Uncategorized | 12:15 am | August 28, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Stalking famous people, day 4

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night. DENVER, 12:15 a.m. — In the time between speeches by Bill Clinton LAW ’73 and Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware, I had the chance to roam around the suite level at the Pepsi Center, where most celebrities and high-powered politicians sit during »

Uncategorized | 9:23 pm | August 27, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

The folkiest governor in the whole wide world

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 9:23 p.m. — Keynote? What keynote? Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer stole the show from former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. If you’re going to watch a single speech from the convention by someone without the last name Obama, Clinton or Kennedy, this could be the »

Uncategorized | 6:15 pm | August 27, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

LIVE: Bill takes the stage

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 6:15 p.m. — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton LAW ’73 will speak here in about an hour, and, as with last night, all the attention is on his speech. We’ll be in the Pepsi Center to bring it live to you. 7:26 p.m. | “America must always be a place called »

Uncategorized | 6:06 pm | August 27, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

What do nine terms in the House get you? One minute at the DNC

DENVER, 6:07 p.m. — Representative Rosa DeLauro of New Haven addressed the Democratic National Convention today. One of a handful of House members to speak, DeLauro only had three paragraphs’ worth of time on the podium, but she made it count, challenging Senator John McCain on the issue of fair pay for women. “The Supreme »

Uncategorized | 1:19 pm | August 27, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Stop the presses: We’ve got a provost

By Thomas Kaplan DENVER, 1:27 p.m. — On Monday, in a recap of observations from my first full day at the Democratic National Convention, I wrote: There is some good news: Yale did not name a provost today. When I was in New Hampshire, Yale made its big announcement about how it would spend more »