"Now the real work begins. I fear it is going to be nasty."
News & Views posts about Conventional Wisdom
"It was a great moment in my life to not only have attended both conventions, but to have participated in them."
"In selecting Governor Palin and encouraging the kind of spiteful, venomous rhetoric on display last night, [McCain] has let the American people down."
"Palin is seemingly an answer to McCain's and the GOP's prayers — evangelicals, moderates, and all."
"Governor Palin is not perfect, but she is REAL."
Farah Jasmine Griffin offers her thoughts on America's "temporary fascination with this attractive mystery woman," Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"Barack Obama's glorious night at Invesco Field is not the culmination of our struggle."
"It meant a lot to me to see our nation take this great stride," writes guest blogger Princella Smith.
"As I listened to the soaring rhetoric and watched the waving flags, I also saw Fannie Lou Hamer standing outside the Convention Hall that summer night."
"The truth is that both Clinton and Biden were needed Wednesday night to provide heft to an otherwise lacking Obama resume."
"All of us, including staunch Obama supporters, need to ask ourselves, why were/are we in this."
News & Views guest blogger Princella Smith calls Hillary Clinton's DNC speech a "masterful Clintonesque calculation."
"It is Michelle's blackness that has deeply disturbed many Americans and much of the press and it is that same blackness that has endeared her to many, but not all, black Americans."
"If the Obama camp truly wants to make a difference, they will have to do more than talk about change and do heart-warming speeches."
Farah Jasmine Griffin writes about the "jarring but not surprising" aspects of yesterday's interfaith worship service.