She was the first openly gay woman to speak to a major party’s national convention, asking Democrats in 1972 to include an anti-discrimination plank in their platform.
He saved democracy itself.
It was President Biden’s first extended encounter with voters since Inauguration Day and was a rare opportunity for him to practice his signature brand of personal politics.
In an interview, Ms. Hogue discussed a tumultuous era for abortion rights and the future of Roe v. Wade.
The trial arising from the “police riot” at the 1968 convention thrust him into the spotlight. He later became an unlikely spokesman for a teenage guru.
Brayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will write a picture book, “Brayden Speaks Up,” HarperCollins announced.
He’s determined to be an antidote to Trump’s egomania.
The comedian delighted millions with her Trump lip-syncs. After the election, she may be on to her next act.
Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix film dramatizes the notorious 1969 political trial with many players. Use this guide to understand the people and the issues at stake.
The sudden absence of live audiences has upended the worlds of sports, comedy and politics. What do we lose when the crowd doesn’t show?
With the pandemic highlighting the importance of health coverage, Democrats are leaning into health care as a campaign issue. Republicans appear to be on shakier footing.
After Trump’s unconventional convention, there is danger for the former vice president all over the political landscape.
A photographer tries to find the moments of stillness.
Never before has a convention by a major party felt compelled to call such a diverse array of speakers to defend the character of a sitting president.
President Trump, during his convention speech, did little to acknowledge the coronavirus pandemic, warning instead of what would become of the country’s economy and “greatness” if Joe Biden were elected.
Both the Republican and Democratic events reflected the odd mashup of our current media moment.
Fox News dominated ratings for the Republican convention, and MSNBC was the clear No. 1 for the Democrats’ gathering.
A longtime refrain, promise and rallying cry is gone.
About 17 million tuned in on the Republican convention’s first night, compared with 19.7 million for the Democrats. Close to half of TV viewers at 10 p.m. were watching Fox News.
The Democratic National Convention showcased Joe Biden’s goals on issues like health care, climate change and the economy. But there is plenty of daylight between his plans and what progressives want to see.
Until Nov. 4, to be precise.
This is democracy, at a social distance.
How we watched the virtual convention.
Only a lopsided show of force would overcome undelivered mail, closed polling sites and Trump’s schemes.
After the Democratic primary campaign came to an abrupt halt in late March as the coronavirus swept through the nation, the Democrats and Republicans have looked to the conventions as their candidates’ biggest stage.
The Democratic National Convention, on the whole, was aimed more at appealing to moderates than rallying the base. Will the Republicans take the opposite approach?
Biden takes on Donnie Darkness and promises to bring us into the light.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. never wavered from his central message: that President Trump was a danger to American democracy, while he was a stable, experienced leader. Now it will be tested in a fierce battle with the president.
In his convention speech, the former president sought to renew faith in the democratic project.
Jon Meacham’s remarks at this week’s Democratic National Convention sprang from a long friendship with Joe Biden and a desire to add historical context to the present moment.
Live television viewership for the Democratic National Convention fell 17.6 percent from 2016, but many Americans watched online.
The speech disorder can play havoc with sociability, relationships, even identity, but there are ways to handle it.
Joe Biden rallied the party around him, with help from Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. But even as Democrats reach out to disaffected moderates, they’re also holding together a fractured coalition.
The four-day virtual event focused on character rather than policy. Still, Democrats exaggerated about Social Security, jobs and the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden’s speech did not soar. That’s good. America is looking for decency and competence.
Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.
In his convention acceptance speech, Mr. Biden offered a new image for the next four years.
Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.
Two of our correspondents break down highlights from the Democrats’ first virtual convention.
The Republican National Convention next week will kick off with an in-person roll call on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.
What is American politics without a bit of schmoozing?
Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could “overcome this season of darkness,” and he pledged to bridge the country’s divisions in ways President Trump had not.
Mr. Biden plans to ride out of the convention with a general election message centered on compassion, linking his biography of setback and recovery to the lives of Americans experiencing hardships.
Joe Biden will finally take the stage Thursday night, as will several of his former primary opponents.
In a visit to Pennsylvania hours before Joe Biden’s nomination speech, President Trump sought to undermine the former vice president’s Scranton roots, saying he had “abandoned” the state.
Ms. Louis-Dreyfus is set to be the final television star to guide viewers through the Democratic National Convention, after Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross and Eva Longoria.
A virtual convention is about as nourishing for its host city as a virtual bratwurst is to a hungry man.
Barack Obama’s excoriation of his successor and his plea to voters who he says will decide the fate of American democracy was an unusually emotional performance for the former president.
A nation’s soldiers in a time of crisis.
Readers praise their speeches, and one explains why the virtual convention is “the best one ever.”