The best (and worst) from Boston

From speeches watched by millions to unguarded comments in the hallways, Salon was all over the Democratic Convention. Here are some of the week's highlights.

Published July 30, 2004 8:50PM (EDT)

Hello and goodbye from Boston!

As Salon's news team wraps up its Democratic Convention coverage, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss the highlights:

A star is born
Illinois Senate candidate Barack Obama stole the show Tuesday night. Salon subscribers read about him months ago in this article by author Scott Turow:

The new face of the Democratic Party -- and America
Barack Obama has come to graceful terms with his mixed-race heritage. Now, as he runs for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, he's connecting with voters across the color spectrum.

No retreat, no surrender
Shedding caution, John Kerry takes the fight to George W. Bush -- and gives the speech of his life.

"My name is Teresa Heinz Kerry"
As the candidate's wife revealed to wild applause Tuesday night, she will not be boxed in, focus-grouped or stifled with a tight smile and a stiff wave.

Invisible Bush
Edwards skillfully reaches out to the common woman -- a "mother ... at the kitchen table" -- but avoids assigning blame for her anxiety.

Hollywood celebs speak out in Boston
Rob Reiner blasts Nader, while "The West Wing's" Richard Schiff says it was a mistake for the show to veer to the right.

"A world with more partners, fewer terrorists"
While delegates talked politics, world leaders and one popular former U.S. president discussed what's at stake globally in the November election.

And our politics blog, The War Room ran wild with exclusives like:

  • We watched Brit Hume savage the Democrats
  • Howard Dean takes back the scream
  • We cornered Tucker Carlson on why he makes fun of John Edwards' injured clients
  • We covered the parties we got into, like Tina Brown's lunch for Hillary Clinton as well as the parties we didn't, like GQ's overflow bash for Mayor Gavin Newsom.

    Warm Regards,

    David Talbot

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