Headlines Edition

Monday Headlines: The enthusiasm glut.

The Republican National Convention begins today, and Trump will make an appearance every single night. / NPR, CNN

The Republican National Committee won't present a party platform at the convention, and will instead "enthusiastically support the president’s America-first agenda." / MarketWatch

See also: What happens when a party gives up on ideas? / POLITICO

According to a poll, most Republicans believe the 170,000 deaths from the coronavirus are acceptable. / CBS News

Yesterday Trump announced that the FDA has authorized the emergency use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients. / NPR

Imagined scenarios for what might happen if Trump rejects the election results. / The New Yorker

Twitter placed a "public interest notice" on a Trump tweet that claimed mailboxes allow for voter fraud, and are not properly sanitized during the pandemic. / BuzzFeed News

Postal workers in Washington State are defying USPS orders and reconnecting high-speed mail-sorting machines. / Forbes

The Dept. of Homeland Security says it doesn't have the authority to deploy agents to polling locations, despite Trump's claims. / The Week

In a 2017 meeting with civil rights leaders, Trump said low turnout among Black voters helped him win the election, "and it was great." / POLITICO

Fleeing from the wildfires, more than 200,000 people have been evacuated from in and around San Francisco. / Slate

Two tropical storms are poised to hit the Gulf Coast this week—just days apart. / Orlando Sentinel

An apple tree thought to be the oldest in the Pacific Northwest died this summer at age 194. / CNN

"Generations of readers have been led to believe that murder victims most often are women killed by men and that Black serial murderers are rare." White voices and victims dominate the true-crime genre. / The Appeal

Kellyanne Conway has announced she's leaving the White House at the end of the month, and her husband George Conway says he's stepping back from his role at the Lincoln Project—both citing a need to focus on their family. / The Washington Post

The Conways' 15-year-old daughter responds on TikTok: "Look at what I did, ladies and gentlemen." / Vulture

Researchers staged a 1,500-person indoor concert in Leipzig to study how the coronavirus might spread at such an event. / CNN