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Review: Trouble with the Curve

Are we sure Clint Eastwood wasn't in character at the RNC?
Bad timing
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 21, 2012

Working to Nab the Working Class

Just when we all thought America had become one big, happy post-racial society ( cough, cough ) where the content of one's character is the most important thing, the 2012 elections in the end might just come down to race after all.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 14, 2012
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How a colorful Tampa talk show host might have been the most sane conservative in Tampa

There's a lot of shouting on the third floor of the Tampa Convention Center.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 07, 2012
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Why Menino should veto the redistricting plan; plus, the GOP’s Tampa exploits

You didn't need a PhD in political science to predict that the Boston City Council's redraft of the boundaries delineating neighborhood council seats would meet with shouts of protest.  
Minority report
By EDITORIAL  |  August 31, 2012
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Maine RNC delegates stand for Paul

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Maine delegates will probably be seated on the roof, somewhere between Michael Steele and American Samoa.
Convention Report
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2012

Live Coverage: RNC 2012 updates

Live dispatches from the RNC.
David S. Bernstein and Chris Faraone cover the convention
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 24, 2012


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Officials arm themselves for onslaught of democracy

With the Republican and Democratic national conventions approaching, federal, state, and local officials are working tirelessly to ensure that Tampa and Charlotte welcome all visitors to their cities with rose petals and open arms. Just kidding – they'r
Batten down the hatches
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 24, 2012
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Next week’s Republican convention offers Mitt Romney a chance to get the voting public to like him — but he might as well not bother

Heading into his party's nominating convention, Mitt Romney faces a problem similar to one that confronted Bill Clinton in the summer of 1992: a lot of people don't like him.
Love me not
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 24, 2012
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Judge dismisses RNC protest case

The defendants — who became known as the "Wall 7" — were in St. Paul during the RNC because, as Wilson puts it, "we think that our government should be held accountable for the crimes it has committed."
Justice for protesters
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2009
SP, RNC?

SP, RNC?


 
By Charlie  |  September 05, 2008

The railroading of Democracy Now: An interview with detained journalists Amy Goodman and Nicole Salazar [VIDEO]


ST. PAUL--After Monday's big RNC protest march, I had kind words for the comportment of the police. "Despite their scary-ass outfits," I said, "they ultimately proved to...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 04, 2008


Explaining my RNC grades

Explaining my RNC grades


  ST. PAUL--In an email, a DQM reader takes vigorous issue with my assessment of Mitt Romney's speech to the RNC: A B-plus my ass! You won't...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 04, 2008
Snarky Sarah, Superstar

Snarky Sarah, Superstar


Photo credit: Joeff Davis DOWNLOAD: Sarah Palin, RNC 2008 Convention Speech [mp3]  ST. PAUL--Here's what really stood out about Sarah Palin's RNC speech tonight: 1. The woman...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 04, 2008
How the other half thinks

How the other half thinks


ST. PAUL--Spent some time this afternoon in "The Fox Experience," which is basically just a great big Fox newsroom located across the street from the Xcel...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 03, 2008
Sarah Palin, intentional martyr?

Sarah Palin, intentional martyr?


    ST. PAUL--Like conspiracy theories? Try this one: John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin wasn’t the result of poor vetting or poor judgment. Instead,...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 03, 2008
Sisterhood in '08: not so powerful

Sisterhood in '08: not so powerful


    ST. PAUL--Last night I dropped by “Political Chicks a Go-Go,” a women-in-politics shindig sponsored by the Lifetime network and RightNow!, an organization for...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 02, 2008


RNC protest: When a soldier rejects the war


Before yesterday's march on the RNC, I chatted with Cameron White, an ex-Marine who's now active with Iraq Veterans Against the War, about how he...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 02, 2008
Ugliness in St. Paul, then calm

Ugliness in St. Paul, then calm


ST. PAUL--Before today's big RNC protest march started, a few smaller groups--most of which seemed to be from the hard left--made forays from the MN State...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 01, 2008

Who's playing politics with Gustav?


After the RNC winnowed itself back yesterday afternoon due to Hurricane Gustav, I considered the political ramifications and suggested that McCain could benefit--but only if...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 01, 2008
The politics of Gustav, cont.

The politics of Gustav, cont.


  ST. PAUL--Just got back from the press conference where John McCain announced, via video, that the RNC will be radically altered due to Hurricane Gustav....
By Adam Reilly  |  August 31, 2008

Big RNC changes in the works


There's an official announcement at 4 pm EST; I'll liveblog it if possible. Also, the Democrats just cancelled this afternoon's reception for the media, citing the...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 31, 2008


Rethinking the Gustav effect--plus, meet the delegate!

Rethinking the Gustav effect--plus, meet the delegate!


MINNEAPOLIS--There’s a weird lack of anticipatory buzz at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where RNC delegates (and the press) are currently picking up their convention credentials. Chalk it...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 31, 2008
Any RNC requests?

Any RNC requests?


 Now that my colleague David Bernstein is done rocking Denver, I'm heading to my native city of St. Paul to monitor the GOP's proceedings.Hence, a...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 30, 2008