Informed Weekend: 10 Links I Learned From This Week (Vol. 28)

Here are the ten(ish) links I learned from this week:

  1. There’s Probably Nothing That Will Change Clinton or Trump Supporters’ Minds (FiveThirtyEight)
  2. How Donald Trump Picked His Running Mate (The New York Times Magazine)
  3. The GOP is a Dying Party. That’s Why I’m Running Against Trump. (Politico)
  4. Political Conventions 101: How They Work and Why They’re Important (Parade)
    1. Further Reading: Everything you need to know about how political conventions affect the horse race (The Washington Post)
  5. This week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH
    1. Never Trump Almost Succeeds (The Atlantic)
    2. Blue Feed, Red Feed: Melania Trump (The Wall Street Journal)
    3. Reality TV logic vs. political convention logic (Vox)
    4. ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ (The Atlantic)
  6. What do the polls say?
    1. Confused by Contradictory Polls? Take a Step Back (The New York Times)
    2. Who Will Be President (The New York Times)
  7. Democrats and Republicans are as divided about gender discrimination as they are about everything else (Vox)
  8. Shedding light on the dark web (The Economist)

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5 thoughts on “Informed Weekend: 10 Links I Learned From This Week (Vol. 28)

  1. The article in the NY Times on how Donald Trump chose Mike Pence as his VP is entertaining and illuminating. I had no idea that his initial list was so long, or that every single person on it said no! It certainly does not paint a flattering picture of Mr. Trump, which I’m sure was intentional, but does reveal what kind of leader Donald might be.

    • In what ways do you think that Pence is a good VP pick for Trump and the Republican Party? In what ways do you think that Pence is a bad VP pick?

  2. I read the article in “The Atlantic” and I disagree with the statement saying that Never Trump was almost successful. Unfortunately, conservatives and the grassroots were crushed by the Republican establishment and the NeverTrump movement was never given much of a chance. Additionally, it seemed to be pretty clear that Trump would be the nominee after he won Indiana and Never Trump had an extremely slim chance at being successful.

  3. the article about political conventions was one that caught my attention. So much media time and emphasis is placed on the respective conventions and going in I knew very little. My biggest takeaway is that the convention is the ultimate party energizer and party unification. It is an opportunity for all the people who support the different candidates from their respective elections to rally behind the one that has ultimately won. In some cases like this years election, some people will still not endorse the pick. The conventions are to bring together a party that was divided and to set their sites on the next goal, the white house. They also use this time to try to reach voters who are unsure if they will vote or who they are going to vote for. Everyone that speaks has a goal to help their candidate with the election. It may be targeting a specific voting group or it may be attacking the other parties nominee. This article gave great insight to the party conventions ant their importance.

    • Alan, now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over – did you see party unification and/or energy around the parties’ nominee?

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