My colleague, KC Johnson, rightly asks if the political conventions have become obsolete. Having said that, the Democrats did make the most of their non-event in Boston on its first night. The much-hyped blogging from the convention, on the other hand, doesn't meet expectations. The best of it is at Oxblog, TAP and TNR, but Derek Catsam and Andrew Sullivan do a good job of it from their television vantage.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Atrios has unveiled himself. Here's another picture of him with Kos, Matt Yglesias and other bloggers at the convention in Boston. He is Duncan B. Black and his doctorate is in economics from Brown (scroll down). Black/Atrios has held research or teaching positions at the London School of Economics, the Universite catholique de Louvain, the University of California, Irvine, and Bryn Mawr. Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. (Yes, it means his money comes from Soros, but so what?) Thanks to Tom Spencer and Kevin Drum for the tip.