Juan Williams reacts to the Clinton Foundation investigation and DNC Day 2.
Father Gerald Murray disagrees with Pope Francis, this is a religious war.
Lie of the Day
You can drop [Hillary] into any trouble spot - pick one - come back in a month and somehow, someway, she will have made it better. That is just who she is.
- Bill Clinton, July 26, 2016
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both spoke to the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, but CNN took clear sides in their coverage (or lack thereof) of their addresses. On Monday, the liberal network aired 19 minutes and 20 seconds of Mrs. Clinton's speech uninterrupted during the 11 am Eastern hour. The news channel didn't break away to carry any of Trump's speech during the 9 am Eastern hour on Tuesday. Instead, CNN went to correspondent Sara Murray, who reported live while the billionaire gave his speech.
Read it or Weep
Byron York - Washington Examiner
The staff at the Democratic National Convention is very good at handing out props. Is Michelle Obama about to speak? Hand out the big cardboard sticks with MICHELLE in vertical letters. Is Meryl Streep about to congratulate the audience on making history? Make sure everybody has a HISTORY sign. Did anyone say STRONGER TOGETHER? Of course there's a sign for that. And is Bill Clinton about to attempt to sell his wife, in national office or the national spotlight for a quarter-century, as a "change maker"? Distribute the CHANGE MAKER signs.
Many have weighed in on whether Donald Trump's agendas - to the extent that they are different from what are now ratified Republican policies - are crackpot, unworkable, or radical: e.g., building a wall to enhance border enforcement ("And make Mexico pay for it!"), renegotiating trade deals with China, promoting Jacksonian nationalism rather than ecumenical internationalism, suspending immigration from Middle East war zones (after Trump dropped his call for complete Muslim exclusion), and disparaging an Eastern-corridor elite that derives privilege from the intersection of big politics, money, and the media.
Many commentators, watching the two party's conventions, have noted that Democrats and Republicans seemed to describing different countries. But if you listened carefully last night, you heard two groups of Democrats describing different countries too.
As the Democratic Convention opened in Philadelphia on Monday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the controversial former head of the Democratic National Committee, had virtually disappeared from the proceedings. But there was still a lot of antagonism between some of Bernie Sanders's supporters and the Party establishment, and it was threatening to disrupt the Democrats' effort to produce a carefully coördinated show of unity.
Lie of the Day
Donald Trump said he was excited for the 2008 housing crash that devastated millions of American families, because he thought it would help him scoop up more real estate on the cheap.
- Elizabeth Warren, July 26, 2016
The former governor of Pennsylvania on Sunday repeated an oft-made claim about high-skilled, foreign guest workers - that they are needed to fill jobs Americans can't do.
While I'm not a betting man, when it comes to seeing a rebound in our nation's fiscal fortunes, we may have as good a chance at the racetrack as under a Hillary Clinton administration.
In picking Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, Hillary Clinton turned to one of a small number of Democrats who voted to fast-track negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Although the media at large relished the chance to jump all over any sign of chaos or disunity at last week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, these same news outlets are showing a marked reluctance in gloating over this week's thundering discord at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
If President Obama has set the country on a course toward a new, more imperial presidency - supported by an activist Supreme Court that makes legislation rather than judge its constitutionality - a Hillary Clinton presidency will make Obama's presidency look like an exercise in laissez-faire government by comparison.