You know who else used words to make a point?
Dave Weigel responds to a reported comment by Pat Lehman, the dean of the Kansas delegation. 

Washington Times: Messiah? who, Moon?
The New Republic's Timothy Noah is surprised that Rev. Sun Myung Moon's ownership of The Washington Times did not appear in the lead paragraphs in obituaries about him. 

Chart of the day: Are you better off than you were four years ago?
David A. Graham at The Atlantic highlights a chart from the Obama campaign in response to Republicans asking if Americans are better off than they were four years ago. 

Occupy Wall Street shows up at DNC, bashes Obama
Reason's Garrett Quinn reports on the Occupy Wall Street movement's appearance at the Democratic National Convention. 


UAW chief gets prime-time slot as Obama touts auto recovery
The president of the United Auto Workers is getting a prime-time spot at the Democratic National Convention as President Obama plans to tout the auto bailout, The Hill's Kevin Bogardus reports

California Dem bashes GOP convention for lack of diversity, mean-spiritedness
A Democratic congressman from California strongly criticized the Republican National Convention a week earlier for its lack of diversity, according to The Hill's Mike Lillis.