Jay Bookman

Opinion columnist and blogger with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, environmental and technology-related issues

The most powerful moment of either convention


OK, folks.

This will be the most memorable, important moment of either 2016 convention. It's the testimony from the parents of a fallen American soldier, Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. My hope is that Donald Trump saw it, that he saw every single second of it and was shamed by it.

Hey, I can dream, right?

Unfortunately, if you were watching Fox News, you missed most of the above. For whatever reason -- incompetence, bad news judgment or maybe something less forgivable -- they chose not to show it to their viewers. You should see it.

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Jay Bookman writes about government and politics, with an occasional foray into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.