Four score and seven years ago: Donald Trump will accept the Republican Party’s presidential nomination tonight at the convention in Cleveland.
Reeling from the Melania Trump plagiarism flap, speechwriters decided to remove two of the best lines in The Donald’s address: “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” and “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
In for a Pence: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence accepted the vice presidential nomination in a speech that followed ones by three vanquished Trump opponents: Lyin’ Ted Cruz, Little Marco Rubio and Dopey Scott Walker.
Trump has yet to bestow a demeaning nickname on his running mate. The Buzz suggests Second Choice Mike, or perhaps Buyers’ Remorse Pence.
Macro-brew: The Justice Department has OK’d a merger of two of the world’s largest beer makers: Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller.
Regulators apparently decided that since Anheuser-Busch InBev already has a monopoly on crummy beer with Bud Light, where’s the harm?
— Mark Carlson, Herald staff