From the LA Times: A full list of scheduled main stage speakers at the Trump convention. The list includes two soap opera actors, an obscure musician, a pro golfer, and the president of the UFC. Oh, and a black guy. They managed to get a black guy. So there’s no racism.
From the New York Times: Tim Tebow is the first of Trump’s C-list celebrities to pull his name from the above list.
From Politico: The RNC asked Sheldon Adelson to cover the $6m hole in the convention budget left by corporate walkouts.
From The Atlantic: Senator Tim Scott’s remarkably candid remarks about his experiences with capitol police have the potential to be game-changing. Are Republicans ready to listen?
From The Atlantic: More research is backing up the thesis of that old ‘gateway jobs’ post. Anyone who starts their career in one of the bottom-earning tiers is extremely unlikely ever to move up. Not every job is a ‘gateway job.’
From the GOPLifer archives: The Cruel Myth of the Gateway Job.