Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher this weekend to compare the DNC’s diverse showing with the “pale and stale” RNC. “The Republican Party…was in a netherworld of post-truth politics,” vanden Heuvel said. After the show, vanden Heuvel takes on former senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell and the tired states’ rights excuse for restricting gay marriage.

—Steven Hsieh and Christie Thompson