This Convention was an Eight-Hour-Long Infomercial—And a Pretty Good One

Of you want to grade how successfully the Democrats sold Joe Biden to the public this week, the best point of comparison might be the way one company convinced millions of Americans they needed the Showtime Rotisserie. Or the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler. Or the Cap Snaffler. Those were the 1990s-era Ronco products that became near-householdContinue reading “This Convention was an Eight-Hour-Long Infomercial—And a Pretty Good One”

How 74-year-old Ed Markey is Stealing the Youth Vote from a Millennial Kennedy

This new image for Markey is the culmination of an unlikely alliance between a passionate, web-savvy group of young supporters and the official campaign. It’s a simple relationship in the internet age: Each helps the other go viral. While the campaign amplifies the students’ memes, the Gen Z fans convert some of that online energyContinue reading “How 74-year-old Ed Markey is Stealing the Youth Vote from a Millennial Kennedy”