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On Thursday, Human Rights Campaign national press secretary Sarah McBride became the first transgender American to address a major pa [...]

When Donald Trump asked Russian hackers to spy on Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, he shocked the nation. But did he break the law? Some [...]

“You know the saying goes,” former Texas governor Ann Richards said during the 1992 Democratic convention — the con [...]

Fallen Police Officers Will Finally Be Recognized at the Democratic Convention

On Tuesday night, members of Mothers of the Movement, mothers who lost children because of gun violence or police action, spoke at the Democratic National Convention. The women have become featured surrogates for the Hillary Clinton campaign in recent months, appearing with her at ev [...]

A Transgender Woman Just Made History at the Democratic National Convention

On the final day of the Democratic National Convention, Sarah McBride used her position as the first transgender person to speak at a major-party convention to argue that despite advances in LGBT rights, the fight for equality must continue. “Will we be a nation where there is only [...]

Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by te [...]

Quick Takes: It’s Hillary’s Night

Back in our July/August 2005 issue, we aired a debate about Hillary Clinton’s electability as a presidential candidate. Carl M. Cannon said she could win and Amy Sullivan argued that, while it was not proven that she could not win, she wasn’t a good bet for the Democrats. Of c [...]

20-Plus Bad Habits to Avoid When School Starts

New York Magazine’s 20,000-word assemblage of big-name journalists complaining about what they and their colleagues do all day isn’t specifically about the education beat. But the piece (The Case Against the Media, by the Media) — based interviews with 40 journalists and [...]

We Asked Bernie Die-Hards Inside Their Philly Tent City: “What Now?”

Tents were being disassembled. Buttons and signs, stacked and packed away. A protester strummed a final, whimsical song. Several dozen bleary-eyed Bernie Sanders die-hards were preparing to head home on Thursday afternoon. Many had been camping out for days in Philadelphia’s Frankl [...]

These GOP Women Were Horrified by Trump

On the last night of the Democratic convention on Thursday that will culminate when Hillary Clinton accepts the nomination and addresses the audience, a representative from an unlikely group will be in the lineup of speakers preceding her: Jennifer Pierotti Lim, one of the leaders from Re [...]

Trump Claims He’s Never Spoken to Putin. In This 2014 Video, Trump Says He Did.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump angrily told reporters that he had no connection to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I have nothing to do with Putin,” he said. “I’ve never spoken to him. I don’t know anything about him other than he will respect me.” But  [...]

Yeah, 9 Points You Idiots

Last night’s speeches at the DNC, apart from the disgraceful reaction from Bernie supporters during Leon Panetta’s speech (no matter what drivel Rachel Maddow spews), achieved what they needed to do. Obama’s speech in particular was masterful. And no, Hillary can’ [...]

Progressives Are Finally Ready to Be the Culture Instead of the Counterculture

Various commentators, including Joe Klein and Jonathan Chait, have noted that the Democratic convention is much less about what’s wrong with America, whether that’s rising income inequality or the climate crisis or police violence or our foreign policies, than it is about the  [...]

Activists protest no charges for cop in Arizona shooting of Native American woman

A small group of protestors in Phoenix, Arizona, met employees of the Maricopa County Prosecutor as they arrived for work on Monday, protesting the agency’s decision last Friday not to charge a Winslow police officer in the death of a Native American woman. More than 200 people rallied la [...]

For those not paying attention to the minutiae of the campaign, this tweet from Melania Trump was probably a bit baffling. pic.twitte [...]

What Tim Kaine’s speech tells us about the Democratic ticket

When President Obama revisited on Wednesday the values he was taught by his Kansas grandparents, he painted a near perfect portrait of the same “heartland” values that both Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are a product of: They didn’t like show-offs, they didn’t adm [...]

Yasmine Taeb doesn’t agree with Nancy Pelosi. The Minority Leader is addressing the women’s caucus on day two of the Democratic N [...]

Yasmine Taeb doesn’t agree with Nancy Pelosi. The Minority Leader is addressing the women’s caucus on day two of the Democratic N [...]

Hillary Clinton Has A Big Opportunity To Win Over Religious Voters Tonight

Hint: it has to do with Donald Trump. The post Hillary Clinton Has A Big Opportunity To Win Over Religious Voters Tonight appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Hillary Clinton Has A Big Opportunity To Win Over Religious Voters Tonight

Hillary Clinton Should Talk About Faith In Her Big Convention Speech Tonight. Here’s Why.

Hint: it has to do with Donald Trump. The post Hillary Clinton Should Talk About Faith In Her Big Convention Speech Tonight. Here’s Why. appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Hillary Clinton Should Talk About Faith In Her Big Convention Speech Tonight. Here’s Why.