The Conversation

Dan Morain

The showman and the politician

Having seized the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, Donald Trump gestured, strutted, smirked and yelled at the nation for 75 minutes, and we pundits panned the performance, as we so often have.

California Forum

America needs an upgrade

Politicians regularly talk about the need to rebuild America and produce millions of jobs in the process. Year in, year out, though, the drill is the same. People balk at paying to improve the country.

Ben Boychuk

Can Donald Trump really save America?

Let’s assume Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. Perish the thought? Most pundits and political prognosticators have tended to focus on the worst-case scenarios surrounding a Trump nomination. I certainly have.

Videos

What to know about this weekend's weather forecast

A quick look at this weekend's weather, from the Valley to the mountains and across the nation. Plus, just how strong were those winds on Friday?
What to know about this weekend's weather forecast 0:49

What to know about this weekend's weather forecast

This is how NASA fared in Trump's first hundred days 1:18

This is how NASA fared in Trump's first hundred days

'He lives and dies football': Meet C.J. Beathard, 49ers' 3rd-round QB pick from Iowa 0:48

'He lives and dies football': Meet C.J. Beathard, 49ers' 3rd-round QB pick from Iowa

Protesters sit-in at Sacramento City Hall, want justice for Dazion Flenaugh death 0:44

Protesters sit-in at Sacramento City Hall, want justice for Dazion Flenaugh death