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Jill Biden loves Joe, and so did John McCain

The theme of the second night of the Democratic National Convention was “Leadership matters,” and the Democratic Party leaned heavily on those with prior government experience to make the case that Joe Biden is better equipped than Donald Trump to handle the responsibility of the presidency.

Here are four takeaways from Day 2 of the DNC.

The old guard comes out in force

In the 77-year-old Biden, Democrats have chosen the oldest presidential nominee in U.S. history. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, 74, is the oldest person ever to become president, and he often portrays Biden as too diminished mentally to be able to run the country.

On Tuesday, Democrats attempted to turn that argument back on Trump. They showcased speakers with decades of experience in government, all hammering home the message that he has done a terrible job in office.

A fixture at Democratic National Conventions since the 1980s, former President

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As a woman who loves women, Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ lyrics resonated deeply with my queer experiences

Taylor Swift's "Folklore" has found an eager audience of queer listeners.
Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” has found an eager audience of queer listeners.

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  • Taylor Swift’s new album “Folklore” blends fantasy and reality together for a masterclass in storytelling that can resonate with a diverse set of listeners. 

  • For me, “Folklore” is a tribute to the experiences I’ve had as a gay woman, from my childhood to my first lesbian relationship and my present-day struggle with femininity. 

  • I interpret the lyrics on songs like “Seven,” “August,” and “Mirrorball” with queer experiences like first love, being closeted, and gender presentation. 

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Released last week, Taylor Swift’s surprise studio album “Folklore” has already become one of the best collections of her career, if not the outright winner. It’s a winding, melancholy trip that Swift says blends together fantasy and reality. 

It’s well documented that Swift’s strength lies in her lyrical storytelling, and her best deep cuts tend

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