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2016 Republican National Convention
2016 Republican National Convention news and analysis from The Nation
August 25, 2020
The Climate Apocalypse Has Arrived
And yet Trump is determined to burn down not only our democracy but our environment too.
August 4, 2017
Trump’s Base of Support Is Collapsing
The president never had a proper mandate, but the resistance is no longer a voice of opposition. It now speaks for the great American majority.
February 21, 2017
Is Milo Yiannopoulos All That Different From Trump?
The political trajectory of Milo Yiannopoulos tracks the man he calls “Daddy.
August 2, 2016
This Is How Trump Convinces His Supporters They’re Not Racist
Trump garners support from both those who would be seduced by flagrantly racist appeals and those who would be offended.
Ian Haney López
August 2, 2016
We Need a Big Debate About Serious Issues, Not a New Cold War
In their zeal to defeat Trump, Democrats are getting in the gutter with him—and as a result are on the verge of becoming the Cold War party.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton Bets Against Fear
The first female nominee delivered an appeal for hope and unity, while the grieving father of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq lowered the boom on Trump.
July 26, 2016
The 2016 Republican National Convention, in a Nutshell
Christie and Carson and Cruz—oh, my!
July 25, 2016
Welcome to the 2016 DNC, Sponsored by Special Interests
These will be the first conventions since 1968 to have no public funding whatsoever.
July 23, 2016
White-Supremacist David Duke’s New Senate Campaign Fits a Pattern
The enthusiastic Trump supporter and former Grand Wizard of the KKK makes common cause with an international rising right.
Alex S. Vitale
Alan A. Aja
July 22, 2016
The GOP Had a Lousy Convention, but That’s Fine by Donald Trump
Republicans underestimated Trump. Democrats cannot afford to make the same mistake.