I was sitting eating a bland Panera sandwich, at the decidedly bland corner of Arch and Twelfth Streets in Center City Philadelphia, when I spotted a row of familiar red berets out the window. The Guardian Angels are in town!
On Friday, WikiLeaks published some 20,000 emails copied from the Democratic National Committee’s internal servers. Among them are a number of emails between DNC staffers and reporters. One of those reporters...is me.
Like an Ark floating securely above a sea of drowning atheists, the Philly GOP DNC Party (informally titled “Welcome to Philly, Hillary—You’ll Fit Right In!”) was a beacon of irritated conservatism in a town that had no time for it. Coincidentally, it was also raining very hard that night. We decided to take shelter…
PHILADELPHIA — America’s political conventions should last for two days each at the very most. And they should happen in the fall.
You may remember the Freedom Girls. Or maybe you don’t. A lot has happened this election season and most of it would be better off permanently forgotten. The Freedom Girls were a trio of young women who performed a lobotomized pro-Donald Trump pop song at a rally of his in Pensacola, Florida back in January. You may…
PHILADELPHIA — Thus far, the Democratic National Convention has been many things: scorching, plagued by scandal, a logistical nightmare. But now, after just over 24 hours in Philly, I can add one more thing to this ever-growing list: An willful affront to Pokémon Go players everywhere.
Welcome to ConBag, a daily roundup of gossip from the Democratic National Convention, which we are attending for four very long days.
PHILADELPHIA — On the second night of the Republican National Convention, actor Scott Baio took the stage. These days, the once-ubiquitous Baio may enjoy some relative anonymity, but he was still the highest-wattage star the RNC could cajole on-air, and even that was a depressing accident—Baio later told reporters he…
PHILADELPHIA—It was hot yesterday, and across the street from the Wells Fargo Center, where hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters had congregated to protest the Democratic National Convention happening inside, one could hear occasional horns and chanted slogans: “Bernie beats Trump,” “Bigots go home,” “Hell no, DNC/We…
“And the sign says, you gotta have a membership card to get inside. Uh!” -Tesla
Two attackers stormed a church in France on Tuesday, killing an elderly priest during morning mass and taking four hostages. They were later shot and killed by police, French officials said. According to French president Francois Hollande, the attackers “claimed to be from ISIS.”
On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to give an emotional endorsement of Hillary Clinton. “Leaders like Hillary Clinton,” said Obama, “who has the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling, until she…
After hardcore Bernie Bro Susan Sarandon acknowledged that she is in fact having literally the worst time at the Democratic National Convention this evening, she got into it with some critics over her onetime opposition to the expansion of a hospital near her New York City home. And then Kristie Alley stepped in.
On Monday, NowThis News producer Ian Mckenna tweeted a gif of fervent Bernie Sanders supporter and Hillary Clinton critic Susan Sarandon fuckin’ hating it at the Democratic National Convention, writing, “Susan Sarandon is having literally the worst time at the #DemConvention.”
After giving a speech endorsing Hillary Clinton as a Bernie Sanders supporter, comedian Sarah Silverman went off-script at the Democratic National Convention on Monday to tell chanting Sanders diehards in the crowd they were “being ridiculous.”