Okay, time for an Convention Week intermission. I’ll be back this evening to live-blog the keynote address and the First Lady’s speech, and probably more.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.