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Sam Sianis, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago, on the field prior to a 1984 National League playoff game. AP Photo

The World Series of the Apocalypse?

No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: ‘The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.’
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.” Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

In acceptance speech, Trump embraces role as hero of the forgotten

Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Stanford Smith, a worker at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, places a portrait of Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush in the halls of the Republican convention site July 29, 2000. Reuters

Will Trump use the convention to broadcast a more moderate image?

These made-for-TV events are an excellent opportunity for a candidate to shape his or her image. A subtle approach works best. That could be an issue for Trump.

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