We are taught to “know they enemy,” and in that spirit I forced myself to watch these speeches last night. Sitting through them was ridiculously hard, but since none were longer than 10 minutes I got through my self-imposed homework assignment by taking breaks to recover in between.

Being aware of the other side’s latest twisted talking points and strategies is “frankly” (Cecile’s favorite word) smart. So I’m giving you the same homework assignment. Now, now, I can hear you groaning. But we need to be aware. None of these are longer than 10 minutes. You can do this!