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.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces new national anthem policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new policy on the national anthem during a press conference Wednesday. Players are not required to be on the field for the anthem, but will be fined if they are on the field and not standing for the anthem.
Associated Press via NFL