THE RODEO COMES TO DENVER
Michelle Obama, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy, and Hillary Clinton command a convention-in-waiting. Photographers of The New York Times.
VOICES FROM THE CONVENTION
Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina talks about Democratic Party unification. By John Harwood of The New York Times and CNBC.
THE CARPETBAGGER DOES DENVER
The past three seasons, David Carr, the Carpetbagger, has covered the Academy Awards. Now, during convention season, the Carpetbagger is tracking a different breed of star. By David Carr. The New York Times.
THE PROS AND CONS OF JOE BIDEN
In selecting Joe Biden, Barack Obama has added extensive political experience, knowledge of foreign policy and a feisty middle class sensibility to the ticket. Among the liabilities of Biden: A Washington insider, he clouds message of change. John Harwood. The New York Times and CNBC.
POLITICAL POINTS: DENVER EDITION
Daily. Wednesday, Aug. 27: A preview of the Bill Clinton speech and a discussion of how Barack Obama’s ambition to be president goes back farther than most people yet understand. With Adam Nagourney and other political editors and correspondents from The New York Times, hosted by Sam Roberts.
CARTOONS (Wieck folder Campaign for the White House, cartoons)
CAMPAIGN IN CARTOONS
Up-to-the-minute contributions, most in color, from editorial cartoonists in Austria, Canada, Honduras, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea and the United States.
WEB WISE: MATERIAL FROM NYTIMES.COM
A ONE-TWO PUNCH
Once Bill Clinton finishes his speech, he and Hillary will have done all they can to help. It will then be up to Obama to make his argument, to make not just a biographical case but a substantive case that he would be a strong commander in chief and a steward of the economy in a time of trouble that is what the country is looking for. By Mark Penn. Nytimes.com/campaignstops.
HEY, HIP-HOPPERS: IT’S NOT OVER YET
Barack Obama long ago achieved star status for many young voters, and many credit hip-hop artists and impresarios for having fueled that ascent. However, the hip-hop love can become a double-edged sword for the Obama campaign. By Nicholas Powell. Nytimes.com/politics.
ON THE CONVENTION: YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
Over the next two weeks, the Obama and McCain campaigns – along with journalists, and with strategists in both parties – will seize on every poll in search of clues about how much lift Barack Obama and John McCain will derive from their vice presidential choices and their party conventions. By Adam Nagourney. Nytimes.com/politics.
FOREIGN POLICY WATCH ON IRAQ
International issues drive a series of debates between Rachel Kleinfeld and Thomas M. Donnelly. This week, on Iraq: “McCain Is Wrong in Every Way” (Kleinfeld) vs. “McCain Is the Clear and Courageous Commander in Chief” (Donnelly). Nytimes.com/campaignstops.
HILLARY’S WAKE-UP CALL
With Barack Obama still showing weakness among some Democratic voters, he desperately needed a helping hand from Hillary Clinton in ensuring their support. By Michael Cohen. Nytimes.com/campaignstops.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SYNDICATE:
A PRESIDENT LIKE MY FATHER
Caroline Kennedy’s speech in Denver prompts a re-issue: On Jan. 27, 2008, she wrote a New York Times Op-Ed endorsing Barack Obama in the presidential primaries. By Caroline Kennedy. The New York Times Op-Ed.
CELEBRITIES TURN OUT FOR THE CONVENTIONS
Hollywood comes to Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul, with the majority among the Democrats. Among them: Quentin Tarantino, Ben Af.5fllig.75eck, Ed Norton, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Barry Levinson and Annette Bening. By Jacob Bernstein. Women’s Wear Daily.
OUT OF AFRICA
In Elmina, Ghana: No wonder that, around the world, the first question about this critical U.S. election is always: “Is America really ready to elect a black man?” By Roger Cohen. The International Herald Tribune.
MITCH KAPOR: THE UNITED STATES NEEDS A CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Last fall, Mitch Kapor, a Silicon Valley pioneer of personal computing, was called upon to help Barack Obama define his technology positions. In an interview, Kapor explains why the government needs coherent technology practices and policies. By Kate Greene. Technology Review.
THE MYTH OF BIDEN V. BORK
When Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands on the podium in Denver tonight as Barack Obama’s running mate, conservatives of a certain age will see a bogeyman who, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, presided over the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. By Jeffrey Rosen. The New York Times Op-Ed.
DID BARACK OBAMA PICK JOE BIDEN FOR THE RIGHT REASONS?
The theory that race is holding back Obama’s candidacy rests on a pretty simple premise. Adherents argue that the Democratic candidate ought to be effortlessly leading by double digits in the polls at this point and that his failure to do so can only be explained by latent racism among older voters. By Matt Bai. The New York Times Op-Ed.
OBAMA SETS OUT TO SELL HIS VISION
Barack Obama has a hard act to follow at this convention: himself. Four years ago, his message of a unified America marked the effective launch of the history-making Obama phenomenon. By Jamie Coomarasamy. BBC News.
HERO AND A MARKED MAN
He was nearly out of the running, but suddenly John McCain once again has a good chance of becoming president. Recent crises in the world cast a favorable light on him, the man of experience. Will America turn its back on the young, charismatic Barack Obama, and vote for the Cold War instead? By Klaus Brinkbaumer and Marc Hujer. Der Spiegel.
OBAMA’S SLENDER RECORD
This week, the least qualified man to receive a major party nomination for the presidency of the United States in modern times will be anointed by his party. By William Kristol. The Conservative Round Table.
36 HOURS IN MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL
From independent theaters to art centers, there is a depth of cultural amenities to the twin cities that will surprise first-time visitors. By David Carr. The New York Times Travel section.© The New York Times. All rights reserved. This article originally appeared on nytimes.com.