The Republican National Convention didn’t start especially well, writes Karen Tumulty. But the good news for Donald Trump is that it runs through Thursday.
After Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama, the simple thing would’ve been to apologize and move on. But that’s not the Trump way, writes Kathleen Parker.
“There were many Republicans who could have helped Trump far more,” writes E.J. Dionne Jr. “He could not turn to them because they are scrambling as far away from this ticket as they can.”
“This isn't the Republican National Convention,” writes Chris Cillizza. “It's the Trump National Convention.”
The war on terror takes more than bullets and bombs, writes Kathleen Parker. You also need a leader with wisdom and a sound temperament.
Donald Trump’s resurrection of the words “law and order” recall the racially charged politics of the 1960s, writes Max Ehrenfreund. It could prove divisive.
President Obama struck Mike Pence as a vain, unprincipled threat to the republic, writes Steve Chapman. And Donald Trump isn’t?
Donald Trump’s announcement of his running mate should’ve been a shining moment, writes Philip Bump. Instead, he blew it.
The problem with this year’s Republican ticket won't be the vice presidential candidate. It’s the guy at the top.