Six tips on how to be a more effective public speaker

Opinion | John Poreba

Some lessons from the Republican National Convention.

Occupiers settle into new home at Democratic convention [PHOTOS] - TheDC

Politics | Josh Peterson
Vermin Supreme

‘This park is the most beautiful park I’ve had the honor of occupying’

The condescending racism of (some) white liberals

Opinion | David Cohen

Black and brown GOP convention speakers bring racial paternalists out of the woodwork.

Rising GOP star Ted Cruz talks about the media, the convention, federal agencies to axe - TheDC

Elections | Alex Pappas
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz speaks to a cheerful crowd after he defeated Republican rival, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Johnny Hanson) Read more:

Cruz: ‘It was a mistake on the part of all of the networks not to cover this convention adequately’

Mitt Romney's shockingly racist acceptance speech

Opinion | Daniel Sterman

There’s a reason he began his speech with the words, “Mr. Chairman.”

Jon Huntsman: GOP 'lacks inclusiveness,' 'not focused on real solutions' - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

Former GOP presidential candidate said he skipped convention because of flaws he sees in the Republican party

Police-state conventions

Opinion | Theo Caldwell

The massive security presence at the Republican National Convention is a reminder of Americans’ troubling safety-first mentality.

Why Clint Eastwood's speech worked

Opinion | Jim Huffman

Eastwood said what he thought and what a lot of other people are thinking.

Ron Paul reacts to Romney, Eastwood RNC performances - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor
Ron Paul

‘Governments can’t and presidents don’t’ create jobs, says Paul

Fox News defeats competitors in RNC ratings, despite Romney speech slump - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

All major TV networks had smaller audiences for Romney’s speech than for McCain’s in 2008

Clint Eastwood said four important things

Opinion | Gen LaGreca

The actor’s speech is being panned, but he made some good points.

Romney didn't make the sale

Opinion | Larry Kudlow

His speech was almost entirely devoid of policy details.

Occupy RNC ends in tears, frustration - TheDC

| Zach Gorelick
Sad RNC protester

Protesters sob in each other’s arms mourning missed opportunity

Sh*t Occupy Tampa says [PHOTOS] - TheDC

US | Melissa Quinn

‘I don’t give a f**k about that materialistic sh*t. None of that sh*t matters’

Cigar Hunter: 'Hecho a mano' in Tampa [VIDEO] - TheDC Opinion

Ammo & Gear Reviews | David Martosko

J.C. Newman Cigar Co. in Tampa, Fla. held a cigar tasting event in conjunction with the 2012 Republican National Convention

Think the RNC was exhausting? Try attending 10 of them - TheDC

Elections | David Martosko
Carl Toepel

Carl Toepel, 73: ‘My seat is in the attic, but I don’t care. It’s wonderful’

Rubio rhapsodizes on the American dream, says Obama has taken US 'backwards' - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May
Marco Rubio

Florida senator accidentally drinks Clint Eastwood’s water, launches into epic poem on rights, hopes, American exceptionalism

Clint Eastwood: 'Go ahead, make my day' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Paul Conner
Clint Eastwood

Legendary actor delivers a largely unscripted speech at the RNC

Romney accepts GOP nomination - TheDC

Elections | Alex Pappas
Republican Convention

‘Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression?’

Obama's flacks try to drown out Romney's speech with digital message avalanche - TheDC

Politics | Neil Munro
Presidential Campaign Mass

‘Is Mitt’s makeup weird?’