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Hillary Clinton will make history tonight…becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major political party. Last night, the current White House incumbent told a cheering convention — and Clinton's husband -- she's ready.

Later on the program, are elections almost always a choice between the lesser of evils? We talk about the ethics of "voting your conscience."

Special thanks to Phil Richards for production assistance.

Photo courtesy of the Clinton campaign

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Paul von Zielbauer
Sasa Woodruff
Andrea Brody
Elizabeth Segal

Tonight in Philadelphia: It's Up to Hillary Clinton 43 MIN, 16 SEC

To what started out as a divided convention, President Obama summed up the week's most important message in three words, "Don't boo. Vote." He acknowledged the troubles of some Americans, but said Hillary Clinton is uniquely qualified to continue the progress made during his eight years. He invoked Ronald Reagan's "shining city on a hill" in contrast to Donald Trump's dark vision of "a divided crime scene." We hear how Joe Biden, Tim Kaine -- even Michael Bloomberg — helped set the stage for tonight's acceptance by the first woman nominee for the White House.


Photo courtesy of the Clinton campaign

Guests:
Jay Newton-Small, Time magazine (@JNSmall)
Jacqueline Collins, Illinois State Senate (@senatorjacqui)
Jamil Smith, MTV News (@JamilSmith)
Matt Welch, Reason magazine (@mattwelch)
Indira Lakshmanan, Boston Globe / Politico Magazine (@Indira_L)
Nancy L. Cohen, historian and author (@nancylcohen)

More:
Newton-Small's 'Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works'
Lakshmanan on the mystery of the two Hillarys

Breakthrough

Nancy L. Cohen

Is Voting Your Heart Immoral and Unethical? 6 MIN, 38 SEC

Many Democrats are still feeling "The Bern," and there are options to Hillary Clinton: Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Democrats voting for them would be "voting their conscience," rather than picking Clinton as the lesser of two evils. Is that really as moral a choice as it sounds? Jason Brennan is a philosopher at Georgetown University and author of The Ethics of Voting.

Guests:
Jason Brennan, Georgetown University

The Ethics of Voting

Jason Brennan

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