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Joe Henderson: Convention wrap up — is it November yet?

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A convention two weeks that marked plagiarism from Donald Trump’s wife and a small-but-noisy insurrection by Bernie Sanders’ supporters has concluded with, what? Good question. It appears the American public is flummoxed over the choice of an obnoxious and potentially dangerous billionaire against a scandal-coated representative from the nation’s ruling class. Or, maybe it’s a huuuugely successful businessman against a woman of considerable accomplishment who is shattering the glass ceiling. Definitely one or the other. The most recent Rasmussen poll…

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Police and protesters credited with restraint at convention

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Bernie Sanders‘ devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water. As the Democratic National Convention drew toward a close Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia police reported making a four-day total of only 11 arrests, and officers and protesters alike were credited with…

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Hillary Clinton’s turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

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It’s Hillary Clinton‘s turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton’s chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement that formed behind the Vermont senator. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, has endorsed Clinton, but many of his supporters have not. Some of them were dismayed by her choice of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as her running mate. Last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland exposed deep, lingering reservations about Donald…

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Tom Jackson: Democrats suddenly in need of a ringmaster

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If the axiom describing how the major parties go about selecting their presidential nominees — Democrats fall in love; Republicans fall in line — had held up in 2016, the Jeb! versus Feel-the-Bern campaign ahead would be only slightly less bizarre than the one we have. Instead, the parties switched roles — which, in Caitlyn Jenner Nation, where every public restroom or changing facility is suddenly gender neutral, is to be expected — leaving us with the spectacle of loopy,…

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Diane Roberts: With Donald Trump, it’s Midnight in America

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China is stealing our brains. Europeans are laughing at us. Mexicans are pouring over our open borders to drive down your wages and rape your children. ISIL bombers disguised as Syrian refugee children will soon be living on your block. Muslims are shooting up discos. Democrats are coming to take your guns. It’s Midnight in America. Or maybe, like, 3 am. That’s an even worse time. The point is, America totally sucks. (Thanks, Obama). There’s only one thing you can…

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Rick Scott: ‘This election is about the very survival of the American Dream’

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Calling the election critical to the future of the country, Gov. Rick Scott urged Americans to vote for Donald Trump come November. “I know some people have reservations about my friend Donald Trump. Perhaps he’s not sometimes polite. He can be a little rough. And for some people he may be too direct,” said Scott in his seven-minute speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. “But this election is not about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. In fact, it’s…

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Joe Henderson: RNC Day 2 – starting to get the message

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OK, I think we get the message. Republicans spent the first two days of their convention in Cleveland trying to get one point across: They hate Hillary Clinton. Check that. To them, she is Satan in a pants suit, but without the charm. To break it down, they believe she is a godless, soulless, flesh-eating monster who is responsible for every bad thing that has happened on earth, probably starting at the Garden of Eden. We’re still trying to confirm…

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