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Opinion: Keep the Party Going; Why Political Conventions Matter – Counterpoint

They’re getting ready to blow up the balloons for next month’s Democratic and Republican national conventions. Ah, the balloons! The classic grand finale drop symbolizes the end of these quadrennial gatherings, much the way the Times Square ball drop is an essential part of New Year’s Eve. And that, critics point out, is what’s wrong

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Opinion: Enough Made for TV; Make Political Conventions for the Voters – Point

In America’s first century, when travel was arduous and news was mostly local, making decisions with people of other cities and states, and sharing the opinions of your neighbors back home, required a formal gathering of citizens from near and far. It’s one reason behind the creation of the Electoral College, and why political parties

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