Many thanks to JJV for covering the late unpleasantness at Weehawken. My only observation is that Hamilton's character was not particularly sterling (not that anyone was particularly clean; "thank God for Franklin" was probably uttered sotto voce more than once), and Burr, for all his faults, was no Trump.
Oh hey, speaking of Trump, the GOP could not have picked a more symbolic place to consummate its primary season than the Mistake on the Lake. So far the convention has delivered on its promise of ragged anarchy, appeals to fear and bigotry, and massive dividends for investors in popcorn futures. As expected, Stephen Colbert is all over it, including a welcome reappearance of his Comedy Central persona, brandishing Sting no less! I suspect I am going to be sleepy at work this week.
Just for kicks I'll pose the same question that I did a while back:
Can anyone present a reasoned, persuasive defense of Trump's fitness to be president, either on his own merits or relative to Hillary Clinton's?
And here is one for the Both Sides Do It contingent: how many major party nominating conventions have featured repeated calls for the imprisonment of the presumptive opponent?