Hillary Clinton closed out her historic nomination week with a speech short on poetry, long on prose, and longer on what is the Dem’s clear strategy in the general: Attack Trump’s instability and lack of experience. This was the line that Hillary wants you to remember: “He loses his cool at the slightest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough question from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protestor at a rally. Imagine, if you dare, imagine — imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” And don’t blame the messenger on this, but thanks to the timing of the conventions, we’re about to be subjected to the longest general election in more than fifty years (and back then, there were no tweets).

+ All right. This one time I’ll let you ask me about my affairs: Over the years, I’ve tamped down political coverage in this newsletter for a few reasons. First, people who are into politics consume that content faster than I can share it. Second, the constant yelling at each other changes no minds. And third, I’ve got to save something for my Twitter feed. So why have I been sucked into coverage of this election? Because I don’t see this as just another battle between two parties. And I’m confident I’m joined in that view by prominent voices from both sides. Khizr Khan explains it better than I ever could.

+ Let’s end the week on a political topic we all can agree on. Those balloon drops are pretty impressive. Here’s how they pull them off. (After the past two weeks of balloon drops, my daughter wants to have her 8th birthday party at a convention.)