Democratic national convention 2020

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'Two visions of the US': Trump and Biden offer contrasts on race, Covid and economy
The Democratic and Republican national conventions offered two radically different diagnoses of the problems confronting America

David Smith in Washington

30, Aug, 2020 @2:54 PM

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The Observer view on Donald Trump's mendacious re-election campaign | Observer editorial
The president has built a palace of lies. It’s up to Joe Biden to demolish it

Observer editorial

30, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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What lies ahead as the US election enters the home stretch
A relatively small proportion of electorate tuned into party conventions as first debate set in coming weeks and record number of states voting by mail

Tom McCarthy

29, Aug, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Kamala Harris is Obama's natural heir: another moderate child of radical parents | Thomas Meaney and Samuel Moyn
Will the daughter of outspoken postcolonial progressives adopt their egalitarian vision, ask Thomas Meaney and Samuel Moyn

Thomas Meaney and Samuel Moyn

23, Aug, 2020 @2:39 PM

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The Democratic convention went off without hitches. But was it a success? | Geoffrey Kabaservice
Biden may get a temporary bump in the polls, but viewership for Biden’s speech was down 21% from Clinton’s in 2016

Geoffrey Kabaservice

23, Aug, 2020 @1:59 PM

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Joe Biden picks Seamus Heaney to add to his appeal
Presidential frontrunner quotes Irish wordsmith in his nomination acceptance speech

Edward Helmore

23, Aug, 2020 @7:06 AM

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First ladies: voices of reason and compassion, central to US politics today
Michelle Obama’s powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention showed how the roles of leaders’ wives are more important than ever

Kate Andersen Brower

23, Aug, 2020 @6:22 AM

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Trump spreads false claim Democrats dropped God from Pledge of Allegiance
The claim was first spread on Facebook, which flagged it as untrue, however the pledge was recited in its entirety at the DNC

Martin Pengelly

22, Aug, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Trump to attend Republican convention as Biden promises coronavirus action
GOP determined to mount in-person elements despite pandemic

Oliver Milman and Martin Pengelly

22, Aug, 2020 @3:49 PM

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The DNC handed the mic over to women, but why did they shun the Squad? | Arwa Mahdawi
It’s important to celebrate progress, but it’s also important to acknowledge Democrats don’t seem very keen on giving progressives a seat at the table

Arwa Mahdawi

22, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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USPS chief Louis DeJoy says he won't restore mail-sorting machines ahead of election – as it happened
Trump’s postmaster general, a longtime major Republican donor, testifies at Senate hearing amid scrutiny over USPS changes

Lois Beckett (now) and Joan E Greve, Daniel Strauss and Martin Belam (earlier)

22, Aug, 2020 @12:11 AM

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The Guardian view on the US Democrats: Biden seized his moment | Editorial
Editorial: This year’s virtual convention gave the party’s presidential nominee an opportunity which he took with skill and stubborn decency


21, Aug, 2020 @5:30 PM

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