Our Bernie Bros, Ourselves

Ashley Feinberg · 08/01/16 03:45PM

Reader, I went to Philadelphia to find the Bernie Bros. Instead, I found myself.

The DNC Flag Burner Is an American Hero and a Member of a Maoist Personality Cult 

Andy Cush · 07/30/16 09:00AM

PHILADELPHIA—On Thursday evening, surrounded by a throng of reporters with cameras and soggy from the light rain, Joey Johnson performed the same trick he’s been performing for three decades. From a few rows back, it was briefly possible to see the flame that was licking the American flag he held in his hand, but the fire went out after just a moment or two.

Maybe This Is Bad?

Jordan Sargent · 07/29/16 02:18PM

During the final few nights of the Democratic National Convention, the politically-minded users of Twitter dot com noticed a phenomenon: Republican commentators openly lamenting that their party’s convention had been surpassed in the category of “patriotic fuckfest” by the Democratic party they had at one point successfully branded as only for anti-war pants-pissers.

Why No Beyonce at the DNC? 

Hamilton Nolan · 07/29/16 01:06PM

The Democratic convention in Philly featured “celebrities” including Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Banks, and Lena Dunham. Why no Beyonce?

Donald Trump Is So Mad Michael Bloomberg Called Him a Con Man

Brendan O'Connor · 07/29/16 08:55AM

Regardless of whatever political good or harm it did, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday appears to have gotten under Republican nominee Donald Trump’s skin. “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s run his business,” Bloomberg told the DNC. “God help us.” (Folks!) “I’m a New Yorker,” he continued, “and I know a con when I see one.”

A Woman Has Accepted the Nomination for President

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 10:32PM

On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to become the first woman ever to be nominated for president by a major party. Standing before a crowd of thousands of supporters, Clinton accepted, saying, “When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.”

Weekend at Bernie's

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 09:49PM

During her historic acceptance speech Thursday night, Hillary Clinton thanked Bernie Sanders. As the cameras cut to him, Bernie visibly reacted, which is to say I can tell he’s not dead because he’s clearly blinking. Never change Bernie!

Incredible: All These Old, Hideous Politicians Were Once Young and Hot

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 09:45PM

Turns out politicians are just like us—they were once young and attractive, with their whole lives ahead of them, and now they’re not. Join us on a truly incredible DNC-themed look back at once was, what could have been, and which former cutie you should call “dad” this week on Twitter (it’s Tim Kaine).

The Father of a Fallen Muslim Soldier Just Humiliated Donald Trump

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 08:47PM

Offering to lend Donald Trump his copy of the Constitution, the father of a Muslim soldier killed fighting in Iraq humiliated Donald Trump on stage at the Democratic National Convention, pointing out, rather accurately, that Trump has never had to make a major sacrifice in his life.

An Apology to All the People I've Walked in on in the Bathroom at the Washington Post Party

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/28/16 05:25PM

PHILADELPHIA — Here at Gawker, a company bankrupt both economically and morally, we have rented no “official” DNC headquarters for the week. Luckily for us, the Washington Post has kindly allowed us into their beautiful set-up at the City Tap House, where we have been dining and imbibing all day, for free, which I presume will continue until the woman guarding the door realizes her mistake.

Which DNC Chicken Sandwich Made a New York Times Reporter Sick?

Andy Cush · 07/28/16 12:28PM

The concourse at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center is filled with all sorts of chicken sandwiches, some of them vaguely pleasant, others pleasantly vague. But which of these breaded breasts allegedly sickened a New York Times reporter in town for the DNC?