Category: Nation & World

Doing Away With Convention

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. As my colleague Astead Herndon put it today: Is it still a convention if no one convenes? For decades, the national party conventions have been a place where political careers can be launched — or laughed off…

Why Biden Won’t Find His Biden

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. When it comes to the vice presidency, Joe Biden has a perfect candidate in mind: himself. Well, if he were Josephine R. Biden Jr., of course. In comments about his search for a running mate, Mr. Biden…

Trump Can’t Delay the Election

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. At 8:30 this morning, the Commerce Department announced a record economic decline during the second quarter of this year — a drop that was stunning in its severity and breath. Sixteen minutes later, President Trump tweeted. No,…