/vPwHH4iURQ


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