The Nation at the DNC

The latest from The Nation’s reporting team in Charlotte plus analysis from around the country

Storified by The Nation · Tue, Sep 04 2012 07:11:37

Eight of eleven states in Dixie have passed restrictive voting laws since the 2010 election—Ari Berman files this report from Charlotte: 
Voter Suppression: The Confederacy Rises Again | The Nationundefined
platform: "And, with the support of our allies, the President has outlined a plan to end the war in Afghanistan in 2014." cc @PressSecGeorge Zornick
Whoa, big one in Dem platform: "We support campaign finance reform, by constitutional amendment if necessary."George Zornick
More Dem platform: "We will raise the minimum wage, and index it to inflation."George Zornick
DNC platform: "We are also committed to reforming the corporate tax code to lower tax rates for companies in the United States."George Zornick
Jackson: "Jefferson Davis Ds became Reagan-Bush Rs. Lincoln Rs became Kennedy-Johnson Ds." @thenation @pdamerica #DNC Nichols
Very glad @thenation sent @fareynolds to the DNC. Watch his video on the @UndocuBus here: Segura
Everyone who is anyone in Charlotte is wearing the Obama/Matrix t-shirts. @thenation @edshow @WeGotEd #DNC #obama Nichols
Getting ready for the #DNC2012. Tomorrow The new donkey. Brodner
“The most overused and least understood word at the Republican National Convention in Tampa was ‘reform.'” John Nichols files this report from Charlotte:
DNC Offers Obama Opportunity to Show Who the Real Reformer Is | The NationDNC Offers Obama Opportunity to Show Who the Real Reformer Is | The Nation
‎"We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob."The Nation Magazine
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Guys repping the Bio tech industry (lobbying hard this yr against labeling gm foods) giving out free stuff Fang
James Taylor takes the stage in downtown Charlotte #dnc2012 Zornick
Best image so far from #DNC2012 courtesy of @nicholsuprising hogue
Consider me credentialed. Proud to represent @thenation at #DNC2012 hogue
Can’t wait for the Drone National Convention (DNC) to start! #USAUSAUSAjeremy scahill
Read my story on the over dozen unions boycotting the DNC Elk
#DNC2012 on the floor waiting for Mrs Obama to come to the podium to practice her remarks. Brazile
Very cool Barack Obama sand sculpture on S. College St. in Charlotte. <a href="" class=""></a>Kamala D. Harris
The #dnc2012 stage uses more red, white, and blue than #gop2012. Trying to prove something Dems?
Inside The Democrats’ Convention Media PlanInside The Democrats’ Convention Media Plan
As a Dem convention convenes in a right to work state, we talk to the leaders of Teamsters, SEIU & AFSCME tonight @Newshourgwen ifill
From Charlotte Labor Day march:
Best Slogan: "Women Know Labor" Charlotte Labor Day Parade. @thenation @hardball @edshow #DNC Nichols
"Labor Creates All Wealth!" Charlotte Labor Day Parade. @thenation @WeGotEd @edshow DNC Nichols
United Electrical Worker marching for right to collective bargaining in NC. @thenation @edshow @WeGotEd #DNC Nichols
Opposing "Right to Work for Less" Charlotte Labor Day Parade! @thenation @edshow @WeGotEd @hardball #DNC Nichols
Francis Reynolds reports from Charlotte, where some 800 people marched on Sunday in the first major protest for UndocuBus riders. The bus made its way from Phoenix, Arizona, picking up riders along the way from various states in the South in the past month. Riders joined environmental justice, immigration, labor, education, anti-war, and Occupy activists for nearly four hours in the streets despite an overwhelming police presence:
Undocumented Immigrants Take On the DNCvideonation