The 5 Best Moments of the Republican Convention: Tuesday Edition

Ben Carson warned GOP convention-goers about Hillary Clinton's close relationship with Lucifer.J. Scott Applewhite/AP

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Today was just plain boring compared with yesterday. Still, I guess I can dig up five favorite moments:

  • Trump campaign defends Melania Trump’s plagiarism by saying, “This concept that Michelle Obama invented the English language is absurd.”
  • The official theme of the evening, “Make America Work Again,” is completely missing in action. Does that count as a moment? A non-moment? Whatever it is, it makes the list.
  • In its place, the vaguely creepy chant “Lock her up” turns into the official slogan of the evening.
  • Donald Trump Jr., the son of a famously flamboyant billionaire, rails against the “self-satisfied people at the top, our new aristocrats.”
  • Ben Carson tells us that Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to Lucifer; Hillary Clinton wrote a college thesis about Alinsky; therefore Clinton is…a Satan worshipper?

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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