It’s only been a month and a half since Omar Mateen opened fire into the crowded Pulse nightclub on a warm Orlando night. Shortly afterwards, Second Amendment advocates, citing the event, encouraged Trump supporters to bring firearms and plastic shields to rallies “for protection.” Just a few weeks ago, three…
Throughout the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, one through-line began to reveal itself. It wasn't a recurring phrase or motif, but rather a string of kick-ass tunes. Both convention halls entertained their attendees and marathon-session watchers at home with house bands as well as DJs. It was a…
This piece has been updated to reflect numbers of Native American delegates
President Bill Clinton kept it pretty simple in his speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. He started all the way back at the beginning of his relationship with Hillary Clinton, and kept going up until the present day. The main focus: to tell voters who have overwhelmingly said that they think his…
Fox News mainstay Bill O'Reilly prides himself on presiding over a "no spin zone," in which the truth—or at least, his truth—reigns supreme. Of course, any savvy media consumer understands that, when it comes to 24-hour news networks, truth, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder.
There's nothing quite as sad as unreciprocated love. Especially when it happens on the nation's largest stage.
Emily Deschanel, star of "Bones" (@BONESonFOX), has a real bone to pick with the network that airs the long-running procedural. In an apparent programming mishap, viewers tuning into watch the show's eleventh season finale were greeted with Donald Trump's terrifying and insane speech at the Republican National…
On last night's episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert was so…moved by the news of Roger Ailes' resignation from Fox News that he summoned former Daily Show host Jon Stewart from the infinite void beneath his news desk.
Let's face it: 2016 has been a lousy year for horror films.
There's a big difference between watching the Republican National Convention on cable networks and watching the pure, uncut version on C-SPAN: the music.
That's all she wrote, folks. After four days and nights of craziness and trying to summon Lucifer, the Republican National Convention is finally over.
Peter Thiel was clearly terrified. Speaking nervously off a teleprompter he didn’t really know how to use, he gave a very short speech which was in many ways the exact opposite of Donald Trump’s very long one. Trump lionized carpenters and miners; Thiel valorized engineers at Case Western Reserve University. Trump’s…
CLEVELAND—While the Republican National Convention was celebrating Donald Trump, a small but very visible group of mostly black female college students gathered downtown on Thursday to say that his candidacy amounts to an approval of white supremacy.
Donald Trump's campaign has garnered some really questionable supporters during its build-up over the last year, so it's not too surprising that these supporters loved Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Donald Trump praised delegates at the Republican National Convention for cheering after he said he would protect LGBTQ people.
Ivanka Trump tried to be her father's advocate for women at the 2016 Republican National Convention, where she spoke passionately about equal pay for women and fixing childcare policies in the introduction for Donald Trump. A lot of people found the sudden infusion of seemingly women-friendly feeling in a campaign…
CLEVELAND—Veracity has never been Donald Trump’s strong suit. And after a tumultuous week at the Republican National Convention, Trump accepted the GOP’s presidential nomination with a speech in which he played loose with the truth at many points.
Donald Trump's campaign has made no secret of the fact that his Republican presidential nomination acceptance speech was modeled in part on Richard Nixon's address to the 1968 Republican National Convention.