CONVENTION OPEN THREAD…. The third night of the Democratic convention is well underway, and we’ve seen a pretty steady emphasis on national security concerns. Patrick Murphy sounded great, Evan Bayh was livelier than I’d ever seen him, and Jack Reed was one of the convention’s more earnest speakers.

But do you know who was really good? CSM Michele S. Jones, the first female command sergeant major of the U.S. Army. Note to Dems: get her in front of more cameras.

Coming up, obviously, is Bill Clinton’s much-anticipated speech, and Joe Biden’s big speech in the 10pm (eastern) hour. I should also note that I got a peek at John Kerry’s speech, and it looks like it’s going to be a real stemwinder. Don’t miss it.

I thought I’d open the floor to some convention-related discussion. How’s it going? How does tonight compare with the previous nights? Which news outlets are screwing up the coverage of the convention most? Favorite moments?

The floor is yours.

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Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.