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Hurricane Todd Hits Democratic Convention in Charlotte

I attended the 2008 Democratic convention as a guest and sent out daily emails to friends about my experiences. As a Hillary supporter with a lot of Hillary friends, the Denver convention was high drama -- how would Hillary be treated? How would her speech be received? Would Barack win over those harboring resentment? I felt the Democrats left the last convention with some healing and more unity after the bruising primaries of 2007-2008 and they rallied to get out the vote for the election of Barack Obama....more

Clint Eastwood, Mitt Romney: We Believe in America

Clint started trending on Twitter, since speculation was confirmed earlier today that actor Clint Eastwood would be the surprise guest at the closing night of the Republican National Convention. Mashable was quick on the draw, posting a list of 12 Classic Movie Quotes Clint Eastwood Can Use at the RNC, including:...more
A perfect example of why no actor should ever be given a microphone without a script.  more

FLEISCHER: Romney Holds Foreign Policy Edge

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's wildly-popular speech Wednesday night posed the question "Where does America stand?" at the Republican National Convention in Tampa kicking the foreign policy debate into high gear among Republicans....more
Romney has already acted like a horse's ass abroad, and his blind support for Israel doesn't win ...more

Hologram Reagan Out, Clint Eastwood In: Thursday at the RNC

Wait, the Reagan hologram isn't just a parody Twitter account? Digital Domain, the creators of the Tupac hologram, denied they had hologrammed our 40th president just yesterday. But Yahoo!...more
I never look forward to anything.. repbulican O_Omore

Is Mitt's Mormon Moment My Mormon Moment, Too?

Last night I had a dream Ann and Mitt Romney were staying over night at my house. I went down to check on them and found Mitt in his underwear running around yelling, "I AM GOING TO WIN! I AM GOING TO WIN! I AM GOING TO WIN!" Ann was sitting on my yellow striped couch, watching her husband's excitement clapping and laughing. And so I asked them, "Is this the Mormon Moment? ...more
Courtney, you've given me a lot to think about. I'll chew on it over my morning coffee ...more

Red, White, and Blue: Patriotic Style at the RNC

Political conventions are about a lot of things: speeches, parties, and, yes, even style. So I went on a mission to find the best in patriotic style at the 2012 Republican Convention. Which one is your favorite? ...more

Street Style: RNC Day 3: The Day That Condi Built

Day 3 at the Republican Convention was all about comebacks -– from the rain to former Secretary of State (and perhaps the most stylish Republican woman ever) Condoleezza Rice. However, style didn’t need a comeback, because its been present since day 1. ...more

RNC Day 3: Taking Care of Business

With vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice set to speak to the convention in the evening, day 3 at the Republican National Convention was all about taking care of business. ...more
That cheese hat is the coup de grâce -- Republicans couldn't muster up a sense of style if their ...more

How To Stay Married During an Election Year

My husband and I strongly disagree on who we support this year in the presidential election. I have to remind him daily that we can disagree on politics and still love each other. It keeps getting more difficult, he takes it (my opinion) so personally....more
@jpage.manuel at least you share the same views! an Obama bumper sticker on my car will never ...more

Condi Urges Education Reform. Could It Really Create Jobs?

Last night, in a powerful speech to the Republican National Convention floor, Condoleezza Rice said some thought-provoking things about education reform: And your greatest ally in controlling your response to your circumstances has been a quality education. But today, today, when I can look at your zip code and I can tell whether you're going to get a good education, can I honestly say it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going? The crisis in K-12 education is a threat to the very fabric of who we are. ...more
I wish I had watched Ms. Rice speak. I've seen her before and she's amazing at public speaking.  ...more