Why Melania Trump’s Speech Was Perfect, With Pictures


A lot of attention is being paid to accusations that Melania Trump may have snatched a line or two of her convention speech from Michelle Obama, but the truth is that nobody really remembers Michelle’s 2008 speech and, in my opinion, Melania’s will never be forgotten.

French Fries Ranked for #NationalFrenchFryDay

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Here is the objectively correct ranking of chain restaurant french fries. Please do not contradict it. Save your crying about why you like garbage fries from Checker’s for someone who cares. 1. Chick-Fil-A So good. Pairs perfectly with any sauce. The waffle shape is key and all-too-rare in the franchise world. 2. Arby’s It’s now a …

The DNC Has Some Silly Gimmicks Planned for the RNC

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not impressed / AP

The Democrats have some pretty sweet jokes planned for the next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland that are sure to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump, according to a leaked copy of their “Counter Convention Plan Sketch” that was released by The Smoking Gun.

Actually, they only have one good joke planned, which is to hand out tiny foam fingers to highlight Trump’s comically stubby fingers—a potentially disqualifying characteristic that still has not been addressed despite some pretty easy fixes suggested by the Washington Free Beacon‘s Sonny Bunch.

The rest of the planned gimmicks for the week,on which the cash-strapped party organ plans to spend $15,000, are terrible and a waste of money.

Here are some of the dumbest things the DNC plans to do:

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ and ‘Justified’: Chronicles of the White Underclass


Here’s an interesting piece from Rod Dreher on Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and a Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Dreher’s review/essay is very long and (by his own admission) a bit rambling, but very much worth your time. The author of the book in question grew up in a poor, Appalachian household—no steady father figure and a mother who traded partners freely and resented his efforts to get out.

Appropriate Titles for President Barack Obama

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Of all the dumb, pointless outrages this weekend, Peter Daou’s was almost certainly the dumbest and most pointless: I created #PresidentObamaNotBarry because a prominent white NYT columnist calling our first black POTUS “Barry” is profoundly disrespectful. — Peter Daou (@peterdaou) July 10, 2016 It was, however, an effective outrage. Daou is a “former adviser to …

Disney Films Predicted Everything in Politics This Year

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What do you do when all the news is bad and the Fourth is already gone by and you know you have to cover both party conventions later this month and you’re totally sick of politics? You could cry your eyes out, but I recommend watching Disney movies. They’re pretty much the same thing anyway. …